Next SSL Seminar will take place on Thursday, March 23rd at 1.30pm in room B011-B013.
Nicolas Anciaux (Inria Saclay) will give a presentation entitled “A new Approach for the Secure Personal Cloud”
In the current Web model, individuals delegate the management of their data to online applications, each storing and exploiting the data into their own Web data silo. No concrete guarantee is offered to the individual regarding the usage and dissemination of their personal information, which often lack of transparency and depend on the underlying business models. An economical and political consensus emerges today to reestablish the control of the individuals on their data and improve trust. The current centralized approach seems by essence incapable of closing the gap. The PETRUS team addresses this issue through the paradigm of the “Personal Cloud”, where individuals manage their digital life on a personal platform under control. Our research investigates secure architectures for the personal cloud, new adminstration and data sharing models, secure data management techniques based on secure hardware and societal questions around data privacy from a multi-disciplinary angle.
Nicolas Anciaux is a researcher at Inria, head of the PETRUS project which focuses on the PErsonal and TRUSted cloud. Nicolas research interests lie in the area of data management on specific hardware architecture, and more precisely on secure chips and embedded systems.
He proposes architectures using secure hardware and data structures and algorithms to manage personal data with strong privacy guarantees using tamper resistant hradware. He is a co-designer of PlugDB (https://project.inria.fr/plugdb/), a secure and personal database device. He also studies the link between individuals’ empowerment and privacy in the context of multi-disciplinary research activities, bringing together economists, jurists and computer scientists.