HyTrust Collaborates with NIST, Industry Partners to Develop Trusted Geolocation in Cloud Service

technology, cyber, cloud, computerHyTrust has worked with the National Institute of Science and Technology and industry partners Intel, RSA and VMware to create the NIST IR 7904 and a proof-of-concept designed to allow secured geolocation in cloud computing environments.

Trusted geolocation functions work to monitor the deployment and execution of virtual machines or a workload with reliance on security provided by a Trusted Platform Module and Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology, HyTrust said Tuesday.

The team’s developed foundation functionality is also designed to meet data sovereignty and privacy requirements, as well as provide internal and external threat security.

Donna Dodson, NIST's information technology laboratory chief cybersecurity adviser and National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence director, said that the collaboration resulted in the creation of blueprint that will work to track data in the cloud.

“In a world where it is increasingly assumed that any virtual machine can run anywhere, security controls are needed that can enforce placement/instantiation policy for where and how workloads are deployed,” said Hemma Prafullchandra, HyTrust chief technology officer.

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