SmaSa - Smartcard-based Security Anchors for Android

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01/04/2015 to 01/06/2017

Project Description:

The aim of the project is the development of methods and software components for the use of safety anchors especially for the operating system Android. Since no TPMs are installed in mobile terminals, an additional smart card in the format of an SD card should serve as an anchor.

If it should show in the course of the project that individual security components can not be implemented on this card, special hardware or software concepts such as the ARM TrustZone or Java Card are alternatives. Based on these technologies, secure booting for Android devices with authentication of the user before the actual boot process is implemented (pre-boot authentication). Without a successful login, the entire device - all applications, all data and the operating system - remains encrypted.

As an additional extension, it will be possible to verify the integrity of the smartphone using the remote attestation. The mobile phone is checked by a central entity (mobile device management component) on the company side. The project thus makes it possible to use smart card-based security applications on Android as well, opening up new fields of application for this technology.

Monday, 10 December, 2018


On 18 July 2019, will organize a webinar in collaboration with the GDPR Cluster projects entitled “GDPR compliance in the emerging technologies”.

Future Events

The 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019), will be held from August 26 to August 29, 2019 at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019

PROTECTIVE is co-organising the 2nd International Workshop on Cyber Threat Intelligence Management(CyberTIM 2019) as apart of the ARES 2019 conference in the UK on 26-29 August 2019.

26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019