Debunking the Zero-Sum Game
Promoting new certifications and open technologies to deliver radically-unprecedented IT security to citizens’ communications, and then critical societal IT systems, while solidly enabling legitimate constitutional lawful access.
Trustless Computing Certification Body & CivicNet
Since 2014, the Trustless Computing Association has been promoting and building the Trustless Computing Certification Body, a new dual-use IT security certification body and schema, aimed at ultra-high, radically-unprecedented levels of trustworthiness; while at once solidly enabling legit lawful access. Both such goas are achieved primarily through (1) extreme levels of ethical and public security-review in relation to complexity of all tech and processes critically-involved in the entire lifecycle, down toCPU design and chip fabrication oversight; and through (2) extreme levels of citizen-accountability, independence, and technical proficiency of the governance and socio-technical process, including the wide utilisation of citizen-witness and citizen-jury based oversight processes.
In parallel, our R&D, pilot, channel and governance partners, and our spin-off startup TRUSTLESS.AI and our most recent 15-25M€ TRUSTLESS Dual-Use Initiatiive are building CivicNet: a Trustless-Computing-compliant low-royalty open computing base, ecosystem and IT service. While initially offering high-level certifications targeted at the confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiability of the most critical civilian and governmental transactions and communications,TCCB will expand to other sub-domains, and to ultra-high availability use cases. It aims to be complementary, synergic and inspirational for existing and upcoming cybersecurity certifications. It will strongly promote downward compatibility in respect to EU Secret, eIDAS Qualified, Common Criteria EAL4, SOG-IS, and inspire future certification schemas within the new European Cybersecurity Certification Framework.