Trusted Computing Group Welcomes Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) as a Government Liaison Member

Date Published: March, 26, 2018

KISA to Contribute to IoT security and Resiliency and Global Standards

Seoul, Korea, March 26, 2018 – Trusted Computing Group (TCG), a global security standards organization and an approved Publicly Available Specification Submitter for ISO/IEC JCT 1, today announced the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) has joined TCG as a government liaison member.

As a leading agency to manage cybersecurity policy and strategy in South Korea, KISA will participate in the Trusted Computing Group for security specification development, including specifications for IoT security and resiliency.  A signing ceremony was held at the IoT Innovation Center of KISA located in the Pangyo Techno Valley near Seoul, South Korea, attended by Wan S. Yi, vice president of KISA and head of Information Security Industry Group and Jing de Jong-Chen, Vice President of the TCG.

The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, a technical specification developed by TCG, was officially adopted as an international standard (ISO/IEC 11889:2015). Other specifications include self-encrypting drives and network security specifications deployed in millions of enterprises, IoT and embedded systems.

“KISA is committed to strengthen the competitiveness of Internet and information security industry by developing and adopting advanced security technologies in Korea,” said Mr. Wan S. Yi, vice president of KISA. “KISA is very pleased to have the opportunity to work with members of the TCG as a government liaison in support of global security standard development in the era of fourth industrial revolution.”

“Korea is a world leader in technology innovation. KISA has been a great contributor to global cybersecurity. As the world is going through digital transformations, it becomes even more important for the TCG to strengthen its partnership with public sector agencies like KISA to develop technical specifications, promote global standard adoption and support community development in various parts of the world,” said TCG vice president Jing de Jong-Chen. “We welcome the opportunity to work with professionals in Korea and in Asia at large to bring benefits of trusted computing to the new world of connected devices and cloud.”

TCG membership includes experts from industry, academia and governments worldwide and is governed by a board comprised of Promoter members Advanced Micro Devices; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Dell; Fujitsu Limited; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; HP Inc.; Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.; IBM; Infineon Technologies AG; Intel Corporation; Juniper Networks; Lenovo Holdings Ltd.; and Microsoft. Elected contributor member advisors to the board include representatives from General Electric and Raytheon Cyber Solutions.

TCG is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define and promote open, vendor-neutral, global industry specifications and standards, supportive of a hardware-based root of trust, for interoperable trusted computing platforms.  More information is available at Follow TCG on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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