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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-DS-LEIT-2017

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TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
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UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
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€ 366 625,00
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Stag Hill
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UBITECH LIMITED
Cyprus
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€ 431 750,00
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26 Nikou & Despinas Pattchi
3071 Limassol

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ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom
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€ 375 065,00
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Egham Hill University Of London
TW20 0EX Egham

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IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
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Edgbaston
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INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Germany
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Am Campeon 1-15
85579 Neubiberg

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INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
Austria
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€ 258 750,00
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Siemensstrasse 2
9500 Villach

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SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED

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Ireland
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Rua Alves Redol 9
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UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
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Al. Papanastasiou 91
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HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH
Germany
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€ 364 875,00
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Hansaallee 205
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VIVA PAYMENT SERVICES SA

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Greece
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2 Kapodistriou Avenue & Kifissias
15123 Maroussi

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INDEV ANONYMI ETAIREIA ANAPTYKSIS LOGISMIKOY
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Amarousiou-chalandriou 18-20
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SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Cyprus
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Alexandreias 2, Bridge Tower, Flat/office 101
3013 Limassol

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DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
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