Rethinking Client-to-Cloud Security with Hardware Root of Trust

For government agencies, there is a constant and growing tension between the need to share data and the need to protect it. On one hand, not sharing data is generally not an option: Agencies need to have the ability to put information into the hands of those who need it. On the other hand, they need to ensure that data is accessible only by authorized individuals. Often, agencies have worked around this problem by outfitting employees with multiple computers, each system used to access data on a different network.

But such cumbersome solutions are not necessary. Recent advances in virtualization technology make it possible to quickly configure a system that is capable of accessing multiple networks while maintaining the isolation and security of each network – without compromising on performance. In this webcast, learn how the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) was able to take advantage of this technology to meet the requirements of the intelligence community.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Intel’s hardware embedded virtualization and security features such as Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT)3 and Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT), including new features in the 4th generation Intel Core vPro Processor, offering even more options for securing virtualized federal IT infrastructure.
  • Citrix XenClient, the industry’s leading high-performance, secure client virtualization solution that provides high-assurance security and isolation through a hardened client hypervisor, hardware-rooted security, and a flexible platform to enable users to securely run multiple virtual high-performance desktops and virtual thin clients simultaneously.
  • How the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), through a successful public-private sector partnership, developed SecureView for highly secure collaboration and Multi Layer Secure (MLS) computing environments; as well as the features of version 2.0 and AFRL’s vision to extend hardware rooted trust end-to-end from the endpoint back to the cloud.

Presenters:

Dave Weissman, CISSP, is Principal Sales Engineer for Citrix Systems’ U.S. Special Programs business. In addition to working with the U.S Intelligence Community at Citrix for the last 6 years, David has over 25 years of Public Sector IT and InfoSec experience, working on programs and delivering projects for Air Force Space Command, NASA, the US Army, and their Systems Integrators.

John Woodruff, is Program Manager at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Information Directorate in Rome, NY. He manages several software development efforts including the SecureView project to support Top Secret/SCI security accreditation, information assurance, and network management requirements for the DoD intelligence community. John graduated from Clarkson

Duration: 1HR