Developing new security paradigms, architectures, and software, for more secure and trustworthy ICT systems and services has clear social, scientific, and market motivation. This motivation is becoming stronger due to the changing threat landscape; over the past decade we are witnessing an ever-increasing amount of cyberattacks on the Internet. We believe that to advance the field of cybersecurity, we must act proactively and in synergy, instead of being reactive to cyberattacks.
SHARCS aims at designing, building and demonstrating secure-by-design system architectures that achieve end-to-end security for their users. SHARCS will achieve this by systematically analyzing and extending, as necessary, every hardware and software layer in a computing system. The new technologies developed will be directly utilizable by applications and services that require end-to-end security.