DPSP Cluster - A Portfolio of Cloud Security



The Digital Single Market (DSM) in Europe is an unprecedented opportunity to create one of the biggest digital marketplaces in the world. Cloud, the Internet of Things, 5G and big data are the building blocks for the marketplace helping to create innovation hubs where Europe’s 23 million SMEs can thrive and grow.

In the era of digitalisation and in a hyper-connected global economy, cloud computing is an enabler in many industry sectors, from retail and smart manufacturing to smart agriculture and digital health. Cloud gives life-breathing properties to the many companies with no in-house IT administrator or skills to set up and manage servers and software, allowing them to scale up as their business grows. For medium-sized firms migration of new applications to the cloud can benefit from rapid upgrade cycles and low capital costs.

The challenge for Europe is to ensure it retains its leadership position in research and innovation by enabling a new wave of cloud computing fit for mission-critical applications and based on security-by-design approaches. New capabilities and greater attention to data protection and privacy not only mean more business innovation as more organisations process and store sensitive data on the cloud, but also ensure compliance with new EU regulations.

What’s more, digital trade is crucial for nearly all firms, from large multinationals to small businesses, that rely on online platforms to connect and trade with customers around the world. This makes trust instrumental for a safe and reliable free flow of data (whether personal data or not).

A lot of innovation coming from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and specifically through the Cluster on Data Protection, Security and Privacy, which is also addressing the challenges around the free flow of data within the Digital Single Market. This includes bringing to market reliable technologies and legal instruments which are necessary for allowing cloud service providers and their users (e.g., undertakings, public authorities, natural persons) to transfer data in the cloud environment.

The services and solutions presented in this document are the results from the cluster, as we welcome a new wave of cloud computing with a greater shift towards migrating complex applications to the cloud and a growing number of multi-cloud environments.

Encryption, security management of multi-cloud applications, compliance to privacy regulations, secure data storage are all areas addressed by these projects, which target stakeholders across the European market such as small businesses, large enterprise, public authorities and government.

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Innovative security-enabling techniques, attack-tolerant system and new architectures for secure delivery in the cloud.

CREDENTIAL - Secure Cloud Identity Wallet

End-to-end security and improved privacy for cloud based identity management and data sharing services.

ESCUDO-CLOUD - Enforceable Security in the Cloud to Uphold Data Ownership

Effective and deployable solutions allowing data owners to maintain control over their data when relying on Cloud Providers for data management.

MUSA - MUlti-cloud Secure Applications

Ensuring security in all multi-cloud environments; Agile and DevOps security.


OPERANDO – Online Privacy Enforcement, Rights Assurance and Optimization

A platform offering comprehensive user privacy enforcement with Privacy Authority Online Service.



A Holistic Data Privacy and Security by Design Platform-as-a Service Framework Introducing Distributed Encrypted Persistence in Cloud-based Applications

PRISMACLOUD – Privacy and Security Maintaining Services in the Cloud

Novel cryptographic concepts and methods to practical applica- tion to improve the security and privacy of cloud based services. 


SecureCloud - Secure Big Data Processing in Untrusted Clouds

Addressing con dentiality, integrity and availability of cloud applications by means of security extensions
of commodity CPUs.


SERECA - Secure Enclaves for REactive Cloud Applications

Improving cloud security for interactive, latency-sensitive applications by seamlessly integrating security extensions of COTS CPUs.


SWITCH - Software Workbench for Interactive, Time Critical and Highly self-adaptive Cloud applications

Enabling the development and execution of time critical applications in Clouds.