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..

The Importance of Security Policies for Download

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 FLANK21 set of operational, business specific, and information security policies, procedures, forms, templates, checklists – and more – from FLANK.

 Security Policies are a Must for Compliance

With hundreds of documents to choose from, the FLANK21 can be purchased and immediately downloaded. The growing regulatory compliance world we all live in and the need to fundamentally document one’s entire information systems architecture requires comprehensive documentation, such as those offered by FLANK.