Security is the New Black – A Look at Growing Support for Trusted Company

Date Published: January, 01, 2015

A recent article in Federal Technology Insider provided some interesting outtakes on the use of Trusted Computing by US federal agencies and related bodies.  The article notes the recent publication of NIST documents 800-147, 800-155 and 800-164, all of which heavily reference and recommend various trusted computing technologies and standards.

The article also notes that the TPM is no longer a niche technology, echoing an Aberdeen report that points out widespread support and applications for the TPM that are included in Windows, the need to protect smartphones, the weaknesses of software security generally and wider support for TCG and its standards.

For those who still wonder “who is using trusted computing and the TPM?”, the article notes that in addition to ubiquitous support via the operating system and server side of the OS, vendors such as Google with its Chromebook and Boeing with its secure Black phone are relying on the TPM and a root of trust to protect software and prevent devices from being attacked.

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