Hardware-Enabled Security for Server Platforms:
Enabling a Layered Approach to Platform Security for Cloud and Edge Computing Use Cases
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 white paper explains hardware-based security techniques and technologies that can improve platform security and data protection for cloud data centers and edge computing.