The Reassure project concluded in March 2020. What an amazing 3 years and 3 months: More than 30 top tier research papers, several open source or open access tools, and quite a few high quality data sets. REASSURE stands for “Robust and Efficient Approaches to Evaluating Side Channel and Fault Attack Resilience”. The project consortium consisted of the most important players in Europe: NXP (Germany, secure IC manufacturer), Idemia (France, integrator and leader in secure identity products), Riscure (Netherlands, Europes leading testing laboratory), SGSDN (or also called ANSSI, France, a highly engaged national certifier), the University of Bristol (Cryptography Group), UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN (Belgium, Cryptography Group), and the University of Klagenfurt (Cybersecurity Group).

The technical lead in this project was by Elisabeth Oswald (University of Bristol and University of Klagenfurt), the organisational lead was provided by Francois Koeune (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN).

The University of Klagenfurt (University of Bristol) contributed ELMO (a highly accurate side channel simulator), and novel leakage detection techniques in this project. We also tried to make leakage detection in particular more accessible by developing a tutorial that was turned into a fully online training course by Riscure and can be accessed for free here.

Project funding details

Project reference: 731591 Start date: 2017-01-0 End date: 2019-12-31 Duration: 36 months

Project funding: € 4.165.726 Programme: H2020 Call: H2020-ICT-2014-1 Action: Research and Innovation Action