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ISG leads next-generation security solutions

  • Date09 February 2018

Academics from the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London, are part of an international consortium focusing on developing the next generation TPM (Trusted Platform Module) - which is embedded into computing systems to make its host computer platform trustworthy and secure.

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TPMs are currently incorporated into over a billion computers worldwide but the team working on the new H2020 Project 'FutureTPM' will be focusing on developing next generation security solutions to mitigate against quantum computers. These computers are anticipated to be able to  break some of the cryptographic algorithms currently used in existing TPMs.

Royal Holloway's project activities will be led by Dr Daniele Sgandurra, who has received a grant of €375,065 from the European Commission to carry out the work alongside Professor Konstantinos Markantonakis, Professor Chris Mitchell, and Dr Elizabeth Quaglia, also from the ISG.

Dr Sgandurra said: “We are thrilled to be part of this project that will combine the expertise of high calibre industrial and academic partners from across Europe to develop quantum-resistant algorithms suitable for inclusion in future TPMs. We hope this project will positively affect people's everyday lives, in terms of building their trust in securely using online services, such as online banking and Cloud storage."

The FutureTPM project partners are:

Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom

Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH, Germany

IBM Research GmbH, Switzerland

INESC-ID – Instituto de Engenhariade Sistemas e Computadores, Investigacao e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa, Portugal

Infineon Technologies AG, Germany

Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Austria

Suite5 Data Intelligence Solutions Limited, Ireland

TECHNIKON Forschungs- und Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria

UBITECH Limited, Cyprus

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg

University of Piraeus Research Center, Greece

University of Surrey, United Kingdom

VIVA Payment Services SA, Greece

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