Hardware security requirements for x86 platforms


This guide presents some security features and configuration options applying to hardware devices. These features are defined in the form of requirements and can apply to a provider of these hardware configurations. The intended goal is to enforce security of new hardware acquired by an IT department. Each requirement is followed by a security objective specifying the goal.
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The requirements are consolidated in four themes :

  • controls over the Platform : these requirements help ensure owners have the best control of their
    Platform
  • hardware specifications : these requirements apply to some specifical hardware components
  • firmware specifications : these requirements apply to BIOS configuration and protection
  • security update : these requirements apply to updates of software components
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    Hardware security requirements for x86 platforms

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