Technikon (TEC) is a private, independent, Austrian SME with a highly specialized multinational team of 20+ engineers and scientists. It is dedicated towards engineering services as well as the planning, assessment and coordination of large industry driven international research projects. TEC as a main coordinator of ORSHIN project will contribute to the definition of the security requirements and focus on the data management and risk assessment. With extensive and long-lasting expertise in project management, TEC will ensure achieving ambitious goals, monitor risk and ensuring that appropriate risk mitigation measures are applied to reach the project objectives. In addition, TEC’s innovative media team will make sure to properly communicate and disseminate the project progress and its results in diversified ways.
KU Leuven [in Belgium] is an international community where innovative research forms the basis of all our academic programmes. Within ORSHIN we will work closely with two groups of KU Leuven (KUL). The Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) team belongs to the electrical engineering department and has more than hundred members ranging from PhD students to experts and professors from nearly all over the world. The research of COSIC covers a broad range from mathematical foundations of cryptography over protocols and algorithms to secure and efficient implementation in hardware and software. The DistriNet group belongs to the computer science department and covers the area of software and system security, distributed systems, and software engineering. KUL will work on formal verification of security properties and in particular on the needed models. KUL is scientific leader of ORSHIN.
EURECOM´s (ECM) research and teaching institute is one of the most active technological parks in Europe. ECM represents one of the schools under the Institut Mines Telecom organization and is governed by an international consortium of industrial and academic partners. Besides teaching at the MSc and PhD levels, ECM activities mainly revolve around networking, data science, computer security, multimedia, and mobile communications research. Daniele Antonioli is the technical lead and responsible for the secure and privacy preserving communication research while Aurelien Francillon is role and manages the secure auditing and testing ones. They are also contributing to effective auditing techniques, definition of the trusted life cycle and help identify its security requirements for ORSHIN project.
NXP (formerly Philips Semiconductors) is well-known semiconductors manufacturer, with more than 90 years of experience. As a privately held manufacturer headquartered in the Netherlands it operates in more than 33 countries worldwide. The Hamburg site hosts a significant part of the Security Organization within NXP, including the majority of the internal Vulnerability Analysis (VA) team, where expertise ranges from side channel analysis to fault injection and software vulnerabilities. NXP will be in charge of developing effective security audits of firmware programs and open hardware. Additionally, it will lead the activities on tool development for enhanced security testing for open-source chip designs and firmware and support identification of the requirements for software audit.
Security Pattern (SEC) is an innovative start-up founded in Italy. With the core business in consultancy and development of innovative security solutions for embedded systems SEC presents a word-leading player in the domain. The two founders, Guido Bertoni and Filippo Melzani, have long experience in a multinational semiconductor company, performing R&D in the field of cryptography, secure communication protocols, implementation of cryptographic algorithms secure against side-channel and fault attacks. SEC has the expertise in the definition of security requirements, selection of building blocks, development of hardware and software components and provides development methodologies for customers who need to demonstrate a ‘secure by design’ approach. For ORSHIN, SEC will take the lead on developing trusted life cycle methodologies, support development of robust crypto blocks and contribute to secure communication for embedded devices.
Texplained (TXP) is expert in microchips security that offers solutions to fight against hardware piracy and counterfeiting. The French company designs tools for IC security evaluation and represents an established cryptographic research community. With its unique expertise on real world attacks, and its disruptive and efficient methodology, TXP provides experience on chip security for various types of applications (Banking, e-Gov, IoT, Automotive, Medical, Consumer, etc.). In addition, TXP offers different types of services, such as secure IC architecture and IC risk assessment, design counselling, hardware backdoors research and pirate device analysis. For ORSHIN, TXP will provide a methodology for inspection and evaluation of the security of the open chip designs, identify vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hardware attacks and contribute to the definition of requirements from physical perspective of ORSHIN components.
Tropic Square (TRPC) is a privately held start-up from Czech Republic, known for providing transparent and secure chip solutions. The company is fully focused on designing a transparent and auditable silicon secure element chip, freely available on the market. As from 2021, the company secured funding for the development of the first generation of a device called TROPIC01. TRPC is forming as fabless design house focused on secure system level solutions and design consultancy in that area. For ORSHIN project TRPC will take over the main tasks for creating and delivering outcomes that are compliant with open-source standards and contribute with its experience with design and industry.