AppFlow: Putting Information Flow Control to Work
Research Project

Do we have control of what ubiquitous software applications (apps) really do with the data underlying our digital lives? The answer is a resounding "no": current security mechanisms largely focus on access control and fail to track how information is manipulated by applications once access has been granted. Information flow tracking offers the promise of controlling what the apps do with our data. Yet while a large body of formal concepts has been developed, a crucial step of techniques and tools for practical programming languages and applications is missing for the promise of information flow to be fulfilled.

AppFlow´s primary mission is to put information flow control to work and bridge the gap between the theory and practice of information control. 

Participants

David Sands (contact)

Professor vid Software Technology (Chalmers)

Niklas Broberg

Tekniklektor vid Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Information Security

Alejandro Russo

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Information Security

Andrei Sabelfeld

Professor vid Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Information Security

Funding

Swedish Research Council (VR)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2018 with 12,000,000.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Information and Communication Technology

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2018-02-14