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Principles of Trust for Embedded Systems

March 2012 Technical Note
David Fisher

In this report, David Fisher provides substance and explicit meaning to the terms trust and trustworthy as they relate to automated systems.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-2012-TN-007

Abstract

The development of trusted systems is a long-standing, elusive, and ill-defined objective in many domains. This paper gives substance and explicit meaning to the terms trust and trustworthy as they relate to automated systems and to embedded systems in particular. Principles of trust are identified. Some of their implications for software engineering practice and for the design of hardware-based trusted computing platforms are also discussed.