Virtualization

Towards a Virtual Trusted Platform

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Executive Summary

The advances and adoption of Trusted Computing and hardware assisted virtualisation technologies in standard PC platforms promise new approaches in building a robust virtualisation platform for security sensitive software modules. The amalgam of these technologies allows an attractive off-the-shelf environment, capable of supporting security levels potentially higher than commonly deployed today. This paper proposes a practical approach of combining technology elements available today to create such a platform using available components. The design supports operating high-security and low-security compartments side by side.

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