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Trusted Platform Modules: Why, when and how to use them
by Ariel Segall
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2017
Cloth: 978-1-84919-893-6 | eISBN: 978-1-84919-894-3
Library of Congress Classification QA76.9.A25S4535 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 005.8

Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) are small, inexpensive chips which provide a limited set of security functions. They are most commonly found as a motherboard component on laptops and desktops aimed at the corporate or government markets, but can also be found on many consumer-grade machines and servers, or purchased as independent components. Their role is to serve as a Root of Trust - a highly trusted component from which we can bootstrap trust in other parts of a system. TPMs are most useful for three kinds of tasks: remotely identifying a machine, or machine authentication; providing hardware protection of secrets, or data protection; and providing verifiable evidence about a machine's state, or attestation.
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