Date: 1 November 2009 - 31 October 2012
Project leader: Felix Reed-Tsochas, Sadie Creese, Michael Goldsmith
The SATURN project provided information and advice about Critical Network Infrastructures (CNI), to provide resilience and reliability to the CNI in the presence of failures and possible attacks. The project used predictive models (developed by Oxford) to analyse techniques that mitigate the risks to the CNI, in order to devleop risk mitigation plans.
Date: 1 September 2010 - 31 August 2013
Project leader: Andrew Martin, Ivan Flechais
The webinos project worked to define and deliver an Open Source Platform and software components for the Future Internet in the form of web runtime extensions, to enable web applications and services to be used and shared consistently and securely over a broad spectrum of converged and connected devices, including mobile, PC, home media (TV) and in-car units.
Ethical Privacy Guidelines for Mobile Connectivity Measurements
Date: 1 May 2013 - 31 August 2013
Project leader: Ian Brown
This project developed concrete guidance with regards to privacy and data protection for researchers using Internet measurement tools for mobile phones in a usable and understandable format. The report is available for download here.
Digital Personhood: Being There: Humans and Robots in Public Spaces (HARPS)
Date: 1 October 2013 - 30 September 2013
Project leader: Ian Brown
This project considers the challenges of having robot proxies in public spaces. It will conduct experiments exploring trust in shared social settings, and develop a framework for understanding the impact of privacy / anonymity in human-robot interactions.
Date: 1 October 2010 - 30 September 2013
Project leader: Andrew Martin
TClouds worked to develop an advanced cloud infrastructure that can deliver computing and storage that achieves a new level of security, privacy, and resilience yet is cost-efficient, simple, and scalable. It worked to change the perceptions of cloud computing by demonstrating the prototype infrastructure in socially significant application areas: energy and healthcare.
Trust Domains – A framework for modelling and designing e-service infrastructures for controlled sharing of information
Date: 1 April 2011 - 31 March 2014
Project leader: Andrew Martin
Ensuring flows of information to the right people over multiple collaborating organisations is becoming increasingly important for both business and government. There are, however, trade-offs between the productivity and functional gains from sharing information, on the one hand, and the risks of leakage and opening up IT systems, on the other. Recent developments in trusted computing and virtualization can address these trade offs in a flexible manner, as they allow for the creation of policy controlled IT systems with configurable security properties. Collaborative, secure sharing solutions can be realized through the creation of dynamic 'Trust Domains' -- a notion that we propose to explore at and between all levels of the policy-service-infrastructure stack -- that enforce information flow and configuration policies. We created a customer-driven project starting from examples of information sharing within police forces and agencies they work with. Based on a practical understanding of the required flows and policies, we developed an abstract framework for qualifying types of and flows of information and a corresponding model of the associated risks. This allows process owners to describe their requirements and concerns. We researched how to qualify and map information flows to Trust Domain configurations, derived guidelines and templates for supporting solution architects in building IT services, and extended our set of analytics and modelling tools to help stakeholders gain an understanding of the risks associated with information flows and enforcement mechanisms.There are business opportunities for creating and operating new e-services with enhanced trust and security properties based on new methodologies and toolsets. The framework we created takes a business-driven approach to risk, trust and security and covers aspects of process and system analysis, design, configuration, security policy, human roles, and operational management. We create a value proposition by having the models, tools and methodologies that allows us to bridge the current gap between business level risk and system configuration and policy design. Hence mapping service needs onto trusted platforms, domains, and infrastructure. The project complements and expands ongoing, TSB-funded work on trust economics as well as on complexity, risk, and resilience management pioneered and exploited by HP's UK Enterprise Services. Both HP Enterprise Services and HP Labs, Bristol believe that bridging high-level incentive models and systems design for trust domains would be a unique global differentiator, not only aligned with US-NITRD 'game-changing' themes, but ahead of them in suggesting an integrated approach. The academic components of this project contributed the following developments in support of this programme: - The concept of Trust Domain, at and between the various levels of the socio-technical system stack (policy-service-infrastructure); - Mathematical systems modelling technologies to support tools and methodologies for reasoning about the properties, dynamics, and applications of the Trust Domain concept; - A thorough taxonomy of technical, design, and architectural properties which give rise to different trust characteristics in deployed services; - Modelling the quality of trust and expectations among components, to the extent of being able to make a meaningful comparison of solutions based on different architectural paradigms, within a given context.Targeted market: intra-corporate and intra-governmental data centres and 'clouds' whose stringent information flow control requirements cannot be met by today's providers.
Future Home Networks and Services
Date: 1 May 2011 - 31 May 2014
Project leader: Ian Brown, Andrew Martin
This project addressed home network and service security by researching and developing security frameworks for sharing between networks and devices, protocols to connect devices with cloud services, and security analysis of remote management systems.
Framework for Responsible Research & Innovation in ICT (FRRIICT)
Date: 1 September 2011 - 31 August 2014
Project leader: Marina Jirotka
This project built a researcher network focussed upon ethical issues in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) through a baseline study to understand and analyse current perceptions of ethics in ICT. This was done by interviewing a representative cross-section of the ICT community, starting with the participants in the “The Next Decade” event.