Trusted and Secure Computing

The objective is to develop a trusted and secure computing architecture. The computer industry is currently faced with the challenge of protecting intellectual property, of which a large percentage is in computer code, from unauthorized access. Many current approaches depend on software-enforced process separation. However, issues arise due to the presence of privileged software (e.g., operating systems, hypervisors, etc.) that have unrestricted access to computing resources. Vulnerabilities in this privileged software coupled with malicious code exploiting them can result in an application gaining elevated privileges. Therefore, higher levels of system security should be supported by hardware extensions to provide enhanced process separation.

Your project is to present a research paper that focuses on fundamental research to develop solutions to issues in this important area.


Papers are a minimum of 10 pages (content) length excluding title and citation pages

Be sure to review with students that APA format is REQUIRED.