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Subject: [cabfpub] Ballot 203: Formation of Network Security Working Group (v2)

[This replaces the earlier ballot text of the same title; timeline dates are 

Ballot 203: Formation of Network Security Working Group (v2)

Purpose of Ballot: To form a Network Security Working Group to re-evaluate the 
CAB Forum's Network Security Guidelines.

The following motion has been proposed by Gervase Markham of Mozilla and 
endorsed by Jeremy Rowley of DigiCert and Moudrick Dadashov of SSC:


In accordance with Section 5.3 of the CA/B Forum Bylaws, the chartering of a 
new Working Group requires a ballot. This ballot charters the Network Security 
Working Group.

The CAB Forum's Network Security Guidelines were adopted in August 2012 but 
have not been updated since. Significant doubts have been raised as to their 
fitness for purpose in 2017. Therefore, the Working Group’s charter will be as 


1. Consider options for revising, replacing or scrapping the Network Security 


1. A report with one or more proposals for the future of the Network Security 

2. For proposals involving replacement, details of the availability and 
applicability of the proposed alternative, and what modifications if any would 
be needed to it in order to make it suitable for use.

3. For proposals involving revision, details of the revisions that are deemed 
necessary and how the document will be kept current in the future.

4. For proposals involving scrapping, an explanation of why this is preferable 
to either of the other two options.

5. If there are multiple proposals, optionally a recommendation as to which one 
to pursue and an associated timeline.

6. A form of ballot or ballots to implement any recommendations.


The Working Group shall expire once the deliverables have been completed, or on 
2018-06-19, whichever happens first.

The expiry date given above shall be automatically postponed by 1 year on 
2018-05-19 ("postponement date") and each anniversary of the postponement date 
thereafter unless three or more members separately or jointly request on the 
Public Mail List, within one month prior to a particular postponement date, 
that expiry of this Working Group not be postponed in that instance.


The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:


Start time (22:00 UTC)

End time (22:00 UTC)

Discussion (7 to 14 days)

5th June

12th June

Vote for approval (7 days)

12th June

19th June

Votes must be cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread on the Public 
list. A vote in favor of the motion must indicate a clear 'yes' in the 
response. A vote against must indicate a clear 'no' in the response. A vote to 
abstain must indicate a clear 'abstain' in the response. Unclear responses will 
not be counted. The latest vote received from any representative of a voting 
member before the close of the voting period will be counted. Voting members 
are listed here: https://cabforum.org/members/
In order for the motion to be adopted, two thirds or more of the votes cast by 
members in the CA category and greater than 50% of the votes cast by members in 
the browser category must be in favor. Quorum is shown on CA/Browser Forum 
wiki. Under Bylaw 2.2(g), at least the required quorum number must participate 
in the ballot for the ballot to be valid, either by voting in favor, voting 
against, or abstaining.
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