PRISMACLOUD Tools: A cryptographic toolbox for increasing security in cloud services

Title

PRISMACLOUD Tools: A cryptographic toolbox for increasing security in cloud services

Authors

Thomas Loruenser (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology), Daniel Slamanig (IAIK, Graz University of Technology), Thomas Länger (UNIL University of Lausanne) and Henrich Poehls (Institute of IT-Security and Security Law, University of Passau)

Abstract 

The EC Horizon 2020 project PRISMACLOUD aims at cryptographically addressing several severe risks threatening end user security and privacy in current cloud settings. This shall be achieved by the provision of a reusable toolbox encapsulating cryptographic functionality from which dependably secure cloud services can be assembled. In order to provide a tangible abstraction of the complexity involved with the construction of cryptographically secured cloud services, we introduce the fourlayer PRISMACLOUD architecture. Top down, it consists of a use cases (application) layer, a services layer, a tools layer, and a cryptographic primitives and protocols layer. In this paper we provide a detailed description of the PRISMACLOUD tools in terms of functional components, as well as how they interact to provide the desired security functionality. We also briefly describe the cutting-edge cryptographic primitives which are encompassed by the tools. Both the toolbox and the cryptographic primitives and protocols are being currently developed and will be provided as reference implementation by project end in July 2018. 

Venue

11th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Identity Management in the Cloud (ARES SECPID 2016)

Place and Date

Salzburg, Austria, 31 August - 2 September 2016

Bibtex

@inproceedings{Loruenser_et_al_SECPID16,
   Author    = {Thomas Lorünser and Daniel Slamanig and Thomas Länger and  Henrich C. Pöhls},
   Title     = {{PRISMACLOUD Tools: A Cryptographic Toolbox for Increasing Security in Cloud Services}},
   Booktitle = {{Proc. of the Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Identity Management in the Cloud
to be held at the 11th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES SECPID 2016)}},
   Editors   = {},
   Year      = {2016}, 
   Month     = {August},
   Publisher = {Conference Publishing Services (CPS)},
   note = {This is a pre-print.},
 Url = {https://web.sec.uni-passau.de/papers/2016_LoruenserSlamanigLaengerPoehls_PRISMCLOUD-Architecture_SECPID_ARES.pdf}, 
   Tags = {prismacloud}
}