The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit
organization formed to develop, define, and promote open standards for
hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies, including hardware
building blocks and software interfaces, across multiple platforms, peripherals,
and devices. TCG specifications will enable more secure computing environments
without compromising functional integrity, privacy, or individual rights. The
primary goal is to help users protect their information assets (data, passwords,
keys, etc.) from compromise due to external software attack and physical theft.
More information and the organization's specifications are available at the
Trusted Computing Group's website, www.trustedcomputinggroup.org.
How to Trust Your Storage Drives - article by the Trusted Computing Group|
ow much can you trust the security of data on your storage drives?
Snugly nestling in a RAID
system in your datacenter - maybe. Now what about when those self same
drives are in some one else's mitts - because they've been replaced, sold or
The Trusted Computing Group has been working with
and other industry trade bodies
to create a standard model and framework for extending security into the storage
drive - using extensions of the
SCSI and ATA command sets
- and by extending the features originally designed for internal error logging.
Although at an early stage, readers may be interested in reading and commenting
(to TCG) on the draft document - which is published here as part of their
market liaison exercise. ...read the article,
...Trusted Computing Group