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.


Seigo Kotani
Director, Security Strategy, Fujitsu Quality & Wisdom
Fujitsu Limited
Dr. Seigo Kotani is the Principal Expert for the Mobility IoT Division at Fujitsu Limited. Dr. Kotani joined Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. in 1982 and conducted research on superconductivity and LSI devices, including cryptographic chips and authored numerous papers. In 2001, he transitioned to Fujitsu Ltd. and led the research and business development of security devices, systems and services including DRM, TCPA/TCG, biometrics, time-stamps, secure storage and secure network infrastructure. In November 2006, the TCG membership elected Dr. Kotani to the position of Director, Contributor Board Member for 2007. At that time, he transitioned to Fujitsu Labs of America, and proceeded to lead many TCG activities to success as a representative of Japan. In June 2008, he secured the position of Director, Promoter Board Member. In February 2016, he transitioned again to Fujitsu Ltd. and now he is leading the trusted computing infrastructure and IoT businesses based on TCG technologies. Dr. Kotani’s strong motivation and enthusiasm for providing a trusted social infrastructure has prompted him to lead Fujitsu to adopt TCG technologies. As a Board member, Dr. Kotani is actively furthering his mission and commitment to create a safer and more secure future.
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.

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