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Google doubles down on its Asylo confidential computing framework

February 06, 2019 / Frederic Lardinois

Last May, Google introduced Asylo, an open-source framework for confidential computing, a technique favored by many of the big cloud vendors because it allows you to set up trusted execution environments that are shielded from the rest of the (potentially untrusted) system. Workloads and their data basically sit in a trusted enclave that adds another layer of protection against network and operating system vulnerabilities. That’s not a new concept, but, as Google argues, it has been hard to adopt.