Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed is an in-depth introduction to Intel's platform embedded solution: the security and management engine. The engine is shipped inside most Intel platforms for servers, personal computers, tablets, and smartphones. The engine realizes advanced security and management functionalities and protects applications' secrets and users' privacy in a secure, light-weight, and inexpensive way. Besides native built-in features, it allows third-party software vendors to develop applications that take advantage of the security infrastructures offered by the engine.
Intel's security and management engine is technologically unique and significant, but is largely unknown to many members of the tech communities who could potentially benefit from it. Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed reveals technical details of the engine. The engine provides a new way for the computer security industry to resolve critical problems resulting from booming mobile technologies, such as increasing threats against confidentiality and privacy. This book describes how this advanced level of protection is made possible by the engine, how it can improve users' security experience, and how third-party vendors can make use of it.
It's written for computer security professionals and researchers; embedded system engineers; and software engineers and vendors who are interested in developing new security applications on top of Intel's security and management engine.
It's also written for advanced users who are interested in understanding how the security features of Intel's platforms work.
This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND). You can download Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed ebook for free in PDF format (4.3 MB).
Table of Contents
Cyber Security in the Mobile Age
Intel's Embedded Solutions: from Management to Security
Building Blocks of the Security and Management Engine
The Engine: Safeguarding Itself before Safeguarding Others
Privacy at the Next Level: Intel's Enhanced Privacy Identification (EPID) Technology
Boot with Integrity, or Don't Boot
Trust Computing, Backed by the Intel Platform Trust Technology
Unleashing Premium Entertainment with Hardware-Based Content Protection Technology
Breaking the Boundaries with Dynamically Loaded Applications
Intel Identity Protection Technology: the Robust, Convenient, and Cost-Effective Way to Deter Identity Theft
Looking Ahead: Tomorrow's Innovations Built on Today's Foundation
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