MAEC 5.0 Roadmap

The roadmap and resources for Version 5.0 of the MAEC Language is below. We welcome any feedback regarding the release, either at the GitHub issue tracker link below, or directly to maec@mitre.org or the MAEC Community Email Discussion List.

We also recently hosted a series of “MAEC 5.0 Working Session Calls” focusing on this next version of the MAEC Language. Please visit the working call page in the MAEC Community section to review an archive of those calls.

MAEC Version 5.0

Highlights

  • Next major release (backwards incompatible with current version)
  • New output format: JSON
  • Major refactoring of many structures for simplicity and ease-of-use
  • Addition of structures for capturing function fingerprints
  • Updates to existing vocabularies
  • Resources: Specification and Vocabularies

Release Timeline

AUGUST 2017 - Draft Release

  • This will be a draft version of MAEC 5.0 that will still be open for comment and feedback.
  • Included will be the specification and vocabularies, JSON schemas, and Cuckoo 2.0.x output module.

SEPTEMBER 2017 - Final Release

  • This is the final release version that will incorporate any comments/feedback during the draft phase.
  • Included will be the finalized specification and vocabularies, JSON schemas, and Cuckoo 2.0.x output module.