Infosec glossary entry


Trusted Platform Module
specific implementation of a RoT

[…] is used to improve the security of your PC. It’s used […] to securely create and store cryptographic keys, and to confirm that the operating system and firmware on your device are what they’re supposed to be, and haven’t been tampered with.

Typically, it’s a separate chip on the motherboard though the TPM 2.0 standard allows manufacturers like Intel or AMD to build the TPM capability into their chipsets rather than requiring a separate chip.

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By jean-christoph

February 18, 2023

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