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roots of trust

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

ROTs

Definition(s):

  Highly reliable hardware, firmware, and software components that perform specific, critical security functions. Because roots of trust are inherently trusted, they must be secure by design. Roots of trust provide a firm foundation from which to build security and trust.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-172 from NIST Roots of Trust Project