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Subject: OASIS News: KMIP, CXS, VIRTIO, OBIX, and more open standards updates

12 Aug 2015
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The Open Standards Community Newsletter
In this issue:
Attend Borderless Cyber, the first in a series of OASIS events on cyber threat intelligence sharing. Borderless Cyber is cohosted by The World Bank and OASIS and sponsored by IBM and Hitachi. Speakers include:
  •     Ken Ducatel, European Commission
  •     Fernando Nikitin, Inter-American Development Bank
  •     Adam Sedgewick, U.S. NIST
  •     Barbara Grewe, The MITRE Corporation
  •     Parham Eftekhari, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)
  •     Ryuichi Hirano, Government of Japan
  •     Marco Obiso, ITU
  •     Richard Struse, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Free priority registration for OASIS members ends 15 Aug.

Members elect 2015 Board of Directors and TAB

Jenny Huang of AT&T Services was elected and Peter Brown, Martin Chapman of Oracle, Dave Ings of IBM, and Sanjay Patil of SAP were reelected to two-year terms on the OASIS Board of Directors. They join continuing Board members, Frederick Hirsch, Gershon Janssen, Ram Jeyaraman of Microsoft, Dawn Jutla of St. Mary’s University, Paul Lipton of CA Technologies, and Fang You of Huawei.

Patrick Durusau, Asok Malhotra of Oracle, and Kevin Mangold of the U.S. NIST were all re-elected to two-year terms on the OASIS Technical Advisory Board. They join continuing TAB members, Jacques Durand of Fujitsu and Chet Ensign of OASIS.

The consortium expresses deep gratitude to outgoing Board Member, Mike Denicola of Fujitsu, who served on the Board nearly continuously since 2004, often as Treasurer. His service and leadership have been an important part of our success.

KMIP and CXS Awarded Open Standards Cup

The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC has been named Outstanding Accomplished TC for 2015. Saikat Saha of Oracle and Tony Cox of Cryptsoft chair the TC, and Robert Lockhart of Thales e-Security is Secretary. Finalists in this category include MQTT, PKCS 11, XACML, and XLIFF.

The Context Server (CXS) TC has been named Outstanding New TC. Thomas Sigdestad of Enonic and Serge Huber of Jahia chair the TC. Finalists in this category include CMIS4DAM and IBOPS.

Congratulations to all recipients and finalists, and thanks to the TAB for taking on the difficult job of selecting winners from what was an extremely impressive field of nominees.

Durusau and Palmirani named as OASIS Distinguished Contributors

Patrick Durusau is an independent consultant and standards editor. He currently serves on the TAB, is editor for the OASIS OpenDocument TC, co-editor of ISO/IEC 13250 parts 1 and 5 (topic maps), and convener of JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3.
Monica Palmirani of the University of Bologna CIRSFID co-chairs the LegalDocML and LegalRuleML TCs, serves on the LegalXML Steering Committee and is a member of the LegalCiteM TC. She is recognized as a leader in the legal informatics community.

US members invited to advise ISO Audit Data Project Committee

ISO/PC 295 is bringing together countries from around the world to develop an international standard that will define how auditors can obtain accounting data. The group will identify format and content requirements for accounting data elements and data interface output files. Organizations doing business in the US are invited to participate in the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/PC 295. The TAG will be administered by ANSI as part of a strategic partnership with OASIS. TAG participants include AICPA, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and XBRL. OASIS Sponsor members are eligible for a $4,000 discount off TAG participation fees. Contact communications@oasis-open.org for details.

VIRTIO TC Publishes Committee Specification

Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) 1.0 gives virtual environments and guests a straightforward, efficient standard and extensible mechanism for virtual devices, rather than boutique per-environment or per-OS mechanisms. Congratulations to the VIRTIO TC chair, Michael Tsirkin of Red Hat, and to all TC members for accomplishing this milestone.

Public Review Underway for OBIX

Open Building Information eXchange (OBIX) 1.1 provides the core information model and interaction pattern for building control systems. This public review ends 19 Aug.

10 New Sponsor Members Join OASIS

Check Point Software Technologies is a global security vendor providing solutions and protecting customers from cyberattacks.
eSentire offers Active Threat Protection, a comprehensive way to defend enterprises from cyber threats.
Fortinent delivers a high performing network security platform to secure and simplify IT infrastructure.
iboss Cybersecurity defends today’s borderless networks against malware, advanced threats and data exfiltration. 
iSIGHT Partners provides comprehensive cyber intelligence connecting security technology and operations to the business.
New Context Services helps organizations to run secure, reliable systems to align people, processes and technologies to deliver an organization’s shared mission.
Resilient Systems is an Incident Response Platform (IRP) provider, helping organizations to thrive in the face of cyberattacks and business crises.
Synopsys provides products and services that accelerate innovation in the global electronics market.
ThreatQuotient builds analyst-driven application that helps organization manage threat intelligence to defend against sophisticated cyber attacks.
TruSTAR Technology is the first global anonymous cyber incident sharing platform for enterprises.
"Security professionals are overwhelmed and simply don’t have time for analyzing data in disparate formats. STIX, TAXII, and CybOX streamline the process, putting the focus of cyber intelligence where it belongs—on prevention, detection, and remediation."

Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
The Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit organization that defends civil liberties in the digital world, launched a GitHub project to translate its content using the XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) OASIS Standard.
Important Dates

15 Aug
Final day for OASIS members' free priority registration to Borderless Cyber

19 Aug
15-16 Sept
Washington, DC
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