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“Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed”: An Insider’s View of Intel’s Security and Management Engine—Released by Apress Media

A new ApressOpen book sheds light on the hardware-embedded security mechanisms behind most Intel devices.

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014

The age of constant cybersecurity breaches and online fraud has caused hardware and software providers to increasingly focus on ways to build security into the foundations of their products. The superior robustness of hardware-embedded solutions is leading more companies to adopt these technologies rather than protections rooted in software. Intel Corporation’s achievements in developing innovative security solutions are detailed in the new book “Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed: Safeguarding the Future of Computing with Intel Embedded Security and Management Engine.” The newest title in a line of open access books from Apress and Intel, “Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed” reveals comprehensive technical details of Intel’s embedded solution for securing various forms of devices.

An expert in cryptography and computer security, author Xiaoyu Ruan currently serves as a security researcher with the Platform Engineering Group of Intel. Ruan is responsible for designing security features and applications of the security and management engine, which are embedded in Intel’s chipset and system-on-chip products such as PCs, servers, tablets, and smartphones. “This book takes the readers through an extensive tour of the embedded engine, exploring its internal architecture, security models, threat mitigations, and design details of algorithms, protocols, and interesting applications,” Ruan explains.

Intel’s security and management engine is technologically unique and significant, but is largely unknown to many members of the tech communities who could potentially benefit from it. The engine provides a new way for the computer security industry to resolve critical problems resulting from the prevalence of mobile technologies, such as increasing threats to confidentiality and privacy. “Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed” describes how this advanced level of protection is made possible by the engine, how it can improve users’ security experience, and how third-party software vendors can take advantage of its features. The book is written for computer security professionals and researchers, embedded system engineers, software engineers, and software vendors, as well as advanced users who are interested in understanding the variety of security mechanisms behind Intel’s platforms.

Thanks to the open access publishing partnership between Apress and Intel, the eBook version of “Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed” is freely available to download and share under the ApressOpen program. For more information and to download the book, please visit

  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-6571-9
  • 272 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: August 18, 2014
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $0.00

About the Author

An expert in cryptography and computer security, Xiaoyu Ruan currently serves as a security researcher with the Platform Engineering Group (PEG) of Intel Corporation. He is responsible for designing security features and applications of the security and management engine for Intel’s chipset and system-on-chip products. Ruan obtained his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in computer engineering from North Dakota State University, and his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Fudan University of China.

About Apress Media

With more than 1,500 books in print and e-formats, Apress is the authoritative source for IT professionals, software developers, and business leaders all over the world. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content that helps serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Since 2007, Apress has been part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world’s leading scientific, technical, and medical publishing houses, enabling global distribution of Apress publications. For more information, please visit

ApressOpen is the world’s most effective distribution platform for eBooks. Through ApressOpen, thought leaders in technology communities can share unique learning resources with readers around the world through free distribution of digital content. For more information, contact [email protected]

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