A Dropbox-like Secure Cloud System based on SEcube™
Riferimenti PAOLO ERNESTO PRINETTO
Riferimenti esterni Gianluca ROASCIO (CINI Cybersecurity National Laboratory)
Nicolò MAUNERO (CINI Cybersecurity National Laboratory)
Antonio VARRIALE (Blu5 Labs Ltd)
Gruppi di ricerca GR-21 - TESTGROUP - TESTGROUP
Tipo tesi EXPERIMENTAL THESIS
SEcube™ is a combination of three main cores in a 3D single-chip design. Low-power ARM Cortex-M4 processor, a flexible and fast Field-Programmable-Gate-Array (FPGA), and an EAL5+ certified Security Controller (SmartCard) are embedded in an extremely compact package. This makes it a unique security environment where each function can be optimized, executed, and verified on its proper hardware device. Leveraging the SEcube™, it is possible to virtualize and maintain secure filesystems, protecting sensible data and application, that can only be accessed through by means of firewalls: stored data is strongly encrypted and digitally signed, and is accessible only from trusted third-parties’ application. Without the SEcube™ device (which can be as little as a microSD card) and its password, not even the structure of the filesystem itself is accessible.
The thesis aims at developing an innovative Windows wrapper for a Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE), comprising also anmemory security firewall, resorting to the hardware built-in capabilities, and the software libraries, of the SEcube™. The system developed will then be combined with a file-sharing system (e.g., Dropbox) to deliver a powerful secure and reliable cloud system.
During this thesis, the candidate will learn how to approach to middleware and SDKs for microcontrollers, how to deal with file systems and low-level data protection, and will gain an in-depth knowledge about cybersecurity primitives and methods and network-based communication.
The thesis activities will be carried out in collaboration with:
- Blu5 Labs Ltd (Malta)
- CINI Cybersecurity National Laboratory
Note Number of required Students: 1 or 2
Scadenza validita proposta 20/05/2020 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA