Cyber Observables (CyboX) | Overview | the Importance of Information Security Policies and Procedures

44. What is Cyber Observables (CyboX) and why are information security policies and procedures so important today, and do you offer comprehensive I.T. security documentation?

The Cyber Observables or Cyber Observable eXpression – more commonly known as CyboX – is a common structure relating to the specification, capture, characterization, and communication of events observable in an operational domain. More simply stated, a large number of security “use cases” rely on critical information from event management and logging, malware characterization, intrusion detection, incident response and management, and other security practices.
CybOX thus provides a common mechanism (i.e., structure and content) for addressing such cyber observables across and among this full range of “use cases”, ultimately improving consistency, efficiency, interoperability and overall situational awareness. As for the definition of “cyber observables”, consider the following:

  • Meaningful patterns of potential observations that may indicate some sort of relevant event or state.
  • Constitutes a critical element of event management, attack pattern & threat characterization, cyber threat indicator sharing, attack detection, incident investigation, etc.

In summary, CyboX is an international standard | framework put forth for promoting consistent capture of cyber observable content, along with standardizing the transfer of information across the entire information security platform.

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Cybox is an initiative that should be given much attention from today’s I.T. professionals, as it ultimately promotes the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of an organization’s information systems landscape. Moreover, one important element to note about CyboX are the critical I.T. security practices (i.e., event management, attack pattern & threat characterization, cyber threat indicator sharing, attack detection, incident investigation, etc.) discussed by this particular framework. Ultimately, organizations need to have a comprehensive set of operational and information security policies and procedures specific to such security practices for them to be effective. The solution is the Global Information Security Compliance Packet (GISCP) set of operational, business specific, and information security policies, procedures, forms, templates, checklists – and more – from Flat Iron Technologies, LLC.

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