NSA reports on their recent Trusted Computing Conference

Posted by Ken Y-N on October 2nd, 2010 at 02:53pm

America’s National Security Agency recently issued a press release describing the highlights from the recent National Security Agency’s first Trusted Computing Conference and Exposition. The NSA are developing a High Assurance Platform (HAP) that uses standard off-the-shelf components but provides the sort of security they need, and Trusted Computing and the Trusted Computing Group are key players in realising these goals. Fortunately, they don’t see the Trusted Platform Module as some sort of silver bullet, as can be seen from this quote:

"It will be a lot of work, but the benefits that trusted computing can provide are worth it," said Neal Ziring, Technical Director in NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate, in a keynote address at the conference.

There’s also a 25 minute video demonstrating the HAP available on the NSA site.

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