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PRIvacy and Security MAintaining services in the CLOUD

Objective

With a current volume of over USD 100 billion and annual growth rates of over 10%, the world-wide market for cloud computing can be considered as the major growth area in ICT. However, big companies and public authorities are reluctant to entrust their most sensitive data to external parties for storage and processing. The reason for their hesitation is clear: There exist no satisfactory approaches to adequately protect the data during its lifetime in the cloud. PRISMACLOUD addresses these challenges and yields a portfolio of novel security enabled cloud services, guaranteeing the required security for sensitive data in the cloud.
Techniques for outsourcing computation with verifiable correctness and authenticity-preservation allow to securely delegate computations to cloud providers. A distributed multi-cloud data storage architecture shares data among several cloud providers and improves security and availability. Dynamically updating shares by means of novel techniques avoids vendor lock-in, preserves data authenticity, facilitates long term privacy and promotes a dynamic cloud provider market. Claims about the secure connection and configuration of the virtualized cloud infrastructures and properties of cloud topologies are verifiable by means of cryptographic techniques. User privacy issues are addressed by data minimization and anonymization technologies due to the application of privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques. As feasibility proof, three use cases from the fields of SmartCity, e-Government, and e-Health, will be implemented and evaluated by the project participants.
The PRISMACLOUD work program is complemented with activities addressing secure user interfaces, secure service composition, secure implementation in software and hardware, security certification, and an impact analysis from an end-user view. In order to converge with the European Cloud Computing Strategy, a strategy for the dissemination of results into standards is developed.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 267 875

Participants (15)

ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 526 250
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 747 733,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 576 150
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 446 875
Address
Calle Tres Forques 147
46014 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO SAN RAFFAELE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 226 750
Address
Via Olgettina 60
20132 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 869 375
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 765 625
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTEROUTE S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 321 625
Address
Via Cornelia 498
00166 Rome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 374 625
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AZIENDA REGIONALE PER L'INNOVAZIONEE GLI ACQUISTI S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 403 750
Address
Via Torquato Taramelli 26
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MIKROPLAN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 182 500
Address
Berner Strasse 38
60437 Frankfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 288 687,50
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT PASSAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 589 875
Address
Innstrasse 41
94032 Passau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
XITRUST SECURE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 395 312,50
Address
Grazbachgasse 67
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)