In this video we explain in simple words how the technology of “secret sharing” developed within PRISMACLOUD can help citizens to safely store and share their data in the cloud. A citizen can save an electronic document in the cloud, for example a photo, and this document will be transformed into multiple parts, where none of them will contain a single piece of information and these parts are then stored with different cloud providers. In that case none of the cloud providers has access to the document but only the authorized person. In case of fraud or a cloud provider crashes, citizens are not in danger and won’t be lost.
PRISMACLOUD is a EU funded research project developing the next generation of cloud security technologies. The project brings novel cryptographic concepts and methods to practical application to improve the security and privacy of cloud based services and make them usable for providers and users.
The main idea and ambition of PRISMACLOUD is to enable end-to-end security for cloud users and provide tools to protect their privacy with the best technical means possible - by cryptography.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 644962.