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The patented SEED Protocol delivers a quantum leap in security, portability and control of your confidential information.
The patented SEED Protocol delivers a quantum leap in security, portability and control of your confidential information.
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Individualized Encryption to Reclaim Your Privacy

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Joining Together to Improve Our Privacy

As we hear in the news every day, our sensitive data is not secure.  For instance, in 2015 alone hackers were able to steal medical data of more than 100 million Americans. Yet at the same time, in the normal course of our daily lives, we need to share confidential information.

Using the patented SEED Protocol, we can together build a secure foundation for the future of our hyper-connected world. The Secure Exchange of Encrypted Data [SEED] Protocol delivers unprecedented security, portability and control. 

We believe our privacy should not be expensive, thus we are seeking support from the Kickstarter community to keep our pricing affordable for all.  And you take advantage of Kickstarter-only prices -- 20% lower than they will ever be again.

Part technology product, part social movement, our solution puts the individual in control of the information about them. A groundswell of support from empowered individuals will advance the privacy agenda. 

Demonstration of V-1

The SEED Protocol application automates the entire process, making it easy to encrypt, store and share your sensitive data. Check out our brief demonstration video:  

How It Works  

For those wanting to learn more about the patented SEED Protocol's inner workings, watch our short "How It Works" video. 

Your confidential data remains encrypted with your individualized lock as it moves across organizations, applications and devices. You control the keys, deciding who has access and monitoring their use. Individualized encryption creates an insurmountable cracking hurdle. Plus, even the IT staff cannot access your data.

Next Steps

We will use Kickstarter funding to:

  • Develop end-user applications for additional platforms such as OSx and Android
  • Create the mobile key vault to back-up your keys
  • Continue refining the core software 

Tom Reid, Lead Inventor, will continue his work on the project without compensation from the Kickstarter funding. 

Consumer Profiling: Another Strong Case for SEED

How bad has consumer profiling become?  Watch our short video to find out (or to confirm what you already suspected)!

The SEED Protocol provides the mechanism for us to control the information collected about us from retail purchases, Internet browsing, and so many other activities during which we are tracked.

Right now in the U.S. we lack the legal rights to demand control over our consumer data. The E.U. has moved much closer to this goal. Only consumer power can advance the agenda and drive the regulatory process. Let's demand the change we need to take back our privacy.

Gaining Competitive Advantage

Health care providers and research consortia using the SEED Protocol gain the trust of patients contributing their confidential health data.  Legal and professional businesses that adopt the SEED Protocol will offer their clients and customers the ultimate in security and control. Software companies that become SEED-certified will deliver behind-the-scenes protection.

Tech Specs  

Key Master: The prototype encryption computer features a quad-core Intel processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD. The considerable processing power of the Key Master delivers high performance services for a group of people in a home or small business. In the production version we will eliminate unnecessary ports.  

Encryption: We currently use the standard RSA asymmetric encryption library with 2,048-bit keys. The Protocol can support any standard asymmetric encryption library, e.g. elliptical curve.  

Registry: The Registry software runs on Amazon EC2 providing high performance from anywhere in the world.  

Cloud Lockbox: In version 1, we use Amazon S3 Standard to store the encrypted files. This robust service offers 99.9% availability and 99.999999999% durability of your files due to cross-region replication.

Risks and challenges

All software development projects face unforeseen complexities. The SEED Protocol benefits from three key advantages. First, we already have a working prototype meaning that the fundamental technical feasibility has already been established. Second, the leadership team brings decades of experience in software development, cybersecurity and protocols. Third, we have a "deep bench" of additional technical talent to tap as needed for specific aspects of the development.

We will no doubt experience setbacks and surprises, but our timeline includes provisions for the unexpected. Our CEO, Tom Reid, has a long history of leading projects to successful, on-time and on-budget completion.

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    Individual Encryption Package - 1 Vault

    Our privacy shouldn't be expensive, that's why we are offering a SEED Protocol individual encryption package at this low Kickstarter-only price.

    This one-year package includes the easy-to-use applications, your first vault protected by an individualized encryption lock, use of a hosted Key Master and 1 GB of secure Cloud Lockbox storage.

    You can add additional vaults for $6 and expand the capacity of your Cloud Lockbox for $1 per GB.

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    Individual Encryption Package - 4 Vaults

    This early-bird special provides a one-year individual package that includes the easy-to-use applications, four vaults protected by individualized encryption locks, use of a hosted Key Master and 2 GB of secure Cloud Lockbox storage.

