Thursday, September 12, 2013

In a discussion chaired Derek Brink, VP and research fellow from the Aberdeen Group, the panel provided a brief crash course on the concept of ‘trusted computing’ and examined reasons why industry has been slow to adopt the TCG’s hardware-based security standards.

There is the perception that the computing ecosystem is not a trusted one, Brink commented from the outset, and then turned to fellow panelist Michael Willet, a storage security specialist from TCG member Samsung, to explain precisely what a trusted computing ecosystem entails.

“Trust is a feeling you have…a feeling you have to have engendered in you, that leads to the expectation of a certain behavior”, Willett said. When viewed in terms of computing, he added that the device behaves as it was designed to do, and thereby engenders the user to trust that system.