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Future Proofing the Connected World: A Quantum-Resistant Trusted Platform Module

Future Proofing the Connected World: A Quantum-Resistant Trusted Platform Module

Objective

The goal of FutureTPM is to design a Quantum-Resistant (QR) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) by designing and developing QR algorithms suitable for inclusion in a TPM. The algorithm design will be accompanied with implementation and performance evaluation, as well as formal security analysis in the full range of TPM environments: i.e. hardware, software and virtualization environments. Use cases in online banking, activity tracking and device management will provide environments and applications to validate the FutureTPM framework.

Security, privacy and trust in a computing system are usually achieved using tamper-resistant devices to provide core cryptographic and security functions. The TPM is one such device and provides the system with a root-of-trust and a cryptographic engine. However, to sustain this enhanced system security it is crucial that the crypto functions in the TPM are not merely secure for today but will also remain secure in the long-term against quantum attacks.

FutureTPM will address this challenge by providing robust and provably-secure QR algorithms for a new generation of TPMs. Research on quantum computers has drawn enormous attention from governments and industry; if, as predicted, a large-scale quantum computer becomes a reality within the next 15 years, existing public-key algorithms will be open to attack. Any significant change to a TPM takes time and requires theoretical and practical research before adoption. Therefore, to ensure a smooth transition to QR cryptography we should start now. A key strategic objective of FutureTPM is to contribute to standardization efforts at EU level within TCG, ISO/IEC and ETSI. The consortium consists of high calibre industrial and academic partners from across Europe, combining QR crypto researchers with TPM developers. Because the TPM shares many functions in common with other widely-used devices, such as HSMs and TEEs, the FutureTPM solution is expected to benefit them as well.

Coordinator

TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Address

Burgplatz 3a
9500 Villach

Austria

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 371 875

Participants (16)

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UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 366 625

UBITECH LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 431 750

ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 375 065

IBM RESEARCH GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 527 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 356 187,50

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 320 575

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 258 750

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 369 250

SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Ireland

INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 298 312,50

UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 290 500

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 364 875

VIVA PAYMENT SERVICES SA

Greece

INDEV ANONYMI ETAIREIA ANAPTYKSIS LOGISMIKOY

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 155 875

SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 263 500

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 118 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 779391

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.4.

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 868 890

  • EU contribution

    € 4 868 890

Coordinated by:

TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria