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Secure Hardware-Software Architectures for Robust Computing Systems

Objective

Developing new security paradigms, architectures, and software, for more secure and trustworthy ICT systems and services has clear social, scientific, and market motivation. This motivation is becoming stronger due to the changing threat landscape; over the past decade we are witnessing an ever-increasing amount of cyberattacks on the Internet.
We believe that to advance the field of cybersecurity, we must act proactively and in synergy, instead of being reactive to cyberattacks.

We propose SHARCS, a framework for designing, building and demonstrating secure-by-design applications and services, that achieve end-to-end security for their users. SHARCS will achieve this by systematically analyzing and extending, as necessary, the hardware and software layers in a computing system. This holistic approach is necessary, as no system can truly be secure unless every layer is secured, starting from the lowest one. We will measure the effectiveness of the SHARCS framework by using it on a diverse set of security-critical, real-word applications. The applications have been chosen from three different domains, medical, cloud and automotive, to demonstrate the platform independence capabilities of SHARCS. SHARCS will provide a powerful foundation for designing and developing trustworthy, secure-by-design applications and services for the Future Internet.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 384 375

Participants (7)

STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 413 125
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 361 512,50
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 294 375
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEURASMUS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 342 375
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 50 Kmr Ee 1202A
3015 GE Rotterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
ONAPP LIMITED
Gibraltar
EU contribution
€ 443 750
Address
Montagu Pavilion, Queensway 8-10
E1 6QL Gibraltar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 545 000
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELEKTROBIT AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 321 250
Address
Am Wolfsmantel 46
91058 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)