Associated Projects

Cloudy Team

Cloudy Team is a common projet between Inria (Claude Castelluccia), UC Berkeley (Dawn Song) and UC Irvine (Gene Tsudik).

Cloud computing is a form of computing where general purpose clients are used to access resources and applications managed and stored on a remote server. Cloud applications are increasingly relied upon to provide basic services like e-mail clients, instant messaging and office applications. The customers of cloud applications benefit from outsourcing the management of their computing infrastructure to a third-party cloud provider. However, this places the customers in a situation of blind trust towards the cloud provider. The customer has to assume that the “cloud” always remains confidential, available, fault-tolerant, well managed, properly backed-up and protected from natural accidents as well as intentional attacks. An inherent reason for today’s limitations of commercial cloud solutions is that end users cannot verify that servers in the cloud and the network in between are hosting and disseminating tasks and content without deleting, disclosing or modifying any content.

The main goal of the Cloudy project is to study various aspects of Cloud Computing Security and Privacy.


The Inria-CNIL mobilitics project aims at assessing the privacy risks associated to the use of smartphones and tablets, in particular in light of personal information leakage to remote third parties. Both applications and the base OS services are considered as potential source of information leakage. More precisely, the goals are to define a platform and a methodology to identify, measure, and forecast the evolution over the time of privacy risks.


Initiated in 2012, the INRIA Joined Research Lab Cappris (Collaborative Action on the Protetcion of Privacy Rights in the Information Society). Cappris involves 14 individual participants spread over seven
10 different sites (four Inria research centers, CNRS-LAAS, Eurecom and the university of Namur). The general goal of Cappris is to foster collaboration between the main research groups involved in privacy in France and the interaction between the computer science, law and social sciences communities in this area. In order to reach its goals, Cappris will carry out two kinds of actions :

  1. Joint Research Actions to investigate specific research topics following a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach. Three Joint Research Actions have been launched: the first one is dedicated to the notion of consent, the second one aims to devise a privacy reference architecture and the third one focuses on privacy assessment.
  2. Networking actions to favour the emergence of a research community on privacy and enhance the interest of researchers in this emerging field.

The outputs of the first line of actions are research results whereas the networking actions will take the form of joint events (meetings, visits, workshops, conference, summer school).


AMNECYS (Alpine Multidisciplinary Network on Cyber-security Studies): Partant de la constatation qu’il n’y a que peu de recherches et de formations en France dans ce domaine, l’objectif principal de ce projet est de créer et d’animer un réseau multidisciplinaire (juridique, informatique, (géo)politique, économique…) en matière de cyber-sécurité et de protection de la vie privée à Grenoble-Alpes. Ce réseau comprends 9 laboratoires et équipes (CESICE, GIPSA, Institut Fourier, LIG, LISTIC, LJK, INRIA/Privatics, TIMA, Verimag) affiliées à 7 institutions (Université J. Fourier, INRIA, CNRS, Grenoble INP, UPMF, Université Savoie-Mt Blanc, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble).

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