University of Bielefeld
Verifiable trust is a desirable property for computing platforms. Current trusted computing systems developed by Trusted Computing Group (TCG) provide verifiable trust by taking immutable snapshots of the whole set of platform components. It is, however, difficult to use this technology directly in virtualized platforms because of complexity and dynamic changes of platform components. In this paper, the authors introduce a novel integrity management solution based on a small Software-based Root of Trust for Measurement (SRTM) that provides a trusted link to the integrity measurement chain in the TCG technology.