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A FRAMEWORK FOR USER CENTRED PRIVACY AND SECURITY IN THE CLOUD

A FRAMEWORK FOR USER CENTRED PRIVACY AND SECURITY IN THE CLOUD

Objective

Although cloud computing offers many benefits, security issues such as confidentiality and privacy are still major concerns to those intending to migrate to the cloud. Traditional cloud security has been based on assurance to customers that cloud providers follow sound security practices. As a result, current security mechanisms are commonly located within the cloud platform, hence compelling customers to trust cloud providers. However, customers might be reluctant to outsource sensitive data due to lack of control over data storage and management. To reach its full potential, cloud computing needs solid security mechanisms that enhance trust in cloud computing by allowing cloud customers to have a greater control over the security and privacy of their data. Moreover, it is also necessary to consider countermeasures to ensure that vulnerabilities or attacks do not have a negative impact on cloud security and that applications continue to operate and provide a good level of service even during an attack.

The main objective of CLARUS is to enhance trust in cloud computing services by developing a secure framework for the storage and processing of data outsourced to the cloud that allows end users to monitor, audit and retain control of the stored data without impairing the functionality and cost-saving benefits of cloud services. The CLARUS solution will provide the end user with a dedicated proxy located in a trusted domain implementing security and privacy features towards the cloud provider. The proxy is intended to be deployed within the client computer, in a server within the user’s domain, in an edge device (e.g. a router), or in any other location trusted by the user. CLARUS will also provide a set of security auditing services enabling the user to supervise the security operations performed by the CLARUS framework as well as other trust-enhancing features.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Address

Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 603 750,55

Participants (9)

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MONTIMAGE EURL

France

EU Contribution

€ 535 250

AKKA INFORMATIQUE ET SYSTEMES

France

EU Contribution

€ 601 562,50

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 288 250

OFFIS EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 395 312,50

TRUST-IT SERVICES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 309 062,50

THALES SERVICES SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 542 758,18

EURECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 480 945,52

ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 316 968,75

FUNDACIO CLINIC PER A LA RECERCA BIOMEDICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 119 687,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644024

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 193 548

  • EU contribution

    € 4 193 548

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Spain