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PRIvacy and Security MAintaining services in the CLOUD

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.

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Address

Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien

Austria

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EU Contribution

€ 1 267 875

Participants (15)

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ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 526 250

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 747 733,75

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 576 150

ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 446 875

Fondazione Centro San Raffaele

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 226 750

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 869 375

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 765 625

INTEROUTE S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 321 625

KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 374 625

LOMBARDIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 403 750

MIKROPLAN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 182 500

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 288 687,50

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

UNIVERSITAT PASSAU

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 589 875

XITRUST SECURE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 395 312,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644962

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 July 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 381 952,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 983 008,75

Coordinated by:

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria