In today’s cloud data centers and edge computing environment, attack surfaces have significantly increased, hacking has become industrialized, and most security control implementations are not coherent or consistent, wrote National Institute of Standards and Technology officials in a release. The foundation of any data center or edge computing security strategy should be securing the platform on which data and workloads will be executed and accessed, officials recommended.
The physical platform represents the first layer for any layered security approach and provides the initial protections to help ensure that higher-layer security controls can be trusted. The NIST white paper, Hardware-Enabled Security for Server Platforms: Enabling a Layered Approach to Platform Security for Cloud and Edge Computing Use Cases, explains hardware-based security techniques and technologies that can improve platform security and data protection for cloud data centers and edge computing.
NIST requests comments on the Draft Cybersecurity White Paper, Hardware-Enabled Security for Server Platforms: Enabling a Layered Approach to Platform Security for Cloud and Edge Computing Use Cases. The public comment period for this document is open through June 2, 2020. See the publication details for a copy of the document and instructions for submitting comments. Please email comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org