    You can expand the capacity of your Cloud Lockbox for $1 per GB.

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    Friends & Family Encryption Package (5)

    The one-year friends and family package for five people includes the easy-to-use applications, five vaults protected by individualized encryption locks, use of a hosted Key Master and 5 GB of secure Cloud Lockbox storage.

    Giving this as a Christmas or holiday gift? We will e-mail you a certificate to print out and put under the tree!

    Members can add additional vaults for $6 and expand the capacity of their Cloud Lockbox for $1 per GB.

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    Friends, Family & Business Package (10)

    The one-year friends, family and business package for ten people includes the easy-to-use applications, ten vaults protected by individualized encryption locks, use of a hosted Key Master and 10 GB of secure Cloud Lockbox storage.

    Members can add additional vaults for $6 and expand the capacity of their Cloud Lockbox for $1 per GB.

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    Key Master - Personal Edition Pkg (5)

    Step up to the ultimate in control and performance with your own encryption computer to protect five people in your home or professional services business.

    Giving this as a Christmas or holiday gift for your favorite tech connoisseur? We will send you a certificate to put under the tree!

    The package includes: one Key Master-Personal Edition encryption computer, the easy-to-use applications, protection for five people each with four vaults, and 10 GB of secure Cloud Lockbox storage.

    Members can expand their Cloud Lockbox at a cost of $1 per GB.

    After the first year, the renewal will cost $110 per year which includes extended hardware warranty and all software updates.

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    Key Master - Business Pkg (10)

    The package includes: one Key Master encryption computer, the easy-to-use applications, protection for ten people each with four vaults, and 30 GB of secure Cloud Lockbox storage.

    Members can expand their Cloud Lockbox at a cost of $1 per GB.

    After the first year, the renewal will cost $220 per year which includes extended hardware warranty and all software updates.

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    Key Master - Business Pkg (2x25)

    Operating in multiple locations? This package will support two offices as well as remote-office team members for your professional services business, consortia or research group.

    The package includes: two Key Master-SMB encryption computers, the easy-to-use applications, protection for twenty-five people each with four vaults, and 50 GB of secure Cloud Lockbox storage.

    Members can expand their Cloud Lockbox at a cost of $1 per GB.

    After the first year, the renewal will cost $495 per year which includes extended hardware warranty and all software updates.

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    Key Master - Business Pkg (4x50)

    This package will support four offices as well as remote-office team members to protect your professional services business, consortia or research group.

    The package includes: four Key Master encryption computers, the easy-to-use applications, protection for fifty people each with four vaults, and 100 GB of secure Cloud Lockbox storage.

    Members can expand their Cloud Lockbox at a cost of $1 per GB.

    After the first year, the renewal will cost $950 per year which includes extended hardware warranty and all software updates.

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    Consortium or Research Group Package

    Running a consortium or research group that requires the exchange of sensitive data among multiple organizations? Deploy the SEED Protocol for best-in-class security, portability and control.

    The Consortium Package includes: four Key Master encryption computers, the easy-to-use applications, protection for fifty people each with four vaults, 100 GB of secure Cloud Lockbox storage and twelve hours of top-shelf consulting for customization and integration.

    Members can expand their Cloud Lockbox at a cost of $1 per GB.

    After the first year, the renewal will cost $950 per year which includes extended hardware warranty and all software updates.

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    Healthcare Provider Integration Package

    Looking for a better solution for providing medical records to patients and sharing records with other providers?

    The Healthcare Provider Integration Package includes: two Key Master encryption computers, the easy-to-use applications, protection for your first 100 patients each with one vault, 100 GB of secure Cloud Lockbox storage and thirty hours of top-shelf consulting for customization and integration.

    Expansion of Cloud Lockbox capacity costs $1 per GB.

    After the first year, the renewal will cost $1,200 per year which includes extended hardware warranty and all software updates.

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    Software Integration Package

    Looking for a solution to improve the software you created? The SEED Protocol delivers best-in-class security, portability and control. We can integrate into any application and secure any file system to provide behind-the-scenes protection.

    The Software Integration Package includes: four Key Master encryption computers for testing and development, licensing for 200 identities, 100 GB of secure Cloud Lockbox storage and forty hours of top-shelf consulting for customization and integration.

    We will work with you to craft an integration roadmap that meets your needs and budget.

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Funding period

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