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Author Parno, B. ♦ McCune, J.M. ♦ Perrig, A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2010
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Computer security ♦ Hardware ♦ Cellular phones ♦ Web server ♦ Humans ♦ Central Processing Unit ♦ Privacy ♦ Banking ♦ Data security ♦ Information security ♦ Code Identity ♦ Trust ♦ Trusted Computing ♦ Bootstrap ♦ TPM ♦ Trusted Platform Module ♦ Secure Boot
Abstract Trusting a computer for a security-sensitive task (such as checking email or banking online) requires the user to know something about the computer's state. We examine research on securely capturing a computer's state, and consider the utility of this information both for improving security on the local computer (e.g., to convince the user that her computer is not infected with malware) and for communicating a remote computer's state (e.g., to enable the user to check that a web server will adequately protect her data). Although the recent "Trusted Computing" initiative has drawn both positive and negative attention to this area, we consider the older and broader topic of bootstrapping trust in a computer. We cover issues ranging from the wide collection of secure hardware that can serve as a foundation for trust, to the usability issues that arise when trying to convey computer state information to humans. This approach unifies disparate research efforts and highlights opportunities for additional work that can guide real-world improvements in computer security.
ISBN 9781424468942
ISSN 10816011
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-05-16
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781424468959
Size (in Bytes) 281.35 kB
Page Count 16
Starting Page 414
Ending Page 429


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library