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TWD Industries AG has mathematically demonstrated
its  post-quantum symmetric encryption  (PQSE) to
the French DRM (Direction du Renseignement Militaire)
in year 2007. Encryption standards like AES are expected
to show design limits in the near future, notably because
of the availability of "quantum computers".
TWD's mission is to provably-secure today's critical
infrastructure (communications, energy, transports,
finance, government) and tomorrow's "Internet of Things"

Academic Background
To grasp the value of TWD works, let's quote CORDIS, one of the most reputed Academic
Research public funding in the world:

Post-quantum cryptography for long-term security (p
roject reference: 645622)
Funded under ICT-32-2014 - Cybersecurity, Trustworthy ICT
From 2015-03-01 to 2018-03-01, ongoing project (horizon 2020)
Total cost: EUR 3,964,791.25
EU contribution: EUR 3,851,791.25
Other contributions: EUR 113,000

Online banking, e-commerce, telemedicine, mobile communication, and cloud computing
depend fundamentally on the security of the underlying cryptographic algorithms. These systems
are all broken as soon as large quantum computers are built. The EU and governments around
the world are investing heavily in building quantum computers society needs to be prepared for
the consequences, including cryptanalytic attacks accelerated by these computers. Long-term
confidential documents such as patient health-care records and state secrets have to guarantee
security for  many  years,  but information  encrypted  with today's  standards  and  stored  until
quantum computers are available will then be as easy to decipher as Enigma-encrypted
messages are today.

The challenge is to  find solutions guaranteeing end-to-end security regardless of improvements
in attacker hardware or computational capabilities

TWD Industries AG    Kapital: CHF 100.000    Hauptsitz Schwyz CH –    MwSt-Nr 7 1 5 4 9 6

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WP1: Deliverables include reference software implementations and optimized implementations
as well as ASIC designs and physical security analysis.

WP2: Get high-security post-quantum crypto ready  for all common Internet platforms,
including large server CPUs, smaller desktop and laptop CPUs, netbook CPUs (Atom, Bobcat,
etc.), and smartphone CPUs (ARM).

WP3: Provide public-key and symmetric-key cryptography for the cloud and protection for files
that users store in the cloud, even if the cloud service providers are not trustworthy.

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (NL), Bundesdruckerei GmbH (DE), Danmarks Tekkniske
Universitet (DK), INRIA (FR), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE), NXP Semiconductors
Belgium NV  (BE), Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (DE), Stichting Katholieke Universiteit (NL),
Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (DE), Univerisity of Haifa (IL), Academia Sinica (TW).

Consequences on Everybody's Security
Switzerland is absent from this strategic international research project spanning from
Europe to... Taiwan.

How serious is the threat of Quantum Computers? According to the CORBIS project:

"information encrypted with today's standards and stored until quantum computers are
available will then be as easy to decipher as [1920] Enigma-encrypted messages are today."

This demonstrates the obsolescence of any security based on "computational hardness",
the only "truth" taught in Universities today – and the need for provably-secure designs.

Restoring the trust, worldwide, will require "Tech vendors to embrace higher standards"
as "The Economist" wrote[1] in "The Internet of things (to be hacked)".

Opportunity for Switzerland
TWD Industries AG has already done most of what the CORBIS consortium is expected to
deliver in 2020 – including today's much-needed symmetric post-quantum encryption.

Swiss Academic collaboration and investors would let Switzerland establish itself as a world
leader in this market – with the accompanying economic growth and international reputation
in a post-Snowden world:

In june 2015, Germany installed Patriot missiles on the Turkish-Syrian frontier, in
cooperation to the US and Italy.  The  Spiegel  reported  that  these  missiles have  been
remotely hacked[2].

If military systems are not resilient enough to these new threats, the common critical
infrastructure is certainly even more exposed to uncontrolled risks, like the US NASDAQ
stolen and taken-down by hackers since 2011[3].


TWD Industries AG    Kapital: CHF 100.000    Hauptsitz Schwyz CH –    MwSt-Nr 7 1 5 4 9 6

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