Treacherous Or Trusted Computing: Black Helicopters, An Increase In Assurance, Or Both? presented at 14th USENIX Security Symposium 2005

by Bill Arbaugh,

Tags: Security

Summary : A lively and mostly healthy debate has focused on the trusted computing initiatives of several prominent vendors. Both sides of this debate have made some relevant and some not so relevant claims?not to mention a little fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD). In this talk, I will present the history of trusted computing from before the "Orange Book" to what we might see tomorrow. Along the way, I'll try to sort out the real technical and policy issues from the FUD. In the end, my hope is that you can make an informed decision on whether these initiatives are treacherous or trusted.