News and Events

December 21, 2015

Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued an interagency report that effectively serves as a practice guide for agencies looking to establish trusted geolocation for cloud computing systems. The IR is an actionable tool based on the first "building block" delivered by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

August 25, 2015

Federal IT professionals used to be able to depend on keeping their information safe in secure on-premise data centers, but times have changed. Traditional data centers could be depended upon for consistent control, visibility and security, but today’s cloud-based centers offer new variants of those capabilities – a fact that IT administrators struggle with every day.

January 27, 2014

At this week’s Cybersecurity Innovation Forum in Baltimore, Md., NCCoE's Mike Bartock will demonstrate the Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud Building Block on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in booth #601. Businesses can use this capability to determine the approximate physical location of cloud computing servers and thereby monitor and control their workloads, anticipate and mitigate risks, and reduce their exposure to data leakage.

July 17, 2013

A team composed of members from NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), Intel, and RSA is the recipient of the 2013 Innovation Award from RSA for their proof of concept and implementation of “Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud.” The implementation uses RSA Archer commercial enterprise and risk management solutions and dashboard/reporting and integration functionality to demonstrate that a compute node in a virtualized environment can be measured at launch time, continuously monitored and have its physical location and level of compliance determined, thus helping businesses feel confident in the security of virtual machines in a hosted infrastructure and cloud technology.

January 14, 2013

Yesterday, the center hosted the Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud Workshop to review methods that companies can adopt for cloud computing and similar technologies to harden their security measures. An accompanying draft interagency report 7904 titled, “Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud: Proof of Concept Implementation” provides a blueprint that can be used by the general security community to validate and implement this proof of concept.

December 31, 2012

The NCCoE is collaborating with NIST’s cloud computing experts to enforce geolocation restrictions and secure shared cloud servers. On January 14, 2013, the center will host a workshop to explore hands-on, proof-of-concept implementation designed to address the challenges associated with cloud computing.

To register, please send an email with the attendee’s name, affiliation and email address in the body of the message to NCCoE_Events@nist.gov, with the subject “Trusted Location in the Cloud” by January 13, 2013. Also, please click to view the draft interagency report.