PASS - Privacy Architectures for System Services

01/12/2008 to 30/11/2012


'The proliferation of Internet services and, perhaps unavoidably, Internet crime, has left users more vulnerable than ever before. Taken in conjunction with the expanded deployment of wireless networks and the popularity of mobile devices, this trend is exerting tremendous pressure on user security. Due to the increased likelihood of communication monitoring, the issue of electronic privacy has of late attracted considerable attention. Unfortunately, implementing privacy in personal computer systems has traditionally been the domain of the paranoid computer specialist. In order for basic privacy to become pervasive among the non-technical user base, it must imitate the usage of other successful security (and other) services. There are a number of available tools that perform data scrubbing on a per file basis. The majority of these tools treat the file as a black box. For example, they will remove cookie, history, document history, log files, and preference files. These techniques work well when the user does not care about the posterity of the data, but they cannot address more complex information scrubbing where often the only course of action is manual removal. What is needed is a systematic way of handling personally identifying information, at every level of the user’s operating environment: the operating system, the application, and the network. Our goal in this project is to investigate and implement new paradigms for implementing privacy as a system service. The privacy service should automatically sanitize user data according to some predefined user preferences. Specifically it is the goal of this project to: 1. Investigate the various design options in architectures that provide privacy services. 2. Create the infrastructure necessary for carrying out the above work. 3. Leverage both the infrastructure and the results of the research work for the training of undergraduate and graduate students and other interested parties.'

Thursday, 8 February, 2018


SMESEC project Open Call for SMEs and SME associations
SMESEC has released an open call for SMEs and SME associations in order to validate SMESEC framework and at the same time improve their systems’ security.
SMESEC is inviting SMEs to participate in the validation of the SMESEC framework. By participating you not only have influence on the evaluation of the SMESEC framework, but also improve your own company security and get up to €20.000 of funds!

Future Events

Conference on Autonomous Security Systems
02/05/2019 to 03/05/2019

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Autonomous Security Systems

An international conference to be held at the University of Zurich in Switzerland on May 2nd-3rd, 2019, aims to explore the ethical and legal aspects of autonomous systems in the security sector. Among others, autonomous systems in cybersecurity are discussed in the conference, that is co-supported by CANVAS.

Keynote speakers

Philip G. Alston, New York University and UN Special Rapporteur
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Hermeneut project at Cybertech Tel Aviv 2019

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