PCAS - Personalised Centralized Authentication System

Custo Total
Custo Total 4.490.252 €
Contribuição UE
Contribuição UE 3.249.250 €
Data de Início Projecto
Data de Início Projecto 01/10/2013
Coordenador Científico
Coordenador Científico Luís Rodrigues (ler@inesc-id.pt) - INESC ID - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa
Duração 36 meses
Website do Projecto
Website do Projecto http://www.pcas-project.eu
PCAS aims at providing an innovative, trustworthy, handheld device. The Secured Personal Device (SPD) will allow users to securely store their data, to  share  it  with  trusted  applications, and  to  easily  and  securely authenticate  him/her.  The SPD will recognize its user using multiple biometric sensors, including a stress level sensor to detect coercion. Using the same biometric authentication, the SPD will be able to enforce secure communication with servers in the cloud, relieving the user from memorizing passwords. 
The  SPD  will  take  the  form  of  a  smartphone  add-on  that  draws  power from  the smartphone and  uses  its  communication  services.  The security and authentication mechanisms will use software components running on the SPD, on the smartphone, and in the cloud.  These software components will enable the secure authentication on the smartphone and on the cloud, authorize access to the stored data on the SPD and securely transfer data from/to remote devices: USB or NFC connected computers or remote web services.  The  project  will  develop a  full  environment composed of programming APIs (needed to develop trusted applications) and  modules  that  allow  the  easy  integration  of  PCAS  with  existing  web services. 
Resultados do Projecto
Resultados do Projecto
PCAS  will  produce  the  following  results:  (i)  a  portable,  personal  and biometrically  secured storage  device;  (ii)  the  integration  of  biometrical authentication  on  mobile  devices  (access to  local  files  and  remote services);  (iii)  secured  communication  architecture  between  the SPD,  a smartphone and the service providers; and (iv) overall increase of security on the access and storage of data (local and online). 
PCAS  will  be  integrated  and  validated  in  two  different  scenarios, demonstrating its benefits: university campus (authentication and access to physical and remote services) and eHealth (storage, update and access to private health records). 
PCAS is expected to have a high impact in security and privacy in mobile devices.  The  project will  enable  a  trustworthy  ICT  ecosystem,  removing  psychological barriers of the citizens to the adoption of eHeath and other novel ICT applications. The project will also foster novel market segments that will exploit these applications. 
O.S. New Horizon - Personal Computing Solutions LTD - Israel 
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid - Espanha 
Norsk Regnesentral Stiftelse - Noruega 
Commissariat a L’energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives - França 
Maxdata-Informatica LDA - Portugal 
Afcon Control & Automation LTD - Israel