Trusted Computing (AVIT)


AVIT (Applied Verification for Integrity and Trust) is part of the EU-supported OpenTC project to explore whether an open methodology can give guidance to designers, implementers, and independent evaluators to standardize tests for trustworthiness. This open, community-reviewed, methodology of Applied Verification for Integrity and Trust (AVIT) will apply tests to answer the core questions of Trusted Computing and dispel any catalytic myths assisting current paranoia of the Trusted Platform Module.

As part of OpenTC, an EU-supported, collaborative research and development project started in November 2005, ISECOM is approaching Trusted Computing in a pragmatic fashion. Developing trust tests works best in the FOSS approach and as ISECOM approaches every methodology, we will take paranoia from everyone and devise the most thorough means to address all fears towards trustworthiness. That will also allow for tests which provide a metric for trustworthiness. Which, in turn, will allow transparent rules of trustworthiness to be followed to conclusion and therefore decide STOP or GO. In conclusion, ISECOM will attempt to open the methods of trustworthiness.

This project's goals are to develop test methods and metrics for assuring trustworthiness for the software developer, the user, and third parties needing assurance towards trust. A means must exist for transparency and communication of openness while not sacrificing privacy.

This project is not about supporting DRM, Palladium, "trustworthiness", or Trusted Computing (TCPA specifically) rather it assuring trusted computing claims and assuring trust goes both ways from what we want on our systems to what others put on it known and unknown.

If you are interested in helping with this project please contact us.