By wyllys on Jul 20, 2007
In late June I attended Trusted Computing Group meetings in Rome (yes, Italy, not New York). Sun is an active participant in the TCG and has been for several years. My areas of interest are in those working groups that deal with the interactions between different parts of the system and also interactions between systems (hosts). More and more computers these days are shipping with TPMs (Trusted Platform Modules - a hardware chip soldered directly to the motherboard), so we are interested in taking advantage of the TPMs to make the overall system more secure. In Solaris, we do not yet have the plumbing (i.e. driver and basic OS support) in place for TPMs but there is work being done in this area that anyone can contribute to if they are interested. Look for more in the future!
Oh yeah - and Rome was amazing. I had never been there before, and it is an incredible city. Consider the history of that area, its been populated for well over 2000 years and there are bits and pieces of history dating way-WAY back all over the place. I took some pictures - have a look.