Establishing NSA's Position on the Use of Trusted Platform Modules in National Security Systems

Abstract: Cryptographic components manufactured to conform to the Trusted Computing Group's (TCG) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) specification have been widely deployed in commercial computing devices including personal computers, servers, and tablets. In 2007 the DoD Chief Information Officer issued a policy memorandum, which requires that "all new computer assets (e.g. server, desktop, laptop, and PDA) procured to support the DoD enterprise include a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 1.2 or higher where such technology is available."

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 12 April 2017

Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 2 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Advisory/Alert; IA Technical Advisory

Tags: Advisory; Trusted Platform Module; Cryptography (Crypto); Advisory Memorandum