Intel to present on geolocation in the cloud at NIST workshop

Intel Federal will present on trusted geolocation in the cloud next week at a National Institute of Standards and Technology workshop.

The presentation will be Monday, January 14, at NIST’s National Cyber Security Center of Excellence and will be the kick-off to the agency’s Big Data and Cloud Computing Workshop.

“NIST is playing a critical role in providing federal agencies with objective insight and guidance on securely moving applications to the cloud,” Intel Director of Federal Sales Jason Kimrey told FedScoop. “They have been a great model for public-private partnership, and this event represents a great opportunity to see various examples of secure cloud solutions such as trusted geo-location.”

Intel Federal will present from 2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST in a presentation titled “Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud Implementation – Trusted Measurement and Remote Attestation.”


The motivation behind Intel’s use case is to improve the security of cloud computing and accelerate the adoption of cloud computing technologies by establishing an automated hardware root of trust method for enforcing and monitoring geolocation restrictions for cloud servers.

A hardware root of trust is an inherently trusted combination of hardware and firmware that maintains the integrity of the geolocation information and the platform. This information is accessed using secure protocols to assert the integrity of the platform and confirm the location of the host, Intel said.

The use case is of relevance to federal agencies in improving the security of virtualized infrastructure cloud computing technologies by enforcing geolocation restrictions. At the heart of the solution is a reference design provided through the utilization of commercial off the shelf products provided by Intel, VMware and RSA Archer.

To register, send an email with the attendee’s name, affiliation and email address in the body of the message to with the subject “Trusted Location in the cloud” by January 13.

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