A group of security experts led by ARM, Intercede, Solacia and Symantec collaborated to create a new security protocol for smart connected products.
The companies agreed that any system would be compromised unless a system-level root of trust between all devices and services providers was established. This led to the definition of the Open Trust Protocol (OTrP), which combines a secure architecture with trusted code management, using on mobile devices proven technologies from banking and data applications.
The protocol is now available for download from the IETF website for prototyping and testing. The key objectives of OTrP are to develop:
- an open international protocol based on the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
- an open market for competing certificate authorities
- an ecosystem of client and server vendors around the protocol
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