Prof. Sean Smith
A trusted third party (TTP) can make it easier to solve multi-party security problems. However, using a TTP in a design has been akin to invoking magic or fairies: tools not possible in the real world.
However, in the last decade, techniques have emerged that can provide foundations for TTPs based in hardware. In our lab, we are exploring ways of building effective trustworthy platforms founded on these techniques and using these platforms for hardware-based TTPs in real-world applications.