SafeCloud European project ended with excellent assessment

On 27 September, it took place the third and final assessment by the European Commission on the SafeCloud project. The project is a work led by INESC TEC's High-Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab). With an investment of over EUR three million, this project focuses on the area of the infrastructures in the cloud, that despite its advantages, still present several challenges of safety, privacy and integrity in the data storage and processing.

The main goal of the project is to develop specific solutions that ensure the users of cloud computing services that both the storage and the processing of data are carried out in a completely secure and private way.

According to Rui Oliveira, the SafeCloud project was a success in every sense. It was composed of a very competent and cohesive team that according to one of the evaluators, “fulfilled all the criteria with an excellent performance”. Rui Oliveira also states that the project leaves a set of results in a commercial operating phase and a considerable range of scientific and technological challenges to be followed. In particular to INESC TEC, it brought invaluable knowledge and experience in view of the cybersecurity challenges. 

The HASLab team that worked in the SafeCloud project had the participation of the following researchers: Rui Oliveira, also INESC TEC's member of the Board, Manuel Barbosa, Maria João Frade, Paulo Sérgio Almeida, José Orlando Pereira, José Manuel Valença, José Bernardo Barros, António Nestor Ribeiro, Vítor Fonte, Francisco Moura, João Tiago Paulo, Francisco Maia, Francisco Cruz, Bernardo Portela, Rogério Pontes, and also Paula Rodrigues. In addition to HASLab, INESC TEC’s Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) was also involved in the project, having the participation of João Claro, researcher of the Centre and also INESC TEC’s member of the Board.

In addition to INESC TEC, the partners of this European project included the Université of Neuchatel (Switzerland), the Technische Universität München and the Cloud & Heat GMBH (Germany), the Cybernetica AS (Estonia), the INESC-ID and the Maxdata Software (Portugal).

The SafeCloud project was developed under the research and development programme of the EU Horizon 2020, with a total budget of €3.298.988.

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