STRATUS

Returning Data Control to Users

Security Technologies Returning Accountability, Trust and User-centric Services in the Cloud

Project leaders believe STRATUS will create a whole new industry and put New Zealand on the cloud security map.

About us

STRATUS, led by the University of Waikato’s Dr Ryan Ko, is a six-year, $12.2 million cyber security project, funded by Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE).

Security Technologies Returning Accountability, Trust and User-centric Services in the Cloud (STRATUS) will create a suite of novel security tools, techniques and capabilities which return control of data to Cloud computing users. The aim is to empower users to be able to control their security of their data in the Cloud and to give companies tools and services to sell.

STRATUS is executed by a team of leading Cloud security researchers and practitioners from University of Waikato, University of Auckland, Unitec Institute of Technology and Cloud Security Alliance

Research Aims and Projects

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Research Aim 1 (RA1)

Transparency and Auditability of Data Activities in Clouds
Project 1: Tracking and Reconstruction of Data Provenance
Project 2: Data Governance and Accountability in Clouds

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Research Aim 2 (RA2)

Protection of Privacy of Data During Processing and Storing
Project 3: Secure Information Retrieval/Encrypted Search
Project 4: Efficient Privacy and Utility Preserving Encryption

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Research Aim 3 (RA3)

Awareness and Response to Anomalous Data Activities
Project 5: Real-time Situational Awareness
Project 6: Effective Cloud Vulnerability Scanning
Project 7: Attribution and Revocation Actions

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Research Aim 4 (RA4)

Resiliency and Recovery of Data
Project 8: Rapid Disaster Recovery Infrastructure

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Research Aim 1 (RA1)

Transparency and Auditability of Data Activities in Clouds
Project 1: Tracking and Reconstruction of Data Provenance
Project 2: Data Governance and Accountability in Clouds

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Research Aim 2 (RA2)

Protection of Privacy of Data During Processing and Storing
Project 3: Secure Information Retrieval/Encrypted Search
Project 4: Efficient Privacy and Utility Preserving Encryption

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Research Aim 3 (RA3)

Awareness and Response to Anomalous Data Activities
Project 5: Real-time Situational Awareness
Project 6: Effective Cloud Vulnerability Scanning
Project 7: Attribution and Revocation Actions

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Research Aim 4 (RA4)

Resiliency and Recovery of Data
Project 8: Rapid Disaster Recovery Infrastructure

Leading Research Institutes and Research Teams

The University of Waikato

Dr. Ryan Ko
(Principal Investigator, RA1 Leader)
Dr. Richard Nelson
(RA3 Leader)
Prof. Geoff Holmes
(Key Researcher)
Dr. Sivadon Chaisiri
(Research Fellow)
Dr. Harris Lin
(Research Fellow)
Meenakshee Mungro
(Research Programmer)
Cameron Brown
(Research Programmer)
Sam Shute
(PhD Student)
Brandon Nicholson
(PhD Student)

The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland

Dr. Giovanni Russello
(RA2 Leader)
Prof. Gill Dobbie
(Key Researcher)
Dr. Rizwan Asghar
(Researcher)

Unitec Institute of Technology

Unitec Institute of Technology

Prof. Paul Pang
(RA4 Leader)
Assoc Prof. Marcus Williams
(Key Researcher)

Cloud Security Alliance

Cloud Security Alliance

Mickey Law
(Research Analyst)

Funded By

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Industry Partners

Aura Information Security
Gallagher Group Ltd
LayerX
Virscient Group
Naki Cloud

Contact Us

General Enquiries
info AT stratus.org.nz

Collaboration Enquiries
Brian Cole
brian.cole AT waikato.ac.nz
Research & Scientific Enquiries
Ryan Ko
ryan.ko AT waikato.ac.nz
Marketing & Communications Enquiries
Ann Huston
ann.huston AT waikato.ac.nz
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