Computational Storage: Security call to arms and opportunities

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
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Come learn about Computational Storage and hear the security risks that may exist as designers implement computational storage. The SNIA Security experts and Computational Storage experts have worked together to look at the security risks opened up by computational storage and what opportunities Computational Storage provides to offload device security computations.

Imagine offloading an encryption task to a computational storage device where the device sends ciphertext to the host. The chaining of programs running on the device may create new attack surfaces unknown to the host. Or imagine what security enhancements could be implemented in a computational storage engine. Perhaps the computational storage engine could perform the new Key per IO specifications that have been proposed in the NVMe storage transport specification.

These are a few of the many possible security opportunities and challenges enabled by computational storage.

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