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A trust anchor is

an authoritative entity represented via a public key and associated data. When there is a chain of trust, usually the top entity to be trusted becomes the trust anchor. The public key (of the trust anchor) is used to verify digital signatures and the associated data.[1]

References Edit

  1. Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security, Glossary, at I-12.

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