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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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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)

MONTIMAGE EURL
France
EU contribution
€ 535 250
Address
Rue Bobillot 39
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AKKA INFORMATIQUE ET SYSTEMES
France
EU contribution
€ 601 562,50
Address
892 Rue Yves Kermen
92300 Boulogne Billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 288 250
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OFFIS EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 395 312,50
Address
Escherweg 2
26121 Oldenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRUST-IT SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 309 062,50
Address
Chase Side 42 Chase Green House
EN2 6NF Enfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES SERVICES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 542 758,18
Address
Rue Grange Dame Rose 20-22
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 480 945,52
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophiatech
06410 Biot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 316 968,75
Address
Egham Hill University Of London
TW20 0EX Egham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO CLINIC PER A LA RECERCA BIOMEDICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 119 687,50
Address
Carrer Rossello 149
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations