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City University London wins European Union grant for Cloud security research

Professor George Spanoudakis to lead international team into Cloud security
by John Stevenson

Keyboard George SpanoudakisThe Software Engineering Group at City University London's School of Informatics, has won a new EU research grant, named CUMULUS (Certification Infrastructure for MUlti-Layer cloUd Services), to develop new models for the assessment and certification of security in the infrastructure, platform and software services of Cloud platforms.

The research will also investigate the legal aspects of Cloud certification in collaboration with the City Law School.

The €3m project will run from October 2012 to September 2015, and provide funding in excess of €380k for City.

According to Prof George Spanoudakis, the principal investigator of the City team and technical coordinator of the whole project:

"Research into the certification of Cloud security services is extremely timely and significant as it addresses increasing public concerns regarding the confidentiality, integrity and privacy of data held in fast-spreading Cloud environments. City is proud to be part of an international team of excellent research institutions and industrial partners across Europe which will carry out a research programme to influence cloud security certification technology and make significant contributions to standards."

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