2.4.5 G & R for Security Incident Processing (grip)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 46th IETF Meeting in Washington, DC. It may now be out-of-date. Last Modified: 29-Sep-99


Barbara Fraser <byf@cert.org>
K.P. Kossakowski <kpk@work.de>

Operations and Management Area Director(s):

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com>
Bert Wijnen <wijnen@vnet.ibm.com>

Operations and Management Area Advisor:

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com>

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Description of Working Group:

The full name of this working group is Guidelines and Recommendations for Security Incident Processing.

This working group is co-chartered by the Security Area.

The purpose of the GRIP Working Group is to provide guidelines and recommendations to facilitate the consistent handling of security incidents in the Internet community. Guidelines will address technology vendors, network service providers and response teams in their roles assisting organizations in resolving security incidents. These relationships are functional and can exist within and across organizational boundaries.

The working group will produce a set of documents:

1) Guidelines for security incident response teams (IRT).

2) Guidelines for internet service providers (ISP) consisting of three documents covering the following topics:

* Expectations on how ISPs will coordinate with each other and IRTs in incident handling

* Consumer Checklist on ISPs

* Site Security Handbook (SSH) Addendum for ISPs

3) Guidelines for vendors (technology producers).

Goals and Milestones:

Mar 99


Submit Expectations for ISPs as an Internet-Draft

Mar 99


Submit Consumer Checklist on ISPs as an Internet-Draft

Mar 99


Submit Internet-Draft on security guidelines for technology providers

Mar 99


Submit Roadmap document as an Internet-Draft

May 99


Submit Revisions to three major I-Ds

Jun 99


Submit ISP documents to IESG for consideration as a BCP RFC

Jul 99


Submit revision to guidelines for technology providers as an I-D

Jul 99


Meet at IETF in Oslo

Sep 99


Submit final verion of guidelines for technology providers Internet-Draft

Oct 99


Submit guidelines for technology providers to IESG for consideration as a BCP RFC


Request For Comments:







Expectations for Computer Security Incident Response

Current Meeting Report

GRIP Working Group Minutes
Prepared by: David Blumenstein

This working group met once during the Nov 99 IETF meeting. The agenda covered each of the three documents currently under development by the group. The goal of the group is to complete all documents by the end of the year. We don't expect to need a meeting in Adelaide.

1. draft-ietf-grip-isp-expectations-01.txt

The editor was unable to complete a new draft after the Oslo meeting. He has said he'll have a new one out in the next three weeks.

2. draft-ietf-grip-ssh-add-00.txt

Tristan posted a draft to IDs but was unable to attend the meeting and receive critique. Peter Kossakowski had some comments on the document that he will send to the list. The group was encouraged to review the draft and send comments to the list as well. We hope to have a final draft by the end of the year.

3. draft-ietf-grip-user-02.txt

Tony has completed the changes identified at the Oslo meeting but he was not able to make the ID cut-off date. He reviewed the changes he had made and said he'd have the new draft out as soon as drafts are being accepted again. There was no additional comments regarding the document although it was noted that the review in Oslo didn't get all the way through the document. So, once the new draft is posted, the group needs to carefully review it in its entirity.

Tony mentioned making the following changes to the security policy section:

goal: done by the end of the year

co-editing of document to be handled by Manos Megagiannis


None received.