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A Holistic Data Privacy and Security by Design Platform-as-a-Service Framework Introducing Distributed Encrypted Persistence in Cloud-based Applications

Objective

The vision of PaaSword is to maximize and fortify the trust of individual, professional and corporate customers to Cloud -enabled services and applications, to safeguard both corporate and personal sensitive data stored on Cloud infrastructures and Cloud-based storage services, and to accelerate the adoption of Cloud computing technologies and paradigm shift from the European industry. Thus, PaaSword will introduce a holistic data privacy and security by design framework enhanced by sophisticated context-aware policy access models and robust policy access, decision, enforcement and governance mechanisms, which will enable the implementation of secure and transparent Cloud-based applications and services that will maintain a fully distributed and totally encrypted data persistence layer, and, thus, will foster customers' data protection, integrity and confidentiality, even in the case wherein there is no control over the underlying third-party Cloud resources utilized.
In particular, PaaSword intends not only to adopt the CSA Cloud security principles, but also to extend them by capitalizing on recent innovations on (a) distributed encryption and virtual database middleware technologies that introduce a scalable secure Cloud database abstraction layer combined with sophisticated distribution and encryption methods into the processing and querying of data stored in the Cloud; (b) context-aware access control that incorporate the dynamically changing contextual information into novel group policies implementing configurable context-based access control policies and context-dependent access rights to the stored data at various different levels; and (c) policy governance, modelling and annotation techniques that allows application developers to specify an appropriate level of protection for the application’s data, while the evaluation of whether an incoming request should be granted access to the target data takes dynamically place during application runtime.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/access control
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CAS SOFTWARE AG
Address
Cas Weg 1-5
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 641 875

Participants (9)

RISE SICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 617 750
Address
Po Box 1263
164 29 Kista
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 636 700
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 322 750
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 615 000
Address
Rue Nicolas Bove 2B
1253 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KENTRO EREVNON NOTIOANATOLIKIS EVROPIS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 325 000
Address
Proxenou Koromila 24
54622 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIXSQ SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenue De France 6
1202 Geneve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GIOUMPITEK MELETI SCHEDIASMOS YLOPOIISI KAI POLISI ERGON PLIROFORIKIS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 325 000
Address
Mithridatou 36-38
11632 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 235 000
Address
Bdul Preciziei 24 Imobil H3 Etaj 3-5 Sector 6
062204 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINGULARLOGIC CYPRUS LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 265 500
Address
Kyrillou Loukareos 70
4156 Kato Polemidia Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)