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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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Roots of Trust

This section looks at both the roles of the Certification Authorities in vouching for a TP, the hardware roots of trust of a TP (i.e., the TPM, and the CRTM) and the relationships between these. (For background information related to certificates, see Appendix C.)

Vouching for a Trusted Platform

As discussed in Chapter 1, the whole notion of a TP (and trust in technology) relies on mechanisms, entities, and organizations for vouching for component and platform behavior. Trusted platform technology provides attestation by means of certificates, issued in such a manner that the issuer is confident about what is being certified.

This section introduces the entities that are required to support the TCPA Trusted Subsystem and that provide ...

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