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Tesi etd-01302008-163005


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea specialistica
Author
FERRARI, GIOVANNI
URN
etd-01302008-163005
Title
Trusted Platform Module for Embedded Systems Security
Struttura
INGEGNERIA
Corso di studi
INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA
Supervisors
Relatore Dini, Gianluca
Relatore Quévremont, Jérôme
Relatore Prof. Fanucci, Luca
Parole chiave
  • security
  • trusted platform module
  • trusted computing group
  • cryptographic
  • embedded system
Data inizio appello
28/02/2008;
Consultabilità
Parziale
Data di rilascio
28/02/2048
Riassunto analitico
The Trusted Platform Module is a specific purpose embedded chip built to bridge the gap between a purely
software-based security realization and the security that hardware realizations add to any system. The main
TPM’s features are the capacity to generate and securely manage asymmetric keys, a secure memory to
store system configuration measurements and keys, engines to perform asymmetric cryptographic
algorithms and hashing algorithms, hardware block to generate true random number.
TPM has been designed to improve systems’ security protecting sensitive data, giving a trustworthy
description of the platform configuration, allowing devices to be univocally identified also attesting their
configuration.
Trusted Platform Module specifications have been developed by the Trusted Computing Group, a non-profit
organization born with the aim to define open standards to enable hardware based security.
TCG has been formed with the participation of all main hardware and software developer like Dell, Intel,
AMD, Microsoft, IBM and many others.
The objective of this internship has been to allow the SIE department, and in particular the CMS lab, to get in
touch with the TPM. It is the first chip introduced in personal systems for public distribution that enable
hardware-based security.
To accomplish the objectives some important steps has been performed:
· Understanding TCG concepts and TPM and TSS functioning
· Porting TSS APIs on a real platform making use of the TPM
· Developing Test Scenarios making use of the TPM to evaluate its functionalities and
performances
· Measuring the aptitude of TPM and TSS actual implementation to be used in embedded
systems or with FPGAs
· Analyzing and Defining possible System Architectures
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