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BIA-Brukerstyrt innovasjonsarena

Project “OffPAD” - Optimizing balance between high security and usability. An innovative approach to endpoint security.

Alternative title: Prosjekt “OffPAD” - En optimalisering av høy sikkerhet og brukervennlighet. En nyskapende tilnærming til endepunktsikkerhet.

Awarded: NOK 16.0 mill.

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321619

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2021 - 2023

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OffPAD AS is a Norwegian start-up company founded in 2017 by Inven2, Petter Taugbøl and Jan-Erik Skaug to commercialize a Norwegian patented an innovative Identity Access Management (IAM) device – OffPAD is a pioneer in wireless, biometric authentication. OffPAD is delivering a state of the art cryptographic and biometric algorithms protecting users against data breach when accessing their sensitive data. This R&D project is based on scientific research on the core technology elements encompassed in the OffPAD device from leading European scientists. Additionally, the project will explore the use of Post Quantum Algorithms and firmware updates. The project will be executed with a vision to incorporate the results in a future innovative, personal security device with highest level of security combined with ease of use. The focus in the project will be to perform decentralised biometric authentication by strengthening existing cryptographic functionalities. OffPADs ambition is to be an early adopter, by taking advantage of lightweight cryptographic algorithms and post quantum algorithms. This initiative will optimize the existing biometric process. By following international standards we will improve robustness against attacks on applications. This will give OffPAD an opportunity to become a game changer with the perfect mix between high-end biometrics and authentications mechanisms in combination with innovative post-quantum cryptographic features.

OffPAD AS is a Norwegian start-up company founded in 2017 by Inven2, Petter Taugbøl and Jan-Erik Skaug to commercialize a Norwegian patented an innovative endpoint security product which ambition is to develop the OffPAD device as an Identity Access Management (IAM) device – A pioneer in wireless, biometric authentication by delivering a high-end smart card with state of the art cryptographic and biometric algorithms protecting users against data breach when accessing their most sensitive data. This R&D project is based on scientific research on the core technology elements encompassed in the OffPAD device from leading European scientists in Applied Cryptology, Biometrics authentication, Firmware platforms and eventually Post Quantum Algorithms. The project packages will be executed separately with a vision to incorporate the results in a future innovative wireless personal security device with highest level security combined with ease of use to corporate and institutional users. This proposed R&D project will create an innovative way to perform biometric authentication by strengthening the existing cryptographic functionalities. By scientific research and validation of post-quantum cryptographics, OffPAD can potentially be an early adopter and prevent first cyber quantum attacks. This initiative may optimize the existing biometric process and facilitate presentation attack detection (PAD) following international standards relating to robustness against attacks for all non-supervised or semi-supervised applications. This will give OffPAD an opportunity to become a game changer with the perfect mix between high-end biometrics and authentications mechanisms coupled with innovative post-quantum cryptographic features.

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BIA-Brukerstyrt innovasjonsarena