GridTrust is a new FP6 European research project coordinated by CETIC. The overall objective of the GridTrust project is to develop the technology to manage trust and security for the Next Generation Grids (NGG). We propose to have a vertical approach tackling issues of Trust, Security and Privacy (TSP) from the requirement level down to the application, middleware and foundation levels. Our emphasis is on models and tools to assist in reasoning about trust and security properties along the NGG architecture.
GridTrust consortium involves a large panel of industrial partner (HP European Innovation Center), end users (De Agostini), SMEs (Moviquity, Interplay) and European research groups covering the areas of requirement engineering, Grid technology and security among others (CETIC, CCLRC, CNR, VUA). Moviquity, HP and Interplay are providing important test cases to validate the GridTrust framework, including innovative applications such as “inter-enterprise knowledge management” and “distributed authoring”. Moviquity and De Agostini are committed to implementation and exploitation of the results of the project
middleware and foundation levels. Our emphasis is on models and tools to assist in reasoning about trust and security properties along the NGG architecture.
The main output of GridTrust is a framework consisting of:
The results of the 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 organisation are also valuable in the larger context of Service Oriented Architectures to set up "virtual" markets.
The project will allow CETIC to apply software engineering and requirements engineering techniques to the specification of Grid applications. More specifically we will work on methods and tools to derive security and trust policies. The different case studies will allow CETIC to experiment with innovative Grid applications, and the applications of security and trust policies.