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NIST SP 1800-19 (Initial Preliminary Draft)

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

Date Published: April 2020
Comments Due: May 11, 2020 (public comment period is CLOSED)
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Planning Note (04/13/2020): 4/13/20 - 5/11/20: Comment Period for Volume C: How-to Guides [Prelim. Draft 1] This preliminary draft is stable but has some gaps in its content that will be addressed in the next draft.


Michael Bartock (NIST), Karen Scarfone (NIST), Murugiah Souppaya (NIST), Harmeet Singh (IBM), Rajeev Ghandi (IBM), Laura Storey (IBM), Anthony Dukes (VMware), Jeff Haskins (VMware), Carlos Phoenix (VMware), Brenda Swarts (VMware)


The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at NIST recognizes the need to address security and privacy challenges for the use of shared cloud services in hybrid cloud architectures, and has launched this project. This project is using commercially available technologies to develop a cybersecurity reference design that can be implemented to increase security and privacy for cloud workloads on hybrid cloud platforms.

This project will demonstrate how the implementation and use of trusted compute pools not only will provide assurance that workloads in the cloud are running on trusted hardware and are in a trusted geolocation, but also will improve the protections for the data within workloads and flowing between workloads. This project will result in a NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide - a publicly available description of the solution and practical steps needed to implement a cybersecurity reference design that addresses this challenge.



cybersecurity; compliance; privacy; cloud technology; trusted compute pools
Control Families

None selected


Prelim. Draft SP 1800-19

Supplemental Material:
Project homepage

Document History:
04/13/20: SP 1800-19 (Draft)
10/27/21: SP 1800-19 (Draft)
04/20/22: SP 1800-19 (Final)


Security and Privacy

audit & accountability, program management


cloud & virtualization