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From Real-world Identities to Privacy-preserving and Attribute-based CREDentials for Device-centric Access Control

Objective

ReCRED’s ultimate goal is to promote the user’s personal mobile device to the role of a unified authentication and authorization proxy towards the digital world. ReCRED adopts an incrementally deployable strategy in two complementary directions: extensibility in the type and nature of supported stakeholders and services (from local access control to online service access), as well as flexibility and extensibility in the set of supported authentication and access control techniques; from widely established and traditional ones to emerging authentication and authorization protocols as well as cryptographically advanced attribute-based access control approaches. Simplicity, usability, and users privacy is accomplished by: i) hiding inside the device all the complexity involved in the aggregation and management of multiple digital identifiers and access control attribute credentials, as well as the relevant interaction with the network infrastructure and with identity consolidation services; ii) integrating in the device support for widespread identity management standards and their necessary extensions; and iii) controlling the exposure of user credentials to third party service providers. ReCRED addresses key security and privacy issues such as resilience to device loss, theft and impersonation, via a combination of: i) local user-to-device and remote device-to-service secure authentication mechanisms; ii) multi-factor authentication mechanisms based on behavioral and physiological user signatures not bound to the device; iii) usable identity management and privacy awareness tools; iv) usable tools that offer the ability for complex reasoning of authorization policies through advanced learning techniques. ReCRED’s viability will be assessed via four large-scale realistic pilots in real-world operational environments. The pilots will demonstrate the integration of the developed components and their suitability for end-users, so as to show their TRL7 readiness.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/access control

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
Address
Gr. Lampraki 122
185 32 Piraeus
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 514 898,50

Participants (11)

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 491 314,25
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERIZON NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 524 170,50
Address
Hje Wenckebachweg 123
1096 AM Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CERTSIGN SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 487 375
Address
Sos Oltenitei 107A Sector 4
041303 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WEDIA LIMITED
Greece
EU contribution
€ 452 418,75
Address
385 Irakleiou Ave
141 22 N Irakleio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXUS SOFTWARE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 365 750
Address
4 Felstead Gardens Cubitt Town
E14 3BS London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UPCOM BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 427 875
Address
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 16
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DE PRODUCTIZERS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 192 062,50
Address
Beatrixplantsoen 15
2481AW Woubrugge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 516 127,50
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 430 250
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 437 500
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A
43124 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STUDIO PROFESSIONALE ASSOCIATO A BAKER & MCKENZIE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
Piazza Filippo Meda 3
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)