The Situational Awareness Reference Architecture (SARA) Guide is intended for industrial facility
owners and operators as an open source guide to establishing and maintaining situational awareness. SARA is broken down into
four key areas: Identity;Inventory; Activity;
and Sharing. For each of these areas no-cost open source solutions are provided to allow facility
owners and operators of any size or resource level to achieve a complete set of necessary capabilities. Commercial Solution
Provider offer for-cost solutions which enhance each area to allow facility owners and operators to choose where appropriate
options which provide greater functionality, professional support and services, and other incremental benefits. Modern
society is underpinned by an interdependent infrastructure supporting the services necessary functions. Systems which provide
energy, food, water, goods, services, transportation, communication and other services rely on the availability of the others.
Each of these infrastructure segments are increasingly controlled by cyber systems which improve their economic and functional
effectiveness. These cyber systems bring with them changes to the risks faced by infrastructure operators and those who depend
on them. Addressing these risks requires individual facilities and the aggregate infrastructure they are part of to improve
the ability to maintain situational awareness.
application of IDMaps / SonarHops is locating data of Named Data-Networking <interest> by survey methods
/ internet triangulation denoting events and alerts in a common geo-spatial temporal intensity metric / meter meme e.g. "Paul
Revere" hop by hops for linear, sequential data and "Water Drop" for radius, area spatial intensity and frequency. . The Random Number Cyber Beacon from
NIST adds an audit feature useful for forensic analysis such as verifying the authenticity of a document, ledger, message
or contract at any point in the future.
The Heart Beacon Cycle is a procedural template / document guide referring to detailed
treatises guiding the formation, support of federated groups involves use of a commonly agreed upon set of <XML> tags
that describe data in a consistently recognizable, understandable meme
across cultures, languages, nations and domains -- the provice of an information exchange model for example, the (inter) National
Information Exchange Model or NIEM. The above graphic is cyber-security centric.
However, common <tags> must be cross-domain effective and able to connect domains, states, nations -- universally. A shared, common semantic web <tag> repository / template library would greatly enhance information
/ data exchange among federated groups – a Rosetta Stone for Cyber Security, Health Care etc., Named-Data Networking
NDN is the next generation internet sponsored by the National Science Foundation NSF. The NDN features routing based on content
location which would be facilitated by using network survey and triangulation techniques such as SonarHops and IDMaps. Network Centric Warfare research over seveal decades has generated message templates
and tag libraries containing over 300 XML-MTF message templates that could be repurposed for OOTW – Operations Other
Than War in military speak or commercial domain applications. Tag / Template libraries need to be cross-walked, normalized,
harmonized.. Standardized set of templates / <tag> repositories made available along with a “Rosetta Stone”
of instructions of converting values between communities – a task that the National Information Exchange Model is promulgating
internationally.. OASIS is a logical international organization already involved in developing a "Rosetta Stone"