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Why Confidential Computing 'Double Boosts' Your Information Security

Understanding Confidential Computing and Its Impact on Security

When we delve into the realm of confidential computing, it’s essential to recognize the challenges it addresses. Confidential computing emerges as a solution for various organizations and use cases, particularly those leveraging public cloud services.

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Use Cases Benefiting from Confidential Computing

  1. Organizations utilizing public cloud features such as data analytics, machine learning, and AI, especially when processing datasets containing personally identifiable information (PII), find confidential computing invaluable.

  2. Software developers who create applications that handle sensitive data can significantly benefit from the security enhancements that confidential computing provides.

  3. Industries driven by high-security standards, including healthcare, government, and finance, also stand to gain from adopting confidential computing environments, even if they do not directly use public clouds or develop their own software.

The CIA Triad in Information Security

The well-known CIA triad—Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability—serves as the cornerstone of information security. Sovereign Cloud aims to bolster the security of information stored in public clouds while fostering innovation. Here’s how the CIA triad contributes to this goal:

  • Confidentiality: Ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to sensitive information.

  • Integrity: Maintaining the accuracy and reliability of data, preventing unauthorized alterations.

  • Availability: Guaranteeing that information is accessible whenever needed.

A breach in any of these three pillars can compromise the overall security of information, which is a significant concern for CISOs and security architects.

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Confidential Computing’s Role in the CIA Triad

Confidential computing primarily enhances confidentiality through encryption, a critical technical control for protecting data. It encrypts data in memory, serving as a vital component of the encryption process.

Moreover, confidential computing also supports integrity. When combined with attestation—a mechanism that verifies the security of the technology stack—it ensures that the system remains uncompromised.

This dual function is particularly beneficial during audits and security assessments, offering a two-fold increase in security measures for the price of one.


In conclusion, confidential computing is not just a technological advancement; it’s a strategic asset that fortifies both confidentiality and integrity, making it an indispensable tool for organizations prioritizing information security.

Jetro WILS is the founder of BlueDragon Security, where he helps organizations operate safely in this cloud era by strengthening their digital security and compliance.

Disclaimer: This article is written in a personal capacity, and the views expressed are solely mine. They do not represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of my clients, who bear no responsibility for this content.

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