Endpoint Taxonomy for CLESS
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SMART                                                        M McFadden
Internet Draft                             internet policy advisors ltd
Intended status: Informational                             July 8, 2019
Expires: January 8, 2020

                        Endpoint Taxonomy for CLESS
          draft-mcfadden-smart-endpoint-taxonomy-for-cless-00.txt

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Abstract

   A separate document [I-D:draft-taddei-smart-cless-introduction]
   (CLESS) attempts to establish the capabilities and limitations of
   endpoint-only security solutions and explore potential alternative
   approaches. That document discusses endpoints in general terms. It
   has been suggested that there are classes of endpoints that have
   different characteristics. Those classes may have completely
   different threat landscapes and the endpoints may have completely
   different security capabilities. In support of the work on CLESS,
   this document provides a taxonomy of endpoints that is intended to
   provide a foundation for further work on CLESS and research on
   approaches to providing endpoint security alternatives in a diverse
   group of settings.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................3
   2. Conventions used in this document..............................4
   3. Problem Statement..............................................4
   4. The Endpoint in CLESS..........................................4
   5. Taxonomy.......................................................5
      5.1. Traditional and Enterprise Computing Equipment [TECE].....6
         5.1.1. Description..........................................6
         5.1.2. Endpoint characteristics.............................6
      5.2. Personal Computing Equipment..............................6
         5.2.1. Description..........................................6
         5.2.2. Endpoint characteristics.............................7
      5.3. Human Interface Devices...................................8
         5.3.1. Endpoint description.................................8
         5.3.2. Endpoint characteristics.............................8
      5.4. Human Sensor Devices......................................8
         5.4.1. Endpoint characteristics.............................8
      5.5. Non-human Sensor Devices..................................9
         5.5.1. Endpoint Description.................................9
         5.5.2. Endpoint characteristics.............................9
      5.6. Peripheral Computing Equipment and Embedded Endpoints....10
         5.6.1. Endpoint Description................................10
         5.6.2. Endpoint characteristics............................10
      5.7. Internet Infrastructure Devices..........................11
         5.7.1. Endpoint Description................................11
         5.7.2. Endpoint characteristics............................11
      5.8. Application Layer Endpoints..............................12
         5.8.1. Description.........................................12
         5.8.2. Endpoint Characteristics............................12
   6. Security Considerations.......................................12
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