Google Meet hardware secure module

All Google Meet hardware devices are shipped with a secure module to provide a number of hardware level security features.

What does Chrome OS use the secure module for?

  • Prevent software and firmware version rollback.
  • Maintain information to detect transitions between normal and developer modes.
  • Protect data encryption keys.
  • Protect certain user keys ("hardware-backed" certificates).
  • Provide tamper evidence for installation attributes.
  • Protect stateful partition encryption keys.
  • Attest secure module hardware-backed keys.
  • Attest device mode.

Note: No remote computer has access to the secure module.

What does Chrome OS not use the secure module for?

  • Trusted boot (the secure module isn’t used as part of the Chrome OS verified boot solution).
  • Runtime platform configuration measurement.
  • Whole-disk encryption. In particular, the secure module isn’t used to unwrap an encryption key during the boot process.
Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?

Need more help?

Sign in for additional support options to quickly solve your issue

Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu
Search Help Center