Frequently Asked Questions
TaaSERA means "Trust as a Service Era"
For TaaSERA , "Trust" equals end-to-end "Runtime Operational Integrity."
Computer scientist Peter Neumann defines "trust" as "An object is trusted if and only if it operates as expected. An object is trustworthy if and only if it is proven to operate as expected." To learn more, read "Killing the Computer to Save It."
Taasera founder Srinvas Kumar used to discuss Taasera's mission statement with Peter Neumann over lunch. Peter's assertion was that you cannot build trust on top of something that is not trustworthy. In other words, a processor will execute any block of code given to it.
Thus, trouble occurs not because of one failure, but because of the way many different pieces interact. And this is the central message of TaaSERA: that every piece needs to be correlated to make sense out of the pieces.
To most people, this may seem like a purely academic pursuit. However, it is this chain of events that precisely represent the future of cloud computing: distributed systems are becoming loosely-coupled with desktops, servers, mobile devices and networks.