HECTOR, a European cooperative research project, has officially started on 1st March 2015 with a set duration of 36 months. It receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n° 644052.

A single flipped bit or a weak random number generator can cause secure systems to fail. The main objective of this research project is to close the gap between the mathematical heaven of cryptographic algorithms and their efficient, secure and robust hardware implementations.