Security and privacy have been the major concern when people build computer networks and systems. Any computer network or system must be trustworthy to avoid the risk of losing control and retain confidence that it will not fail  Jun Ho Huh, John Lyle, Cornelius Namiluko and Andrew Martin, Managing application whitelists in trusted distributed systems. Future Generation Computer Systems, 27 2 (2011), pp. 211–226. . Trust is the key factor to enable dynamic interaction and cooperation of various users, systems and services . Trusted Computing aims at making computer networks, systems, and services available, predictable, traceable, controllable, assessable, sustainable, dependable, and security/privacy protectable. This special section focuses on the issues related to trusted computing, such as trusted computing models and specifications, trusted reliable and dependable systems, trustworthy services and applications, and trust standards and protocols.