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Open_TC - OPEN_TC - OPEN TRUSTED COMPUTING

Duration:
44 months (2005 - 2009)
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Project type:
UE-funded research - VI PQ - IST
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Abstract

In today's networked environment, the well known lack of platform security has given rise to waves of successful attacks, resulting in severe damages to enterprises and potential failure of critical infrastructures.
Building on the cost-efficient and widely deployed ¿Trusted Platform Module¿ (TPM) specified by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) and the new generation of x86 CPUs from Intel and AMD, we will define and implement an open Trusted Computing framework.
The architecture is based on security mechanisms provided by low level operating system layers with isolation properties and interfaces to Trusted Computing hardware. These layers allow to leverage enhanced trust and security properties of the platform for standard operating systems, middleware, and applications.
The suggested architecture is applicable to a wide range of platform types, e.g. servers, GRID technology, mobile phones and industrial automation. It provides basic building blocks for complex, distributed scenarios with inherent, multilateral trust and security capabilities.
To enable maximum community benefit, project results will be integrated in and distributed as Open Source software, supporting Linux in particular.Should the proposal be successful, first Open Trusted Computing prototypes could be available around the time when proprietary Trusted Computing operating systems and solutions are expected to hit the market.

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  • TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH