1st FutureTPM Workshop on Quantum-Resistant Crypto Algorithms

19th October 2018  ||  08:00 - 17:00 WEST (UTC +1)  ||  Lisbon, Portugal  ||  Venue: Holiday Inn Lisboa

You are all invited to join the 1st FutureTPM Workshop on Quantum-Resistant (QR) Crypto Algorithms suitable for inclusion in Trusted Platform Modules (TPM). The workshop will take place on the 19th of October 2018 in the Holiday Inn Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal, hosted by INESC-ID.

This workshop is supported by the European Union H2020 project FutureTPM (Future Proofing the Connected World: A Quantum-Resistant Trusted Platform Module) and is aimed at presenting a first set of preliminary results in researching QR cryptographic algorithms suitable for inclusion in a TPM. A TPM is a security anchor, also known as root-of-trust, which is commonly used in domains with a strong requirement for security, privacy and trust, such as finance and banking (secure mobile payment), wearables (activity tracking) and device management.

The FutureTPM is a 36-month project, started on the 1st of January 2018, which receives funding from the EU under grant agreement number 779391. The project is coordinated by the Austrian company TECHNIKON, under the technical lead of the University of Surrey in the UK. FutureTPM is mainly targeted at industries threatened by the advent of quantum computing capabilities, which might undermine the security of current crypto-algorithms. Therefore, there is an increasing need for designing a new set of quantum-resistant algorithms aimed at protecting the security of interconnected systems.

This one-day workshop will bring together diverse players in the quantum-safe cryptography community, with the goal of facilitating knowledge exchange and collaboration to prepare for the advent of the quantum era. The workshop will foster discussions on the definition, design and technical requirements of the set of FutureTPM industry-driven use cases, by engaging key industrial players and focus groups active in cyber-physical systems security, standardization bodies and academic partners show-casing the FutureTPM platform.

There is no registration fee for workshop participants. As space is limited, please send your confirmation of attendance via email at coordination@futuretpm.eu by September 14th, 2018. Please feel free to contact us if you require any additional information.


Time** Topic Presenter
Session 1: Welcome and Introduction to FutureTPM Workshop
  Introduction to FutureTPM: Status of the project and description of the agenda Li Chen, Thanassis Giannetsos (University of Surrey)
  NIST Status Lily Chen (NIST Representative)
Session 2: The use of Trusted Computing towards Enhanced Security and Privacy
  Trusted Computing in Vehicles Adrian Waller (Thales)
Session 3: Other EU Initiatives towards QR Crypto
  Results of PQCrypto (ICT-645622) Tanja Lange (University of Eindhoven)
  Results of SAFECrypto (ICT-6444729) Adrian Waller (Thales)
  Results of PROMETHEUS (EUREKA E!45) Sebastien Canard (Orange)
Session 4: Quantum-Resistant TSS Implementation
  PQ Direct Anonymous Attestation (DAA) Li Chen (University of Surrey)
Panel Discussion
Session 5: Quantum Resistance and Trusted Computing
  Risk Assessment for TPM and TSS Pnagiotis Gouvas (UBITECH),
Thanassis (University of Surrey)

* Agenda will be continously extended. Re-visit page occasionally for further information.
** Time slots will be announced soon.


Room Reservation
To reserve a room at the venue hotel, please contact the Holiday Inn Lisboa using the code listed below:

-- Contact person: Ms. Elsa da Conceição
-- E-mail: reservashil@grupo-continental.com
-- Tel: +351 210044166
-- Code: "FutureTPM"

June 2018

ISG Open Day
26th of June 2018, London, United Kingdom
Daniele Sgandurra (RHUL) and Konstantinos Markantonakis (RHUL) led the activities of the Smart Card and IoT Security Centre showroom at the ISG Open Day at Royal Holloway, on Tuesday 26th June 2018. The showroom included a dedicated FutureTPM presentation slot and dissemination desk, and there were plenty of opportunities to network and engage in discussions with visitors to disseminate the results of FutureTPM. The event was very successful and was attended by around 200 participants.

University of Luxembourg - Partnership Day 2018
5th of June 2018, Luxembourg
Partner UL is going to present the FutureTPM project.

May 2018

CSIT’s 8th Annual World Cyber Security Summit
10th of May 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Partner UB talked about the FutureTPM project

April 2018

First Cyberwatching.eu Concertation meeting
26th of April 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Partner TEC is going to represent the FutureTPM project

CRYPTACUS Training School
16th to 20thof April 2018, S. Miguel, Portugal
Partner INESC-ID participated

March 2018

CommNet2 PhD Spring School
26th to 28th of March 2018, Sheffield, United Kingdom
The CommNet² Spring School is a regular event targeted at PhD students which, this year, was hosted by the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK with a focus on wireless security. In his talk, Dr. Ronald Toegl of Infineon Technologies Austria AG , gave an introduction to Trusted Computing. The main technology discussed was the Trusted Platform Module, with topics of channel vs. device security, TPM features, core concepts like the chain of trust and the applicability in network computing settings (with examples). Supporting components like the TSS were also introduced and the advances of hardware security (including cryptographic features), also in future settings, discussed. The following discussion with the students was especially fruitful.
In his talk, Dr. Thanassis Giannetsos from the Department of Computer Science, Surrey University , presented the main security and privacy challenges in IoT Edge Computing, focusing on the core edge devices, i.e., sensors, vehicles and mobile phones. He described how the use of trusted computing technologies (especially TPMs) can be used towards establishing and managing trust between entities, starting from bi-lateral interaction between two single system components and continuing as such systems get connected to ever larger entities. A more in-depth discussion revolved around the design of architectures that can support the use of software- and hardware-based attestation towards corroborating the fundamental security and privacy properties of such devices and how they can be transferred to statements on the security properties of hierarchical compositions of Systems-of-Systems.