Trusted Computing in Embedded Systems Embedded devices, mobile phones, smart sensors and other intelligent networked controllers are becoming pervasive on wired and wireless networks. As these devices become more closely integrated with corporate IT networks security considerations become critical. Specifications being developed by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) can help address significant platform identity and integrity issues thereby enhancing the overall trustworthiness of this critical class of device.
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Jim Ward is a Senior Technical Staff Member and lead security technologist within the IBM Software Group division. Over his 17 year career at IBM he has led a variety of development efforts in the areas of PC design, systems management, and IT security. Mr Ward was as a primary technical contributor to the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA) security specifications and an initial founder of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) standards body where he currently serves as President and Board Chairman. Ward received a MSEE from Georgia Institute of Technology and has authored over 100 patents in the areas of systems management and security.