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Trusted Platform Module

Trusted Platform Module

The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Work Group has been chartered to create the TPM specification.The definition of the TPM architecture comes from the Technical Committee and the TPM Work Group defines the implementation of that architecture. A working knowledge of security in relation to the design and usage of cryptographic modules as well as cryptographic techniques including public-key cryptography, cryptographic algorithms and protocols is recommended.

A new research report on "Trusted Computing" published by Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE:HHS), reveals that organizations that have deployed applications based on trusted computing infrastructure exhibit superior capabilities in security governance, risk management and compliance compared to other respondents. The term "trusted computing" refers to applications that leverage hardware-based "roots of trust" at the edge of the network and at the endpoints - sometimes referred to as "hardware anchors in a sea of untrusted software" - for higher assurance.

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Registry

This page includes all registries published by TCG.

April 2014 | Specifications | Add to Briefcase

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TCG Algorithm Registry

This document contains the registry of TCG Algorithms.

April 2014 | Specifications | Add to Briefcase

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TPM Library Specification

TCG has released the TPM 2.0 library specification that provides updates to the previous published TPM main specifications.

March 2014 | Specifications | Add to Briefcase

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Vendor ID Registry

This document contains the registry of allocated vendor IDs.

June 2013 | Specifications | Add to Briefcase

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Registry of Reserved TPM 2.0 Handles and Localities

This registry is a companion to the TPM 2.0 library specification. This registry describes TCG's convention for allocating TPM 2.0 handles and localities.

June 2013 | Specifications | Add to Briefcase

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TCG Design, Implementation, and Usage Principles (Best Practices)

The intention of this document is to lay out the principles underlying the design of the TCG specifications.

April 2011 | Specifications | Add to Briefcase

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TPM Main Specification

The TPM main specification is an industry specification that enables trust in computing platforms in general. The main specification is broken into parts to make the role of each document clear. A version of the specification (like 1.2) requires all parts to be a complete specification. A TPM designer MUST be aware that for a complete definition of all requirements necessary to build a TPM, the designer MUST use the appropriate platform specific specification for all TPM requirements.

March 2011 | Specifications | Add to Briefcase

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TCG Physical Presence Interface Specification

The Physical Presence Interface utilizes the industry-standard Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) to provide a communication mechanism between the OS and the BIOS, enabling the OS and the BIOS to cooperate to provide a simple and straightforward platform user experience for administering the TPM without sacrificing security.

February 2011 | Specifications | Add to Briefcase

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TCG Architecture Overview, Version 1.4

This Architectural Overview provides an introduction to TCG goals and architecture. It defines anticipated scenarios for use of TPM enabled platforms, compliance procedures and anticipated implications on manufacturing and support processes. Anyone looking for an overview of TCG specification and its implications should read this document.

August 2007 | Specifications | Add to Briefcase

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TCG XML Schemas

XML Schemas

October 2003 | Specifications | Add to Briefcase