When the software industry discusses about software integrity, the main focus is on the protection of static software modules (e.g., by verifying the signature of their originator). In contrast, dynamic software authentication in real-time during execution is a known problem without a satisfactory solution. Specifically, how to ensure that a trusted code base (i.e., the software as was specified and implemented) is running on an untrusted machine at all times and that the original code functionality has not been modified prior to or during run-time, is an open research challenge.This project will investigate both all-in-software and hardware-assisted novel methodologies in order to solve the problem mentioned above by employing a trusted logic component on an untrusted machine that in turn authenticates its operation continuously during run-time. The method assures a remote entrusting component so that if the authentication is successful, then the original software functionality is properly executed on the untrusted machine.By providing a more software-based, cost-effective infrastructure to trust the RE-TRUST project will have a major impact on the security R&D landscape and potentially a major long-term impact on business and commercial applications, like e-commerce and e-government.The RE-TRUST project aims at a providing a successful solution to the central issues of digital right management (DRM), data privacy in Grid computing, and protection of networks and servers. The realization of the proposed objective poses major scientific and engineering challenges of an interdisciplinary nature:- SW engineering,- cryptography,- security protocols,- operating systems,- network protocols and- smart cards.Thus, a high quality academic and industrial consortium has been assembled, accordingly.
ST. PETERSBURG INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATICS AND AUTOMATION OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Dipartimento di Automatica Informatica
MESHADPTIVE HOME WIRELENESS NETS - MEADOW, (2005-2008) - Responsabile Scientifico
Nationally funded research - FAR
POLITECNICO DI TORINO - AMMINISTRAZIONE CENTRALE
CONSOFT SISTEMI SPA
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT
C.N.R. - CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
MOTOROLA ELECTRONICS S.p.A.
MIUR MINISTERO ISTRUZIONE UNIVERSITÀ E RICERCA
ALTO SISTEMI S.R.L.
Dipartimento di Automatica Informatica
Dipartimento di Elettronica
Definizione e implementazione prototipale di un'architettura flessibile ed efficiente per il monitoraggio del traffico di rete, (2004-2006) - Responsabile Scientifico
Nationally funded research - PRIN
Definition and prototypal implementation of a flexible and efficient architecture for network traffic monitoring
The E-NEXT Network of Excellence targets a key area of Information Society Technologies, namely computer networking. Framework Programme 6 aims to develop the technological basis and the people-skills necessary to deliver the promise of the information revolution - new audio-visual services and products, electronic delivery of business, health, education, entertainment, government, science and so on - and this will fundamentally impact every aspect of life and work. The delivery of all of these e-endeavours depends entirely on computer networks.E-NEXT aims to integrate a critical mass of expertise and to re-structure research practice such that Europe can take a lead in computer networking and act as a world force in this area. The main objectives of this NoE will be: the development of a virtual research centre to integrate the world-class research of the members and to stimulate the exchange of personnel, the education and training of personnel inside and outside the network, the dissemination of research results and in general the spreading of excellence, and the stimulation of innovation by appropriate technology transfer into existing and new companies, both large and small.E-NEXT will achieve these objectives through its management structure consisting of network and country coordination committees, and six workpackages: network coordination, joint research, integration and training, distributed work environment, spreading excellence, and dissemination. E-NEXT is targeted at line 3.1.8 in the First Call for proposals, Networked Audio-Visual Systems and HomePlatforms. This line aims to 'support the innovation and development of technologies for end-to-end interoperable audio-visual networks, services and applications'. E-NEXT will make a major contribution to these aims, as well as potentially contributing to other areas of IST, for example to Broadband for All, and to Research Networking.
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
THE UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
FACULDADE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
ERICSSON MAGYARORSZAG KOMMUNIKACIOS RENSZEREK K.F.T.
HASKOLINN I REYKJAVIK
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
PORTUGAL TELECOM INOVACAO, S.A.
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PISA
TAMPEREEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO
BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CAROLO-WILHELMINA ZU BRAUNSCHWEIG
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
UNIVERSITE PARIS VI
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER L'INFORMATICA C.I.N.I.
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
MICROSOFT RESEARCH LIMITED
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DARMSTADT
INTEL CORPORATION (UK) LIMITED
THALES COMMUNICATIONS SA
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA W KRAKOWIE
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
FTW FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM TELEKOMMUNIKATION WIEN BETRIEBS-GMBH
ADETTI - ASSOCIACAO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DAS TELECOMUNICACOES E TECNICAS DE INFORMATICA
SICS, SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AB
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.