Recommendation ITU-T X.1580 on real-time inter-network defence (RID) outlines a proactive inter-network communication method to facilitate the automation of sharing incident handling information. Implementations may integrate with existing incident management systems as well as detection, source identification, and mitigation mechanisms for a more complete incident handling solution. RID specifies a method to securely communicate incident information, enabling the exchange of incident object description exchange format (IODEF) extensible markup language (XML) documents. RID provides a technical means to convey security, policy, and privacy controls to enable the exchange of potentially sensitive information. The technical capabilities can be mapped to the appropriate policies to enable service providers or organizations the option to make appropriate decisions according to their policies.

This Recommendation specifies RID by listing the relevant clauses of IETF RFC 6545 and showing whether they are normative or informative.