TCG Member Calls on President to Improve Cybersecurity with TPM and More

Date Published: January, 21, 2015

We all know that security is getting worse, not better. And the growing Internet of Things is not making security any easier to manage. Some in the U.S.  have called for a concerted government-backed effort to improve security.

A great editorial from Wave Systems published last week in the Huffington Post ( notes that there are many proven, existing ways to use what we have to improve cybersecurity now.

These measures include, of course, the TPMs embedded in more than billion devices. These TPMs enable multi factor authentication and security rooted in hardware. Both concepts are proven ways to prevent attacks and hacks. Yet, many enterprises continue to blunder along, not using the tools they likely have today in their systems and networks.

TCG and its members, including the author of this editorial, hope that enterprises and the president will look at these existing solutions and start to make real improvements to cybersecurity.

And, don’t forget to join TCG at its annual RSA Conference association session ( This year’s event is Monday, April 20 and will feature speakers from leading firms and  publications as well as from GlobalPlatform, Microsoft, Dell, Cisco and more.

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