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Trusted Computing Platforms: TCPA Technology in Context by Graeme Proudler, David Plaquin, Liqun Chen, Boris Balacheff, Siani Pearson

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Summary of Trusted Platform Concepts

Before assessing the nature and value of Trusted Platforms in more detail, we summarize the need for Trusted Platforms, how this relates to the Trusted Computing Alliance and its specifications, and the basic concepts behind Trusted Platform technology.

Why Are Trusted Platforms Being Developed?

Computer platforms are ubiquitous; they are central to the growing reliance on electronic business and commerce, and the need for information protection is increasing, particularly on client platforms. Although businesses have deployed Secure Operating Systems on servers (for example, [HP 2001]) and have physically protected individual server platforms, no overall corresponding improvement in client platforms has occurred ...

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