[cabf_netsec] [EXTERNAL]Re: "Zones" Ballot Endorsers

Bruce Morton Bruce.Morton at entrustdatacard.com
Thu May 28 11:53:30 MST 2020

I would assume that if we did not amend the BRs, then it would look like the security requirements were being reduced. So yes, I think that the BRs should be changed at the same time.


From: Ben Wilson <bwilson at mozilla.com>
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Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL]Re: [cabf_netsec] "Zones" Ballot Endorsers

I'm open to discussion on this.  Would we want to amend section 5.1 of the BRs with the same ballot?

On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 12:33 PM Bruce Morton <Bruce.Morton at entrustdatacard.com<mailto:Bruce.Morton at entrustdatacard.com>> wrote:
Hi Ben,

Thanks for all the work on this ballot. I am wondering if we should try to remove physical security and physical access requirements from the NetSec document. Physical Security requirements could be put into BR 5.1 in a section called Physical Security Controls.

For instance, item 1.c. states “Maintain Root CA Systems in a Physically Secure Environment and in an offline state or air-gapped from all other networks.” This could be changed so that 1.c. states “Maintain Root CA Systems in an offline state or air-gapped from all other networks” and BR 5.1 could state “Maintain CA Systems in a physically secure environment.”

It also seems that now that the old zone definitions have been combined and now Physically Secure Environment now covers both physical and logical environments. If we eliminate physical security, then we could just address logical security which could be better applied to the NetSec document.

In a future ballot, we might want to push some of the Trusted Role requirements into BR 5.2.

Thanks, Bruce.

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I'm happy to endorse, Ben. Trev and David also said they would be good to endorse the ballot.

On 13/05/2020 20:58, Ben Wilson via Netsec wrote:
I can't remember whether there were people who volunteered to be endorsers of the "Zones" ballot.

See below:

Ballot and Explanation - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xlbg-0Hg1A3Px1Gj8XCQFSal5V_84hBjtVwohbXqiqM/edit?usp=sharing

Redlined version of NCSSRs - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n6LPNN0WJY9Cdw5qOl2-fFzQxBiZtw-q/view?usp=sharing


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