[cabfpub] Fairly Urgent: Draft Network Security Working Group charter ballot

Peter Bowen pzb at amzn.com
Sat Jun 3 20:23:33 UTC 2017


Thanks for posting this.  As you note, haven’t gotten internal consensus to endorse/propose this language, so it will need a proposer.


> On Jun 3, 2017, at 12:41 PM, Gervase Markham via Public <public at cabforum.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Peter was planning to post this for discussion, but ran into some
> headwinds, so I am. If we want to have this group formed so it can meet
> in Berlin, which I think would be a very good thing to get it going, we
> need to launch the ballot by 10pm UTC on Monday (2 weeks before we meet).
> So can I have _quick_ feedback on whether this does the job or not, and
> concrete suggestions for change if not, and a couple of people willing
> to endorse? I need two people.
> Thanks :-)
> Gerv
> <cut here>
> Ballot XXX - Formation of Network Security Working Group
> The following motion has been proposed by Peter Bowen of Amazon and
> endorsed by XXX of XXX and XXX of XXX:
> In accordance with Section 5.3 of the CA/B Forum Bylaws, the chartering
> of a new Working Group requires a ballot. This ballot charters the
> Network Security Working Group.
> The CAB Forum's Network Security Guidelines were adopted in August 2012
> but have not been updated since. Significant doubts have been raised as
> to their fitness for purpose in 2017. Therefore, the Working Group’s
> charter will be as follows:
> Scope
> -----
> 1. Consider options for revising, replacing or scrapping the Network
> Security Guidelines.
> Deliverables
> ------------
> 1. An extensive report with one or more proposals for the future of the
> Network Security Guidelines.
> 2. For proposals involvement replacement, details of the availability
> and applicability of the proposed alternative basis, and what
> modifications if any would be needed to it in order to make it suitable
> for use.
> 3. For proposals involving revision, details of the revisions that are
> deemed necessary and how the document will be kept current in the future.
> 4. For proposals involving scrapping, an explanation of why this is
> preferable to either of the other two options.
> 5. If there are multiple proposals, optionally a recommendation as to
> which one to pursue and an associated timeline.
> 6. A form of ballot or ballots to implement any recommendations.
> Expiry
> ------
> The Working Group shall expire once the deliverables have been
> completed, or if the group agrees that it cannot achieve the 2/3rds
> endorsement required by the bylaws for any proposal.
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