The PRACTICE project aims to:
- Provide modern and novel technologies for secure computation on encrypted data, allowing the data owners to fully utilize the economies of scale provided by cloud computing while protecting their data from cloud provider insider attacks.
- Create a secure cloud framework allowing for the realisation of advanced but practical cryptographic technologies that are integrated in virtualised environments to provide efficient and sophisticated security and privacy guarantees for users and providers of cloud-based services while reducing trust in the cloud provider to the utmost extent.
- Develop models and techniques to quantify the return on investment for security investment for the deployment of secure computation algorithms. The model will allow for computing the risk landscape associated with outsourcing data and computation, and simulate diff erent scenarios where both the investment in security and the required security level associated with the data can be changed.
- Evaluate the legal aspects related to the outsourcing of data and of computation to the cloud beyond national and European boundaries, and establish guidelines.