SecureCloud addresses the confidentiality, integrity and availability of applications executed in the cloud. Data at rest or in transit on the network is already nowadays protected by encryption. The main problem that we face is how to ensure the confidentiality of data while being processed. Our approach is based on upcoming hardware extensions of commodity CPUs.
Our end users are those who need to process massive amounts of data in a timely and secure fashion. The project focuses on the power grid domain.
Hardware extensions of commodity CPUs are not easy to use. A large fraction of application developers lacks the skills that are needed to fully exploit them. SecureCloud makes CPU extensions readily available via a pre-packaged container. By doing so, SecureCloud enables developers to deploy their applications in a secure way at no extra cost.
End users will be protected even from attacks launched by privileged users.