|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] DRM is Theft II
|TCPA/TPM support (IBM ESS chip)
The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) (a union of international software and
hardware manufacturers), was formed with the key objective of enhancing
the security and authenticity of modern computer platforms and operating
The basic technology behind this objective is the Trusted Platform Module
(TPM): a cryptographic hardware chip on the motherboard, which serves as
a secure key store, a cryptographic device, and a random number generator.
Similar to tokens, the TPM needs software applications to unleash its
full power. In its basic form, the TPM can manage keys securely and
can make these keys available for users and applications via standard
mechanisms such as a Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP). The TPM as
such does not encrypt any operating system or user data.
Beyond this, the use of the TPM enables completely new security concepts,
such as the binding of a user to a specific machine.
IBM already equips a large number of their laptops and desktop PCs with a
TCG-compliant security chip. IBM calls the system ESS (Embedded Security
Subsystem) and the associated client software "Client Security Software"
(CSS). For some time IBM has been the leading manufacturer of laptops
with TPM and until quite recently has been the only one in the market
with an established solution.
Utimaco Safeware is the first professional security manufacturer to extend
the IBM offering with an ESS-capable transparent hard disk encryption
solution, along with other ESS-enabled security products. This pairing
allows users to benefit from hardware-based security, while maintaining
full control over their IT infrastructure.
For more information about TPM, ESS and the IBM User Verification Manager
please refer to your IBM documentation. -- __________________________
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