SAFECRYPTO – Secure Architectures of Future Emerging Cryptography

SAFEcrypto will provide a new generation of practical, robust and physically secure post-quantum cryptographic solutions that ensure long-term security for future ICT systems, services and applications. Novel public-key cryptographic schemes (digital signatures, authentication, identity-based encryption (IBE), attribute-based encryption (ABE)) will be developed using lattice problems as the source of computational hardness.



HEAT – Homomorphic Encryption Applications and Technology

The HEAT project will develop advanced cryptographic technologies to process sensitive information in ecrypted form, without needing to compromise on the privacy and security of the citizens and organizations that provide the input data. The core technology is based on homomorphic cryptography, which allows to perform computations on encrypted information without decrypting it. The main goal of HEAT is to produce a step change in the efficiency and applicability of this technology.

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ECRYPT-CSA – European Coordination and Support Action in Cryptology

ECRYPT-CSA is a Coordination & Support Action sponsored by the European Union's H2020 programme. The project consists of four academic and one industrial partner. The goal of this CSA is to strengthen European excellence in the area of cryptology and to build on the Network of Excellence ECRYPT and ECRYPT II to achieve a durable integration and structuring of the European cryptography community, involving academia, industry, law enforcement and defence agencies. The project has the following concrete objectives:

  • Provide technology watch, joint research agendas and foresight studies for 15 specific cryptographic technologies and topics;
  • Identify technology gaps, market and implementation opportunities for five key application domains;
  • Provide technical expertise to the cybersecurity and privacy communities through white papers, standardisation overviews and a study on the evaluation of implementations;
  • Contribute on the evaluation and verification of cryptographic protocols and algorithms;
  • Contribute to the ongoing open cryptographic competitions (CAESAR for authenticated encryption and password hashing) with security and implementation benchmarking, study methodologies for benchmarking and plan future open competitions;
  • Contribute to the development of European standards, including for the public sector;
  • Solve training needs and skill shortage of academia and industry by making an inventory of existing training programs and organizing each year an intensive course in an area of strategic importance; in addition a training will be organized on the societal elements of cryptography and on cryptography and innovation;
  • Dissemination and outreach to broad range of communities and strengthening the link with institutional stakeholders such as the European Commission.

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HINT – Holistic Approaches for Integrity of ICT-Systems

The mission of the HINT project ist o develop a solution to implement a common framework for a system’s integrity checking based on Trusted Computing technologies. HINT further aims to demonstrate the capabilities of the devloped technologies on real-life applications and prepare the adoption oft he proposed technologies by future Common Criteria evaluation schemes.

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MATTHEW – Multi-entitiy-security using active Transmission Technology for improved Handling of Exportable security credentials without privacy restrictions

The mission of the MATTHEW project is to enable new applications and services on mobile devices. It will overcome the limitation of current passive NFC transmission technologies by active modulation and offer new ways of exchanging roles from one secure entity like a nanoSIM or a microSDTM card to another with novel security and privacy approaches.

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