PRISMACLOUD – Privacy and Security Maintaining Services in the Cloud

Daniel Slamanig, Agi Karyda, Thomas Lorünser*

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The EU Horizon 2020 PRISMACLOUD research project is dedicated to enabling secure and trustworthy cloud-based services by improving and adopting novel tools from cryptographic research.

Cloud computing is seen as a major growth area in ICT, with a 2013 forecast from International Data Corporation predicting that worldwide spending on public cloud services will exceed USD $107 billion in 2017. Despite these predictions, the practical adoption of cloud computing technologies may be greatly hindered by inadequate security and privacy protection. Some fundamental properties of (public) cloud computing, such as being an open platform, its anytime and anywhere accessibility, as well as the intrinsic multi-tenancy, introduce new security threats, leading to tremendous risk for personal and sensitive data. Studies from the EU Agency for Network and Information security (ENISA) show that security and privacy concerns represent major stumbling blocks for cloud adoption within European industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-46
JournalERCIM News
Issue number104
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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