Winners of the App Competition
The evaluation procedure of the proposals submitted by innovators across Europe for the Privacy via IT Security App Competition of the MAPPING Project has finished and we are pleased to announce the three winners of the MAPPING App Competition:
A collaboration between the Secure Systems Group at Aalto University and the System Security Lab at Technische Universität Darmstadt
How secure is your data in the cloud? To mitigate the risks of a cloud data breach or insider threat, various solutions encrypt data on-device before uploading it. But then how do you decrypt this data on a different device or share it with a friend? Deriving keys from the user's password is insecure. OmniShare solves this problem by combining strong client-side encryption with secure yet intuitive key distribution mechanisms. Secure cloud storage just became usable!
MIA - My Identity App
CloudRAID for iOS
The Hasso Plattner (HPI) at the University of Potsdam is Germany’s university excellence center for IT-Systems Engineering.
„CloudRAID for iOS” aims to be a trustworthy, transparently designed app for all iOS devices. It utilizes the large amount of affordable storage resources in clouds to store private or confidential data of end users. Therefore, the cryptographic keys always remain on the device. Hence, neither storage providers nor our meta data server is capable of reading any file contents. The meta data server’s role is synchronization across multiple devices or sharing with other users of the system.
The technical core is based on strong hybrid encryption, i.e. file contents are encrypted symmetrically and encryption keys are protected by asymmetric encryption. In addition, the distribution of the fragmented file across a hybrid cloud setup enhances all major data security aspects dramatically: confidentiality, availability, and integrity. Each cloud storage provider will only preserve part of the original file and the software can chose a subset of the fragments for reconstruction.