Patent Number: 7,765,392

Title: Method and apparatus for establishing processor as core root of trust for measurement

Abstract: A programmable processor calculates a hash value of a memory region, then monitors program operation to detect a security monitoring system initialization. The hash value is added to extend a security measurement sequence if the security monitoring system initialization clears a security state. Processors that implement similar methods, and systems using such processors, are also described and claimed.

Inventors: Cheng; Antonio S. (Portland, OR), Brannock; Kirk D. (Hillsboro, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: H04L 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018