Fast And Safe Technology Pte Ltd (FAST) was founded in 2001 by Mr Desmond Hsu and Dr Joe Qiao, from Kent Ridge Digital Laboratory (KRDL), the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), an A*STAR organisation.

FAST started with providing customised cryptography solutions for the security industry with following valuable features:

  • Hardware-based, true random cryptographic keys generation and secure key storage to enhance overall security strength (SAFER).
  • Dedicated hardware cryptographic processing to boost up entire cryptographic performance (FASTER).

The name, Fast And Safe Technology, outlines our promise to make traditional software based data encryption FASTER and SAFER.

FAST has delivered ten millions of dollars of hardware-based cryptographic products to security markets in Singapore and China.

The future

Cyber security for cloud storage is typically controlled and managed by external vendors such as IT firms, usually engaged by businesses to protect their sensitive data.

This leaves very little control to the end user, and makes the information very easily accessible or at the mercy of an external party.

In 2007, FAST reviewed its business strategy and decided to redefine its target user market.

Applying the same technology but to a new group of users: consumers who usually do not deem personal data protection as something important.

Increasingly, SMEs, are realising that losing or leaking of sensitive data will cost their businesses financially, and loss of reputation as a trusted organisation comes with serious consequences.

Hence they would prefer to control the data security internally and by themselves.

As for the common man, or professionals like doctors, lawyers, accountants, and celebrities, are also realising the urgent need to protect their privacy without having to engage anyone else.