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Storage

Storage

The Storage Work Group builds upon existing TCG technologies and philosophy, and focuses on standards for security services on dedicated storage systems. One objective is to develop standards and practices for defining the same security services across dedicated storage controller interfaces, including but not limited to ATA, Serial ATA, SCSI, FibreChannel, USB Storage, IEEE 1394, Network Attached Storage (TCP/IP), and iSCSI. Storage systems include disk drives, removable media drives, flash storage, and multiple storage device systems.

 

TCG partners with SNIA-SSIF to further support secure storage standards.  

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The SNIA Storage Security Industry Forum (SSIF), the place where security and storage meet, is a consortium of storage, security professionals, security practitioners, and academics - all dedicated to fulfill the SNIA vision to:

 

Enhance information assurance and optimize security investments while maintaining present operational effectiveness in the disparate technologies and standards that work together to form storage ecosystems.

SSIF members collaborate to transform their vast body of knowledge and practical experiences in security and storage into high quality educational, technical, and engineering activities that influence the design, use, and management of storage technologies to better protect and secure information.  Our goal is to increase the overall knowledge and availability of robust security solutions in today's storage ecosystems and to provide data and information security expertise to contribute to a better understanding of information assurance and how it applies in the organization. More information is at www.snia.org/ssif.

 For more information, please access the following documents:

 

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Specifications in Public Review

This page contains all specifications that are currently in public review.

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Storage Work Group Storage Interface Interactions Specification

The TCG Storage specifications are intended to provide a comprehensive command architecture for putting storage devices under policy control as determined by the trusted platform host, the capabilities of the storage device to conform with the policies of the trusted platform, and the lifecycle state of the storage device as a trusted peripheral (TPer). This document also serves as a specification for TPers if that is deemed appropriate.

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Storage Work Group Storage Security Subsystem Class: Enterprise Specification

The Storage Workgroup specifications are intended to provide a comprehensive architecture for putting storage devices under policy control as determined by the trusted platform host, the capabilities of the storage device to conform with the policies of the trusted platform, and the lifecycle state of the storage device as a Trusted Peripheral.

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Storage Work Group Storage Security Subsystem Class: Opal

This specification defines the Opal Security Subsystem Class (SSC). Any SD that claims OPAL SSC compatibility SHALL conform to this specification. The intended audience for this specification is both trusted Storage Device manufacturers and developers that want to use these Storage Devices in their systems.

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TCG Storage Architecture Core Specification

The TCG Storage specifications are intended to provide a comprehensive architecture for putting selected features of Storage Devices under policy-driven access control. The capabilities of the Storage Device are able to be configured to conform to the policies of the trusted platform.

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TCG Storage Core Spec Addendum: Secure Messaging

This specification defines Secure Messaging for the TCG Storage Architecture Core Specification by mapping Transport Layer Security (TLS) v1.2 onto the TCG Storage communication protocol. This specification contains the following elements that can be used in conjunction with any SSC: Mapping/encoding of TLS v1.2 onto the TCG Storage communication protocol, Table definitions for holding credentials, Other aspects that would apply to any/all SSCs incorporating TLS v1.2.

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TCG Storage Enterprise Feature Set: PSK Secure Messaging

This specification defines PSK Secure Messaging for the Enterprise Security Subsystem Class (SSC). Any Storage Device that claims Enterprise SSC PSK Secure Messaging compatibility SHALL conform to this specification. The intended audience for this specification is both trusted Storage Device manufacturers and developers that want to use these Storage Devices in their systems.

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TCG Storage Feature Set Block SID Authentication Specification

This specification defines the Block SID Authentication Feature. Any Storage Device that claims Block SID Authentication compatibility SHALL conform to this specification. The intended audience for this specification is both trusted Storage Device manufacturers and developers that want to use these Storage Devices in their systems.

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TCG Storage Opal Feature Set: PSID

This specification defines the PSID Feature Set for the Opal Security Subsystem Class (SSC). Any Storage Device that claims Opal SSC PSID Feature Set compatibility SHALL conform to this specification. The intended audience for this specification is both trusted Storage Device manufacturers and developers that want to use these Storage Devices in their systems.

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TCG Storage Opal SSC Feature Set: PSK Secure Messaging

This specification defines PSK Secure Messaging for the Opal Security Subsystem Class (SSC). Any Storage Device that claims Opal SSC PSK Secure Messaging compatibility SHALL conform to this specification. The intended audience for this specification is both trusted Storage Device manufacturers and developers that want to use these Storage Devices in their systems.

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