Five key vendors, Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft have allied together to develop a new hardware and software specification for personal computer security. The alliance has set a goal of publishing a specification proposal by the second half of 2000. It remains to be seen what impact this will have on the rapidly increasing number of information security attacks.
HP, IBM, Intel and Microsoft Create New PC Security Alliance Event Summary On Monday, October 11, Compaq, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel and Microsoft announced the launch of a new alliance, the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance . The Alliance has chartered itself with the mission of developing a new hardware and software specification to enable technology companies to use a more trusted and secure personal computer platform based on common standards. Alliance Chairman, David Chan of Hewlett-Packard