Virtualized Platform

Virtualization is rapidly growing in popularity on both client and server systems. The extension of trusted computing to virtualization is a logical next step for TCG and trusted computing in general. From the perspective of a virtual machine, it runs in a virtualized environment identically to the way it runs if it was running natively on a physical platform. The Virtual Machine’s software and trust properties should be identical in both environments. From the perspective of trusted computing software, this means that each VM and hypervisor must have its own TPM. But in a virtualized platform, there may be only one physical TPM and it is owned by the base hypervisor (also called a Virtual Machine Manager or VMM).


Rob Spiger
Principal Security Strategist
Mr. Rob Spiger is a Principal Security Strategist at Microsoft on the Digital Diplomacy team inside the Customer Security and Trust  organization.  Previously Rob was a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, responsible for technical program management of Windows security features as a part of the Security and Identity Team in the Windows Division. Rob is an industry security expert with in-depth understanding of the trusted computing technology and standard development. He has participated for over a decade in the Trusted Computing Group, a global standards organization. He enjoys collaboration with global technologists from industry, government and academic institutions who are devoted to advancing security technology research and innovation.  Rob’s substantial industry experience also include his contributions at Avanade, Advanced Technical Resources, and Lockheed Martin.   He has degrees in Computer Science with Honors and Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.
Hagen Lauer
Research Associate
Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT

Hagen Lauer is a research associate at Fraunhofer SIT where he conducts and coordinates research within the Cyber-Physical Systems department. He received his PhD from Monash University, Australia in 2020 and his dissertation concerned the design and verification of a virtual trusted computing platform. He received his BSc and MSc in computer science with a focus on IT-security from Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen in 2013 and 2014, respectively. He currently serves as a chair of the Virtual Platform working group in the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

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