Cybersecurity alliance launches first open source messaging framework for security tools


A new language framework designed to breach fragmentation gaps between cybersecurity tools has been released to the open source community. Launched by the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA), a consortium of cybersecurity vendors including IBM, Crowdstrike, and McAfee, on Monday, the OCA said that OpenDXL Ontology is the “first open source language for connecting cybersecurity tools through a common messaging framework.”

OpenDXL Ontology, now available, aims to create a common language between cybersecurity tools and systems by removing the need for custom integrations between products that can be most effective when communicating with each other — such as endpoint systems, firewalls, and behavior monitors — but suffer from fragmentation and vendor-specific architecture.

[Source: ZDNet]