On June 7, 2017, the OpenC2 Forum transitioned to the OASIS standards development consortium.
We welcome your participation in the OpenC2 Technical Committee (TC)
As of 11 July 2019, the three OpenC2 specifications have been approved as OASIS Committee Specifications, and they have been formally published by OASIS. The announcement and links to the specification documents can be found here.
A minor update to the Language Specification was approved in November 2019, so the current version is v1.0 CS02. The announcement for that update can be found here.
The OpenC2 TC conducted an interoperability Plug Fest / Hackathon on 27-28 January 2020. This event was sponsored by the US Cyber Command's DreamPort facility in Columbia, MD, and took place at the nearby UMBC Training facility.
The Plug Fest / Hackathon event drew about 50 participants from a broad range of organizations and multiple countries. A summary of the results can be found on the Plug Fest Outcomes page on GitHub.
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?