TCG members have been commenting to the recent news of international standards body approval for the TPM 2.0 Library Specification. The following post from Microsoft appears at
“…the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) announced in a press release the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 Library Specification was approved by the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1 and will be available later in the year as ISO/IEC 11889:2015. This landmark accomplishment is set to encourage worldwide adoption of the TPM 2.0, which is critical for improving trust in information technology products and services.
TPM 2.0 builds on the achievements of its predecessor ISO/IEC 11889:2009, playing an important role in enhancing security by combining hardware and software features. It provides improvements to secure generation of cryptographic keys and to control their use. It includes a privacy protected mechanism that enables remote trust-verification of the software used to boot a particular system. Most importantly, TPM 2.0 supports cryptographic agility, allowing for effective management of cryptographic algorithms; including easier migration when a major weakness is found in an algorithm. Under the same technical framework, it also expands the use of additional publically available algorithms based on market requirements for TPM applications.”
The blog notes a number of benefits of the TPM for security and notes Windows support. If you want to learn more about the specification itself, please see our site,
https://trustedcomputinggroup.org/media_room/news/392 and various links to more detailed documents.
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Trusted Computing Group announced that its TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) Library Specification was approved as a formal international standard under ISO/IEC (the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission). TCG has 90+ specifications and guidance documents to help build a trusted computing environment.