DMTF Alliance Partner, MIPI Alliance, Announces Use of SPDM as Foundation for MIPI Security Specification

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 09:54

DMTF Alliance Partner, MIPI Alliance, formed its MIPI Security Investigation Group (Security IG) in 2019. The Security IG was developed to provide recommendations for a scalable, uniform MIPI security framework and ongoing support model. 

As part of this effort, the Security IG conducted a technical and strategic evaluation of DMTF’s Security Protocol and Data Model (SPDM) architecture, which provides message exchange, sequence diagrams, message formats and other relevant semantics for authentication, firmware measurement and certificate management. The Security IG evaluation has recently confirmed that DMTF’s SPDM architecture meets MIPI’s requirements for this use case and is an acceptable foundation for aspects of MIPI security specification development going forward.

“The DMTF alliance partner program has been an integral in DMTF’s goal of reaching other areas of the industry with our standards,” said DMTF President Jeff Hilland. “DMTF appreciates the work of the MIPI Alliance and for supporting the evaluation of SPDM. We look forward to ongoing collaboration.” 

To learn more about the evaluation, and its importance to the industry, read the MIPI blog post with Philip Hawkes and Rick Wietfeldt, co-chairs of the Security IG.

The two organizations will continue to collaborate on extensions to DMTF’s standards defined by the Platform Management Communications Infrastructure (PMCI) working group, including the SPDM architecture. The Security IG is also evaluating use of other related DMTF specifications.

The work register detailing this Alliance Partner relationship is available in PDF form here.