USB_Crypt is funded by the European Commission under the program IST (Information Society Technologies)
The goal of the USB_Crypt project is to develop and integrate a powerful, but easily portable crypto module with an USB interface as a secure single chip IC. This IC module will contain all of the standard crypto algorithms like AES, DES, RSA, ECC and Hashing. It can then be mounted into an USB dongle like housing for universal use with an I&C equipment fitted out with an USB interface. The practical usability together with the system features will be tested by different security applications like: e-commerce, network security, data encryption and digital security. The overall security quality will be analysed and certified by a Common Criteria evaluation.
IAIK is workpackage leader for Crypto Coprocessor Development. IAIK develops an AES module and Hash Algorithm coprocessor.