Towards a New Paradigm for Privacy and Security in Cloud Services

  • Thomas Lorünser
  • Charles Bastos Rodriguez
  • Denise Demirel
  • Simone Fischer-Hübner
  • Thomas Groß
  • Thomas Länger
  • Mathieu des Noes
  • Henrich C. Pöhls
  • Boris Rozenberg
  • Daniel Slamanig
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 530)


The market for cloud computing can be considered as the major growth area in ICT. However, big companies and public authorities are reluctant to entrust their most sensitive data to external parties for storage and processing. The reason for their hesitation is clear: There exist no satisfactory approaches to adequately protect the data during its lifetime in the cloud. The EU Project Prismacloud (Horizon 2020 programme; duration 2/2015–7/2018) addresses these challenges and yields a portfolio of novel technologies to build security enabled cloud services, guaranteeing the required security with the strongest notion possible, namely by means of cryptography. We present a new approach towards a next generation of security and privacy enabled services to be deployed in only partially trusted cloud infrastructures.


Cloud Computing Cloud Service Secret Sharing Service Composition Cloud Provider 
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This work has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 644962.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Lorünser
    • 1
  • Charles Bastos Rodriguez
    • 2
  • Denise Demirel
    • 3
  • Simone Fischer-Hübner
    • 4
  • Thomas Groß
    • 5
  • Thomas Länger
    • 6
  • Mathieu des Noes
    • 7
  • Henrich C. Pöhls
    • 8
  • Boris Rozenberg
    • 9
  • Daniel Slamanig
    • 10
  1. 1.AIT Austrian Institute of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.ATOS Spain S.A.MadridSpain
  3. 3.Technische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  4. 4.Karlstad UniversityKarlstadSweden
  5. 5.Newcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  6. 6.University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  7. 7.Commissariat á l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternativesGrenobleFrance
  8. 8.University of PassauPassauGermany
  9. 9.IBM Haifa Research LabHaifaIsrael
  10. 10.Graz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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