The GridTrust consortium involves a large panel of industrial partners, end users, SMEs and European research groups covering requirements engineering, Grid technology and security, among other issues. Moviquity, HP and Interplay are providing important case studies to validate the GridTrust framework, including innovative applications such as inter-enterprise knowledge management and distributed authoring. Moviquity and De Agostini are committed to the implementation and exploitation of the results of the project middleware and foundation levels. The main output of GridTrust is a framework
consisting of the following.
- A methodology and an interactive execution environment that will help Grid service requestors and providers to express and reason about trust, security and privacy properties for different kinds of Virtual Organisation (VO) topologies, taking into account aspects such as self-organisation, self-management, self-adaptation and evolvability.
- A reference Grid security architecture, including an autonomic policy management for fine grained usage control of Grid resources.
- An Open Source reference implementation of trust and security management systems, validated by scenarios in the business domain. The resulting tools will be of a generic nature and will be validated on innovative applications from different application sectors. The tools will not be specific to the applications considered in the GridTrust project. The tools will be compliant with the Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA).
CETIC is coordinating the project and is actively involved in the tasks related to the specification of trust and security requirements, and the derivation of trust and security policies based on formal modelling and model transformation technologies.
The results of the GridTrust project will allow companies to set up and operate virtual organisations that are secure and trusted. The approach will provide tools to design security and trust requirements into the virtual organisation. Virtual organisations will allow companies to provide and to access Grid resources to achieve common goals. Virtual organisations are also valuable in the larger context of Service Oriented Architectures to set up virtual markets.