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Search Publications by: Murugiah Souppaya (Fed)

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Guidelines for Managing the Security of Mobile Devices in the Enterprise

May 17, 2023
Author(s)
Murugiah Souppaya, Gema Howell, Karen Scarfone, Joshua Franklin, Vincent Sritapan
Mobile devices were initially personal consumer communication devices, but they are now permanent fixtures in enterprises and are used to access modern networks and systems to process sensitive data. This publication assists organizations in managing and

Supply Chain Assurance: Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices

December 9, 2022
Author(s)
Nakia R. Grayson, Murugiah Souppaya, Andrew Regenscheid, Tim Polk, Christopher Brown, Karen Scarfone, Chelsea Deane
Product integrity and the ability to distinguish trustworthy products is a critical foundation of C-SCRM. Authoritative information regarding the provenance and integrity of components provides a strong basis for trust in a computing device whether it is a

Hardware-Enabled Security: Enabling a Layered Approach to Platform Security for Cloud and Edge Computing Use Cases

May 4, 2022
Author(s)
Murugiah Souppaya, Michael Bartock, Karen Scarfone, Ryan Savino, Tim Knoll, Uttam Shetty, Mourad Cherfaoui, Raghu Yeluri, Don Banks, Akash Malhotra, Michael Jordan, Dimitrios Pendarakis, Peter Romness
In today's cloud data centers and edge computing, attack surfaces have shifted and, in some cases, significantly increased. At the same time, hacking has become industrialized, and most security control implementations are not coherent or consistent. The

Hardware-Enabled Security: Policy-Based Governance in Trusted Container Platforms

April 20, 2022
Author(s)
Michael Bartock, Murugiah Souppaya, Haidong Xia, Raghu Yeluri, Uttam Shetty, Brandon Lum, Mariusz Sabath, Harmeet Singh, Alaa Youssef, Gosia Steinder, Yu Cao, Jayashree Ramanathan
In today's cloud data centers and edge computing, attack surfaces have significantly increased, cyber attacks are industrialized, and most security control implementations are not coherent or consistent. The foundation of any data center or edge computing

Trusted Cloud: Security Practice Guide for VMware Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Environments

April 20, 2022
Author(s)
Murugiah Souppaya, Michael Bartock, Karen Scarfone, Donna Dodson, Daniel Carroll, Gina Scinta, Hemma Prafullchandra, Harmeet Singh, Raghuram Yeluri, Tim Shea, Carlos Phoenix, Robert Masten, Paul Massis, Jason Malnar, Michael Dalton, Anthony Dukes, Brenda Swarts, Rajeev Ghandi, Laura Storey, Rocky Weber, Jeff Haskins
A cloud workload is an abstraction of the actual instance of a functional application that is virtualized or containerized to include compute, storage, and network resources. Organizations need to be able to monitor, track, apply, and enforce their

Improving Enterprise Patching for General IT Systems: Utilizing Existing Tools and Performing Processes in Better Ways

April 6, 2022
Author(s)
Murugiah Souppaya, Alper Kerman, Karen Scarfone, Kevin Stine, Brian E. Johnson, Chris Peloquin, Vanessa Ruffin, Tyler Diamond, Mark Simos, Sean Sweeney
Despite widespread recognition that patching is effective and attackers regularly exploit unpatched software, many organizations do not adequately patch. There are myriad reasons why, not the least of which are that it's resource-intensive and that the act

Ransomware Risk Management: A Cybersecurity Framework Profile

February 23, 2022
Author(s)
Bill Fisher, Murugiah Souppaya, William Barker, Karen Scarfone
Ransomware is a type of malicious attack where attackers encrypt an organization's data and demand payment to restore access. In some instances, attackers may also steal an organization's information and demand an additional payment in return for not

Hardware-Enabled Security: Container Platform Security Prototype

June 17, 2021
Author(s)
Murugiah Souppaya, Michael Bartock, Karen Scarfone, Jerry Wheeler, Tim Knoll, Uttam Shetty, Ryan Savino, Joseprabu Inbaraj, Stefano Righi
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

Securing Small-Business and Home Internet of Things (IoT) Devices: Mitigating Network-Based Attacks Using Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD)

May 26, 2021
Author(s)
Murugiah Souppaya, Douglas Montgomery, Tim Polk, Mudumbai Ranganathan, Donna Dodson, William Barker, Steve Johnson, Ashwini Kadam, Craig Pratt, Darshak Thakore, Mark Walker, Eliot Lear, Brian Weis, Dean Coclin, Avesta Hojjati, Clint Wilson, Tim Jones, Adnan Baykal, Drew Cohen, Kevin Yeich, Yemi Fashima, Parisa Grayeli, Joshua Harrington, Joshua Klosterman, Blaine Mulugeta, Susan Symington, Jaideep Singh
The goal of the Internet Engineering Task Force's Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD) specification is for Internet of Things (IoT) devices to behave as intended by the manufacturers of the devices. MUD provides a standard way for manufacturers to

Security Considerations for Exchanging Files Over the Internet

August 3, 2020
Author(s)
Karen Scarfone, Matthew Scholl, Murugiah Souppaya
Every day, in order to perform their jobs, workers exchange files over the Internet through email attachments, file sharing services, and other means. To help organizations reduce potential exposure of sensitive information, NIST has released a new

Securing Web Transactions TLS Server Certificate Management

June 16, 2020
Author(s)
Murugiah P. Souppaya, William A. Haag Jr., Mehwish Akram, William C. Barker, Rob Clatterbuck, Brandon Everhart, Brian Johnson, Alexandros Kapasouris, Dung Lam, Brett Pleasant, Mary Raguso, Susan Symington, Paul Turner, Clint Wilson, Donna F. Dodson
Transport Layer Security (TLS) server certificates are critical to the security of both internet- facing and private web services. Despite the critical importance of these certificates, many organizations lack a formal TLS certificate management program

Security Considerations for Code Signing

January 26, 2018
Author(s)
David Cooper, Andrew Regenscheid, Murugiah Souppaya
A wide range of software products (also known as code)--including firmware, operating systems, mobile applications, and application container images--must be distributed and updated in a secure and automatic way to prevent forgery and tampering. Digitally