Email this Article Email   

CHIPS Articles: Hardware-Enabled Security: Container Platform Security Prototype in Cloud Environments

Hardware-Enabled Security: Container Platform Security Prototype in Cloud Environments
By CHIPS Magazine - December 15, 2020
In today’s cloud data centers and edge computing, attack surfaces have significantly increased, hacking has become industrialized, and most security control implementations are not coherent or consistent. 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. 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.

This report, by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, explains an approach based on hardware-enabled security techniques and technologies for safeguarding container deployments in multi-tenant cloud environments. It also describes a proof-of-concept implementation of the approach — a prototype — that is intended to be a blueprint or template for the general security community, according to a NIST release.

NIST encourages your feedback!

Date Published: December 2020
Comments Due: January 29, 2021
Email Comments to:

NISTIR 8320A (Draft) (DOI)
NISTIR 8320A (Draft)

Supplemental Material:
Trusted Cloud projects (web)

Related CHIPS Articles
Related DON CIO News
Related DON CIO Policy

CHIPS is an official U.S. Navy website sponsored by the Department of the Navy (DON) Chief Information Officer, the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) and the DON's ESI Software Product Manager Team at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific.

Online ISSN 2154-1779; Print ISSN 1047-9988
Hyperlink Disclaimer