DMTF Releases Latest Version of Security Standard as Work in Progress

DMTF announces the public release of its Security Protocol and Data Model (SPDM) Specification 1.1.0b, is now available for download as a Work in Progress (WIP). This specification – developed by DMTF’s Platform Management Components Intercommunication (PMCI) Security Task Force – continues to incorporate the input of the organization’s Alliance Partners to help align component authentication, confidentiality, and integrity objects across the industry.

The SPDM Specification provides message exchange, sequence diagrams, message formats, and other relevant semantics for authentication, firmware measurement, certificate retrieval, and session key exchange protocols to enable confidentiality and integrity protected data communication thus enabling encrypted and authenticated communication of data in flight.

Other specifications define the mapping of these messages to different transports and physical media. SPDM enables efficient access to low-level security capabilities and operations. In addition to releasing regular WIP specifications for industry feedback, the organization continues to work on an aggressive development schedule.

Designed to be referenced by other standards organizations and developers, DMTF invites public comment on the SPDM WIP specifications before they are finalized. Feedback may be submitted on our website at https://www.dmtf.org/standards/feedback/

For more information about the PMCI Working Group and the platform management standards it defines, please visit https://www.dmtf.org/standards/pmci.