Mobile

The Mobile Platform Work Group (MPWG) is a TCG Technical work group that develops specifications and reference documents. The Trusted Mobility Solutions Work Group (TMS) is a TCG Solutions work group that develops use cases, frameworks, and other reference documents. MPWG and TMS collaborate frequently to address the evolving challenges of the mobile device markets around the world.

The Mobile Platform and TMS work groups develop standards, implementation guidelines, use cases, and solutions that integrate core TCG technologies (including TPM, TNC, and SED) into mobile devices, telecom infrastructure, and enterprise networks. MPWG and TMS actively collaborate with other standards bodies to include requirements for TCG technologies in mobile and security and standards. MPWG was created when TCG was founded and TMS was created in 2011.

Mobile Platform

The Mobile Platform Work Group (MPWG) promotes the implementation of TCG technologies in mobile devices to support the wide variety of business models in consumer, enterprise, government, and academic environments. MPWG defines specifications and recommendations for trustworthy mobile devices that address the resource constraints of mobile devices (e.g., intermittent connectivity and limited battery life). MPWG collaborates closely with Global Platform and has co-developed recommended best practices for the use of Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and other Global Platform technologies in trusted mobile devices.

Trusted Mobility Solutions

The Trusted Mobility Solutions (TMS) Work Group promotes the adoption of TCG technologies within end-to-end solutions for mobile devices, telecom infrastructure, and enterprise networks. Mobile devices should include trustworthy device identity, strong authentication, device integrity, secure storage, and virtualization. In enterprise networks, mobile devices should also include policy-based access control, and application and data isolation mechanisms. TMS collaborates closely with Global Platform (secure mobile devices), European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI, network function virtualization and security), Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS, secure mobile devices), and other standards bodies.

TCG TPM 2.0 Mobile Reference Architecture: This specification defines an architecture for the implementation of a TPM 2.0 executing within a Protected Environment (on mobile platforms). It includes informative examples of several implementation approaches.

TCG TPM 2.0 Mobile Common Profile: This specification defines a profile of the TPM 2.0 Library Specification applicable to all mobile devices that conform to the TPM 2.0 Mobile Reference Architecture that is optimized for ease-of-implementation.

TCG TPM 2.0 Mobile Command Response Buffer Interface: This specification defines an interface between a TPM and software and is intended to work with a large number of hardware implementation options.

TCG Multiple Stakeholders Model: This reference document provides guidance to allow multiple stakeholders to coexist safely on mobile platform, coherent with the TCG TPM 2.0 Mobile Reference Architecture. This guidance is applicable to all mobile devices and may be useful for other computing devices as well.

TCG TPM 2.0 Mobile Specification Implementation GuidanceThis reference document provides recommendations in implementation of the TPM 2.0 Mobile Specifications on a mobile platform for a target audience that includes designers, developers, and implementers.

TCG TMS Use Cases – Enterprise, Financial, and NFV: This reference document describes a broad range of Mobile Device ecosystem use cases and solutions requirements for enterprise mobility, mobile banking, and telecom network infrastructure to highlight the use of TCG core technologies (TPM, TNC, SED, etc.) for secure boot, device identity, device posture reporting, device storage, and device run-time integrity.


Dr. Kathleen McGill

Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab, Senior Professional Staff; MPWG Co-Chair

Kathleen is a member of the Senior Professional Staff in APL’s Asymmetric Operations Department. Kathleen has contributed to the TCG Mobile Platform Work Group since 2011, became a MPWG Work Group co-chair in 2015, and received a TCG Key Contributor award in 2016. Her research at APL focuses on dynamic integrity measurement and trusted computing technologies for of desktop, server, and mobile platforms.

Wael Ibrahim

American Express, Director of Information Security; MPWG Co-Chair

Wael is a Director of Information Security at American Express. Wael has contributed to the TCG Mobile Platform Work Group since 2003 and the TCG Trusted Mobility Solutions Work Group since 2015, and became an MPWG co-chair in 2018. Wael has extensive experience in standards development, security, mobile, and IoT technologies while working at Artisoft, Compaq, HP, Qualcomm, Ericsson, VISA, and American Express. Wael holds over 15 patents on security and mobile technologies.

Alec Brusilovsky

InterDigital Communications, LLC, Security Standardization Manager; TMS WG Group Co-Chair

Alec is Manager of Security Standardization at InterDigital Communications, LLC. Alec has contributed to the TCG Trusted Mobility Solutions (TMS) and Mobile Platform Work Groups since 2011, became a TMS Work Group co-chair in 2014, and received a TCG Key Contributor award in 2015. Alec has extensive experience in standards development, security and privacy, system design, and applications development for major telecom operators and equipment vendors. Alec negotiated strategic TCG formal liaisons with European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). Alec is an active contributor in 3GPP SA3 (security) and ETSI NFV SEC (security). In the past, Alec served as co-chair of the IETF SPIRITS Working Group. Alec is an IEEE Senior Member active in the IEEE Communication Society and holds many US and international patents.

Ira McDonald

High North Inc, President; TMS WG Co-Chair

Ira is founder and President of High North Inc, a consulting firm specializing in network software design, security and privacy, network management, internationalization, mobile devices, embedded devices, automotive security, and printing systems. Ira has been a TCG Invited Expert since 2008. Ira has contributed to the Trusted Mobility Solutions (TMS) and Mobile Platform Work Groups since 2011, became co-founder and co-chair of the TMS Work Group in 2011, and received a TCG Key Contributor award in 2015. Ira is a lead editor in Trusted Network Communications (TNC), Embedded Systems (EmSys), Internet of Things (IoT), Network Equipment, and other TCG work groups. Ira also actively contributes to IETF, IEEE, Linux Foundation, DMTF, and SAE standards.


Mobile Platform Work in Progress

TCG Runtime Integrity Preservation

  • Guidance for preserving the runtime integrity of devices, operating systems, software, and data
    • target audience includes designers, developers, and implementers of TCG technologies in mobile platforms

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