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Trustworthy platforms


NIST defines a ‘platform’ as a computer or hardware device, operating system, or virtual environment on which software can be installed or run. The trustworthy platform is a dynamic ecosystem that depends on multiple security and privacy technologies in order to reliably deliver its services to users. NIST helps improve trust in the security and privacy of these systems and infrastructures by providing guidance and technologies for their development and use. NIST also helps develop quantifiable measurements for platform security, privacy, and robustness.


Additional Resources

SP 800-160 Vol. 2 Rev. 1, Developing Cyber-Resilient Systems: A Systems Security Engineering Approach

NISTIR 8320, Hardware-Enabled Security: Enabling a Layered Approach to Platform Security for Cloud and Edge Computing Use Cases (2nd Draft)

NIST IR 8320A, Hardware-Enabled Security: Container Platform Security Prototype

SP 800-82, Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security