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Roots of Trust

Overview#

Roots of Trust (RoT) is a managed Trust Anchor Store or Key Management Service typically referred to when implementations are done in Hardware and used by Operating Systems

Roots of Trust may be a complete Cryptographic Trusted Platform Module and may be referred to as:

NIST Roots of Trust [1]#

"Roots of trust are highly reliable hardware, firmware, and software components that perform specific, critical security functions. Because roots of trust are inherently trusted, they must be secure by design. As such, many roots of trust are implemented in hardware so that malware cannot tamper with the functions they provide. Roots of trust provide a firm foundation from which to build security and trust."

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