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TIC 3.0 Draft Documentation Release and Request for Comments Now Available

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published the TIC 3.0 Draft Documentation Release and Request for Comments  https://www.cisa.gov/blog/2019/12/20/making-right-connections

TIC 3.0 is a core element of IT modernization, the OMB Cloud Smart strategy, and is supported by security solutions under GSA Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS).
CISA's guidance is described in a collection of documents: 
  1. Program Guidebook (Volume 1) – Outlines the modernized TIC program and includes its historical context
  2. Reference Architecture (Volume 2) – Defines the concepts of the program to guide and constrain the diverse implementations of the security capabilities
  3. Security Capabilities Handbook (Volume 3) – Indexes security capabilities relevant to TIC
  4. Use Case Handbook (Volume 4) – Introduces use cases, which describe an implementation of TIC for each identified use
    • Traditional TIC Use Case – Describes the architecture and security capabilities guidance for the conventional TIC implementation
    • Branch Office Use Case – Describes the architecture and security capabilities guidance for remote offices
  5. Service Provider Overlay Handbook (Volume 5) – Introduces overlays, which map the security functions of a service provider to the TIC capabilities
    • Overlays are under development and will be released at a later date
  6. Pilot Process Handbook - Establishes a framework for agencies to execute pilots
  7. NCPS Cloud Reference Architecture - Explains how agencies can satisfy CISA's EINSTEIN cloud requirements

The updated TIC documentation covers all aspects of the program from the modernization from past iterations of TIC, security architectures, capabilities, and high-level implementations. The documents are additive; each build on the other like chapters in a book. The TIC PMO recommends that agencies reference the documents in order  to gain a complete understanding of the modernized initiative. See link below.








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