Proposal ID: SEP-210512918
ICCS project ID: 63106700
Role: Partner
Topic: SU-TDS-02-2018
Type of action: RIA
Call identifier: H2020-SC1-FA-DTS-2018-2020

Advanced Secure Cloud Encrypted Platform for Internationally Orchestrated Solutions in Healthcare:ASCLEPIOS

Duration in months: 36
Fixed keyword 1: Cybersecurity
Fixed keyword 2: Health services, health care research
Fixed keyword 3: eHealth
Free keywords: e-Health Security; Cloud Storage Security; EHR Protection; Trusted Computing; Attribute-Based
Encryption; Symmetric Searchable Encryption; Security Awareness

The vision of ASCLEPIOS is to maximize and fortify the trust of users on cloud-based healthcare services by developing
mechanisms for protecting both corporate and personal sensitive data. The core idea of the project is derived from two
observations. The first is based on an extensive analysis of the market on currently available cloud-based health services
that aim to preserve users’ privacy without sacrificing functionality. From this study, we observed the following: “Once data is
placed on the cloud in an unencrypted form or encrypted with a key that is known to the cloud service provider, data privacy
becomes an illusion”. The second observation is based on the consideration of the latest advancements in cryptography.
More precisely, one of the saddest but at the same time most fascinating things about cryptography is how little cryptography
we actually use. While researchers have developed many theoretical models that could enhance the security level of
healthcare services, only a rudimentary set of techniques are currently in use. ASCLEPIOS is addressing these limitations
by utilizing several modern cryptographic approaches to build a cloud-based eHealth framework that protects users’ privacy
and prevents both internal and external attacks. ASCLEPIOS also offers the ability to users to verify the integrity of their
medical devices prior using them while at the same time receiving certain guarantees about the trustworthiness of their cloud
service provider. Furthermore, ASCLEPIOS offers a novel solution through which healthcare practitioners and medical
researchers are able to calculate statistics on medical data in a privacy-preserving way. Finally, a list of activities with the
aim to raise security awareness within the healthcare industry will be organized by project. All these results will be
showcased by three real-life near production quality demonstrators provided by ASCLEPIOS healthcare partners, involving
three leading European hospitals

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