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Friday, March 21, 2008

A Practical Guide to Trusted Computing

Every year, computer security threats become more severe. Software alone
can no longer adequately defend against them: what's needed is secure
hardware. The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) makes that possible by
providing a complete, open industry standard for implementing trusted
computing hardware subsystems in PCs. Already available from virtually
every leading PC manufacturer, TPM gives software professionals powerful
new ways to protect their customers. Now, there's a start-to-finish
guide for every software professional and security specialist who wants
to utilize this breakthrough security technology.

Authored by innovators who helped create TPM and implement its
leading-edge products, this practical book covers all facets of TPM
technology: what it can achieve, how it works, and how to write
applications for it. The authors offer deep, real-world insights into
both TPM and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Software Stack. Then, to
demonstrate how TPM can solve many of today's most challenging security
problems, they present four start-to-finish case studies, each with
extensive C-based code examples.

Coverage includes
What services and capabilities are provided by TPMs
TPM device drivers: solutions for code running in BIOS, TSS stacks for
new operating systems, and memory-constrained environments
Using TPM to enhance the security of a PC's boot sequence
Key management, in depth: key creation, storage, loading, migration,
use, symmetric keys, and much more
Linking PKCS#11 and TSS stacks to support applications with middleware
What you need to know about TPM and privacy–including how to avoid
privacy problems
Moving from TSS 1.1 to the new TSS 1.2 standard
TPM and TSS command references and a complete function library



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