John I agree with you, we need to list out some top level design goals for this "thing" we are building, however, i also think this is something that we can solve in less than 7-10 days. We know what people have been asking for, we have heard them talking about it for 18-24 months. The problem in the past was, discussions would fizzle out because we the community felt like if MITRE did not like the idea, it was just blackholed.
So the way forward is lets have everyone spell out their requirements for the future of the beautiful CTI Tomorrowland, lets do a simple up-down vote, and then start working on getting these things done.... This does not need to be complicated or drawn out.
My list in order of importance:
1) We should do major releases of STIX, CybOX, and TAXII and build on what we now understand about peoples needs.
2) Everything should have one way of doing things and should be simple, easy to understand, and fast
4) Simplify structures and flatten nested structures when possible
5) Top level relationships
6) Top level sightings
I would also like to ask that on the Wiki, we start spelling out detailed use cases that are going to drive the use of CTI.
Bret Jordan CISSP
Director of Security Architecture and Standards | Office of the CTO
Blue Coat Systems
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