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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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The Value of Trusted Platforms

Now that we have described the philosophy behind Trusted Platforms, let's consider why such platforms are so valuable in cyberspace.

With the demand for commercial advantage and the pace of software development, it is important to evolve the information infrastructure to meet new challenges. Despite real and increasing security threats, security technology in cyberspace is in its infancy. The virtual world lacks the mature methods of physical security that have taken many years to evolve. Critical technology infrastructure such as public key infrastructure and intrusion detection systems are only at early stages of deployment. Legislation in cyberspace is lagging, and fundamental notions such as the “electronic ...

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