Patent Number: 7,770,000

Title: Method and device for verifying the security of a computing platform

Abstract: Method and device for verifying the security of a computing platform. In the method for verifying the security of a computing platform a verification machine is first transmitting a verification request via an integrity verification component to the platform. Then the platform is generating by means of a trusted platform module a verification result depending on binaries loaded on the platform, and is transmitting it to the integrity verification component. Afterwards, the integrity verification component is determining with the received verification result the security properties of the platform and transmits them to the verification machine. Finally, the verification machine is determining whether the determined security properties comply with desired security properties.

Inventors: Schunter; Matthias (Zurich, CH), Poritz; Jonathan A. (Wangen, CH), Waidner; Michael (Au, CH), Van Herreweghen; Elsie A. (Horgen, CH)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101); G06F 12/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018