In Alexander Sword’s article relating to computer systems, he speaks on some of the recent discoveries that have led security experts to believe that all devices that are connected to the web require a higher level of security and that level of security should be parallel to that of the sites that deal with eCommerce. In addition, he then explains some of the security protocols that have been created to establish the level of security and how new technologies have been implemented to streamline the process.
- The Open Trust Protocol (OTrP) combines a secure architecture with code management, aiming to create an open interoperable standard to enable the management of trusted software by reusing the already-established security architecture of eCommerce.
- The protocol is used with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Certificate Authority-based trust architectures
- OTrP is available as an IETF informational, as a download from the IETF website, for prototyping and testing.
“They concluded that any system could be compromised unless a system-level root of trust was established.”