On 14th – 15th October 2015 the CREDENTIAL kick-off meeting took place in Vienna, Austria where all partners got together in order to discuss about the implementation of the action and to define next steps and goals.
CREDENTIAL is a EU Horizon 2020 funded research project developing, testing and showcasing innovative cloud-based services for storing, managing, and sharing digital identity information and other highly critical personal data with a demonstrably higher level of security than other current solutions. The main idea and ambition of CREDENTIAL is to enable end-to-end security and improved privacy in cloud identity management services for managing secure access control. The security of these services relies on the combination of strong hardware-based multi-factor authentication with end-to-end encryption representing a significant advantage over current password-based authentication schemes.
The consortium with seven industry partners, two applied research organisations, and three universities is led by AIT Digital Safety & Security Department.