Secure Hardware-Software Architectures for Robust Computing Systems (SHARCS)

Developing new security paradigms, architectures, and software, for more secure and trustworthy ICT systems and services has clear social, scientific, and market motivation. This motivation is becoming stronger due to the changing threat landscape; over the past decade we are witnessing an ever-increasing amount of cyberattacks on the Internet. We believe that to advance the field of cybersecurity, we must act proactively and in synergy, instead of being reactive to cyberattacks. We propose SHARCS, a framework for designing, building and demonstrating secure-by-design applications and services, that achieve end-to-end security for their users. SHARCS will achieve this by systematically analyzing and extending, as necessary, the hardware and software layers in a computing system. This holistic approach is necessary, as no system can truly be secure unless every layer is secured, starting from the lowest one. We will measure the effectiveness of the SHARCS framework by using it on a diverse set of security-critical, real-word applications. The applications have been chosen from three different domains, medical, cloud and automotive, to demonstrate the platform independence capabilities of SHARCS. SHARCS will provide a powerful foundation for designing and developing trustworthy, secure-by-design applications and services for the Future Internet.

Participants

Ioannis Sourdis (contact)

Docent at Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Engineering (Chalmers)

Collaborations

Elektrobit Automotive

Erlangen, Germany

IBM Israel - Science and Technology

Petach Tikva, Israel

Neurasmus

Rotterdam, Netherlands

New Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)

Heraklion, Greece

OnApp

Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Stichting VU-VUmc

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Braunschweig, Germany

Funding

EC, Horizon 2020

Funding years 2015–2018

More information

Project Web Page

www.sharcs-project.eu

Latest update

2015-09-13