• Facts:
    • Project name: Future Proofing the Connected World: A Quantum-Resistant Trusted Platform Module
    • Project acronym: FutureTPM
    • Project Coordinator: Technikon Forschungs- und Planungsgesellschaft mbH
    • Project start: 1st January 2018
    • Project duration: 36 months
www.FutureTPM.eu (under construction)



"The FutureTPM project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 779391."

 

Project Partners:
HUAWEI
IBM
INDEV
INESCID
INFINEON
RHUL
SNTUL
SUITE 5
SURREY
UBITECH
UNIPI
UoB

FutureTPM

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

 

Mission of FutureTPM:

The FutureTPM project team will research a Quantum-Resistant (QR) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) by designing and developing QR algorithms suitable for inclusion in a TPM. Such a security anchor, also known as root-of-trust, is commonly used in domains with high appetence for security and trust. The goal of the FutureTPM Project is to enable a smooth transition from current TPM environments, based on traditional cryptography, to systems providing enhanced security through QR cryptographic functions, including secured authentication, encryption and signing functions, thus, turning the host device into a “hardened” security token that may also remain secure long-term against an enhanced threat landscape in quantum computing deployments. Use cases in online banking, activity tracking and device management will provide environments and applications to validate the FutureTPM framework.

 

Motivation:

With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) industry’s digital transformation has begun, bringing with it new challenges, and adding an urgency to old unsolved challenges. Security, in particular, is one of the main concerns, due in part, to recent developments in quantum computing. Experts believe, that once a fault- tolerant universal quantum computer is available, which may still take many years from now, it will be capable of solving complex mathematical problems, including current public-key cryptographic solutions, which could be compromised. Nevertheless, TPMs shouldn’t be appropriately secure and robust only for today, but should be designed for long-term use. As a result, the necessity for quantum-resistant (QR) cryptographic algorithms gets higher.

Downloads:

FutureTPM Announcement Letter [PDF] 886 kB
FutureTPM German-Press-Relase [PDF] 875 kB