P802.1AEdk: MAC Privacy protection

Full title: IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks–Media Access Control (MAC) Security – Amendment 4: MAC Privacy protection

This amendment specifies privacy enhancements that complement existing IEEE Std 802.1AE MAC Security capabilities, and reduce the ability of external observers to correlate user data frames, their sizes, transmission timing and transmission frequency with users’ identities and activities. It specifies an encapsulation format that allows one or more user data frames and padding octets to be carried within the confidentiality protected data of a consolidating frame, hiding the users’ MAC addresses and original frame sizes. The transmitter can balance the privacy improvement against the loss of efficiency and delay by controlling the sizes of consolidating frames and when they are transmitted. YANG configuration and operational state models are defined both for the existing functionality of IEEE Std 802.1AE and for the functionality to be added by this project. This amendment describes privacy considerations for the use, design, and deployment of bridged networks. This project includes technical and editorial corrections to existing IEEE Std 802.1AE functionality.

Current Status

Draft TBS
Status PAR approved.
PAR PAR approved February 14th, 2020.
Editor Don Fedyk

Presentations and contributions

22 January 2020 IEEE 802.1 Security MACsec Privacy – Fedyk et al.
11 November 2019 Frame Format for IEEE 802.1AEdk MACsec Privacy – Don Fedyk
17 July 2019 YANG Instance Document
16 July 2019 P802.1AE YANG (Initial contribution)
20 May 2019 How privacy protection might amend 802.1AE

The above (possibly empty) list includes only the latest version of updated documents and omits those superseded by subsequent discussion or inclusion in the current draft (see filenames beginning “dk-” in the 2019 and 2020 802.1 public directories for past contributions). Dates listed are the website file dates and can differ from creation dates in the documents.