Abstract of

'Trusted Platform Validation and Management'

Computing platforms are approaching the era of truly distributed and mobile systems. For such large scale deployments of partly autonomously communicating and connecting network elements, trust issues acquire new qualities. Remote establishment of trust and an enabling architecture to manage distributed network elements remotely become essential. Following the authors' previous analysis on trust establishment, this paper presents base concepts for platform validation and management, with scalable trust properties and flexible security. The presentation is set in context of machine-to-machine communication and intelligent gateways in mobile networks.