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SARA (the Situational Awareness Reference Architecture) provides applicable steps for creating local and shared situational awareness. In this March 26, 2104 session SARA was described and discussed by industry leaders – including Fred Cohen (Fearless Security) and Graham Speake (Yokogawa) — who have been involved in its development.


SARA is an ongoing project to compile and publish an applied guide to the processes, practices, standards and technologies which facilities and others can use to establish situational awareness, and it provides applicable steps for creating local and shared situational awareness.

To achieve the goal of a stable shared infrastructure we must begin with establishing awareness at facilities. Where facilities have awareness they are able to apply knowledge shared with them, and they are able to derive knowledge that can be shared with others. From such a foundation of awareness at facilities can arise a shared awareness at the level of municipalities, regions, nations and among the international community.

The ICS-ISAC is a non-profit Knowledge Sharing Center established to help facilities develop situational awareness in support of local, national and international security. At the ICS-ISAC facility operators, integrators, vendors, researchers and the communities they support work together to share the means and methods necessary to maintain safe and stable societies. Tripwire is proud to be a sponsoring member of ICS-ISAC.

Learn more about ICS-ISAC here…


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