A group of leading technology security experts led by ARM, Intercede, Solacia, and Symantec recently released the results of a collaborative effort that set out to assess the security challenges of connecting billions of devices across multiple sectors, including industrial, home, health services, and transportation. Their conclusion was that any system could be compromised unless a system-level root of trust was established. And for the continued development of a truly connected world, there must be trust between all devices and service providers.
To deal with the risk, the companies collaborated on the Open Trust Protocol (OTrP), which combines a secure architecture with trusted code management. It leverages technologies proven in large-scale banking and sensitive data applications on mass-market devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Here, we explore the objectives of OTrP, how the technology works, its use cases, and the ecosystem delivering it.