As of June 7, 2017, the OpenC2 Forum has transitioned to
OASIS standards development consortium.
We welcome your participation in the OpenC2 Technical Committee
As of 11 July 2019, the three in-development OpenC2 specifications have been approved as OASIS Committee Specifications. OASIS has formally published the newly-approved specifications. The announcement and links to the specification documents can be found here.
A Forum to Promote Global Development and Adoption of Command and Control
Today, cyber-attacks are increasing in terms of complexity, speed, and dynamics. Advanced cyber actors now use highly-sophisticated, dynamic attack steps with automation, and these trends are likely to continue.
Modern defense systems are typically statically configured and integrate products in a nonstandard way. Upgrading or modifying the functional blocks within the cyber-defense is intensive, may impact the efficacy of the system as a whole, and in many cases cannot be realized in cyber-relevant time.
Future defense will require the integration of new functional blocks, coordination of responses between domains, synchronization of cyber defense mechanisms, and automated actions at machine speed against current and pending attacks. Standard interfaces and protocols to facilitate the integration of components resulting in a more flexible and interoperable cyber defense system. A defined, standardized, and unambiguous machine-to-machine command and control language will help realize this vision.
Our Vision: The OpenC2 Forum defines a language at a level of abstraction that will enable unambiguous command and control of cyber defense technologies. OpenC2 is broad enough to provide flexibility in the implementations of devices and accommodate future products and will have the precision necessary to achieve the desired effect.
Interested in having an impact on the standardization of cyber command and control?