Secure Anchor Point

Trust is the quality of a product or manufacturer whose identity and intentions can be assured to a high degree of accuracy. Adding trusted elements to a sensitive system can significantly improve the efficiency with which authentication activities occur and errant behavior is rapidly identified.

One way to address the the problem of trust in the electronic domain is the same way it is approached in the social world: relying on a handful of trusted sources to vouch for the authenticity of others, which can be called ‘secure anchor points’.

This white paper explains the techniques needed for system designers and/or administrators to establish these authentication technologies.