Embedded Systems

As the use of Trusted Computing expands beyond PCs and other conventional information systems to embedded systems of all sorts, the Embedded Systems Work Group provides the expert guidance needed. Early successes include digital copiers and printers, kiosks, gaming systems, and industrial systems. More recent application domains include automotive, network equipment, and IoT.

Embedded systems vary widely but they all need good security. Therefore, each embedded systems domain (automotive, hard copy, etc.) must be analyzed to determine which Trusted Computing technologies apply. The Embedded Systems Work Group forms a Sub Group including domain experts (e.g., printer experts) to identify threats, appropriate countermeasures, and special challenges. Domain-specific guidance is published and special challenges are addressed.


Steve Hanna
Senior Principal
Infineon Technologies
Steve Hanna is a Senior Principal at Infineon Technologies. He is co-chair of the Embedded Systems Work Group in the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) and a member of the Security Area Directorate in the Internet Engineering Task Force. Hanna also serves as the liaison from the TCG to the Industrial Internet Consortium. He is the author of several IETF and TCG standards and published papers, an inventor or co-inventor on 47 issued U.S. patents, and a regular speaker at industry events. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.
Thomas Hardjono
CTO of Connection Science and Engineering
MIT Connection Science
Dr Thomas Hardjono is currently the CTO of Connection Science and Technical Director of the MIT Trust-Data Consortium, located at MIT in Cambridge, MA.  For several years prior to this he was the Executive Director of the MIT Kerberos Consortium, helping make the Kerberos protocol to become the most ubiquitously deployed authentication protocol in world today. Over the past two decades Thomas he has held various industry technical leadership roles, including Distinguished Engineer at Bay Networks, Principal Scientist at VeriSign PKI, and CTO roles at several start-ups.  He has been at the forefront of several industry initiatives around  identity, data privacy, trust, applied cryptography, and cybersecurity.

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