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Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud: Proof of Concept Implementation



Michael Bartock, Murugiah Souppaya, Raghuram Yeluri, Uttam Shetty, James Greene, Steve Orrin, Hemma Prafullchandra, John McLeese, Jason Mills, Daniel Carayiannis, Tarik Williams, Karen Scarfone


This publication explains selected security challenges involving Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing technologies and geolocation. It then describes a proof of concept implementation that was designed to address those challenges. The publication provides sufficient details about the proof of concept implementation so that organizations can reproduce it if desired. The publication is intended to be a blueprint or template that can be used by the general security community to validate and implement the described proof of concept implementation.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7904
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cloud computing, geolocation, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), virtualization


Bartock, M. , Souppaya, M. , Yeluri, R. , Shetty, U. , Greene, J. , Orrin, S. , Prafullchandra, H. , McLeese, J. , Mills, J. , Carayiannis, D. , Williams, T. and Scarfone, K. (2015), Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud: Proof of Concept Implementation, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created December 9, 2015, Updated October 12, 2021