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Practical Guide to Trusted Computing, A
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- Copyright 2008
- Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
- Pages: 384
- Edition: 1st
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- ISBN-10: 0-13-713558-0
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-713558-5
Use Trusted Computing to Make PCs Safer, More Secure, and More Reliable
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.
- 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 services
- 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
Table of Contents
About the Authors xxvii
Part I Background Material
Chapter 1 Introduction to Trusted Computing 3
Chapter 2 Design Goals of the Trusted Platform Module 13
Chapter 3 An Overview of the Trusted Platform Module Capabilities 29
Part II Programming Interfaces to TCG
Chapter 4 Writing a TPM Device Driver 45
Chapter 5 Low-Level Software: Using BIOS and TDDL Directly 59
Chapter 6 Trusted Boot 69
Chapter 7 The TCG Software Stack 77
Chapter 8 Using TPM Keys 103
Chapter 9 Using Symmetric Keys 127
Chapter 10 The TSS Core Service (TCS) 141
Chapter 11 Public Key Cryptography Standard #11 157
Part III Architectures
Chapter 12 Trusted Computing and Secure Storage 181
Chapter 13 Trusted Computing and Secure Identification 207
Chapter 14 Administration of Trusted Devices 231
Chapter 15 Ancillary Hardware 243
Chapter 16 Moving from TSS 1.1 to TSS 1.2 249
Part IV Appendixes
Appendix A TPM Command Reference 293
Appendix B TSS Command Reference 303
Appendix C Function Library 321
Appendix D TSS Functions Grouped by Object and API Level 323
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