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SpringerBriefs in Computer Science

Bootstrapping Trust in Modern Computers

Authors: Parno, Bryan, McCune, Jonathan M., Perrig, Adrian

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Trusting a computer for a security-sensitive task (such as checking email or banking online) requires the user to know something about the computer's state. We examine research on securely capturing a computer's state, and consider the utility of this information both for improving security on the local computer (e.g., to convince the user that her computer is not infected with malware) and for communicating a remote computer's state (e.g., to enable the user to check that a web server will adequately protect her data). Although the recent "Trusted Computing" initiative has drawn both positive and negative attention to this area, we consider the older and broader topic of bootstrapping trust in a computer. We cover issues ranging from the wide collection of secure hardware that can serve as a foundation for trust, to the usability issues that arise when trying to convey computer state information to humans. This approach unifies disparate research efforts and highlights opportunities for additional work that can guide real-world improvements in computer security.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Parno, Bryan (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • What Do We Need to Know? Techniques for Recording Platform State

    Parno, Bryan (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Can We Use Platform Information Locally?

    Parno, Bryan (et al.)

    Pages 13-18

  • Can We Use Platform Information Remotely?

    Parno, Bryan (et al.)

    Pages 19-24

  • How Do We Make Sense of Platform State?

    Parno, Bryan (et al.)

    Pages 25-33

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1460-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1459-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bootstrapping Trust in Modern Computers
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1460-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1460-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1459-9
Series ISSN
2191-5768
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 101
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics