Sanctus: An Architecture for Trusted Products

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The last two decades have seen a fundamental shift in the manufacturing, sourcing and operation of technology, which has raised concerns in state security agencies about the cyber security risk to government and critical infrastructure. Governments are now increasingly resorting to an approach of technology Balkanization. We propose an alternative to technology Balkanization by combining trustworthy engineering approaches with the use of a national security component we call a sanctum which together can deliver sovereign trust.