Security is becoming an essential requirement for all computing devices as we begin to trust and rely upon them to control our environments and protect our information, identity and ultimately our lives. In fact, the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) initiative was established in recognition of that dependence and the need to develop a common secure computing framework.

As security vulnerabilities and risks grow, the concept of trusted computing has spread quickly from PCs to the mobile environment. And now awareness of security issues is impacting the wider embedded device market.

TCG has developed a comprehensive model of how trusted devices should function. It has produced specifications for an architecture, a set of functions and interfaces that provide a baseline trust model for a wide range of computing platforms.