Project 12015

ViSCa

VIrtualization of Smart CArds

The ViSCa, “Virtual Machine for SmartCard/USIM”, concept is a holistic approach that comprises a centralised management utility for a secure (enterprise) single-sign-on system. A Trusted VM (Virtual Machine) for SmartCard in the cloud should be instantiated at the connected device by a secure connection only when the user has been authenticated. The main ViSCa objective is to provide a ubiquitous multidevice platform for the deployment of services that require a strong security protocol, both in the access/authentication and execution of its applications. In this sense, ViSCa offers full interoperability and full access from any user device without lacking security. The concept prevents possible attacks by third parties, guaranteeing the confidentiality of personal data, bank accounts or private information. Compared to existing approaches, management is simplified as the interface of trusted components in the cloud is identical to the one of smartcards as physical trust anchors. This new concept proposed might entail a clear benefit to end users, aimed to increase confidence in new services that require the sharing of confidential data. We therefore anticipate an increasing use of this group of innovative services, enabling their extension and related market activity.

Project information

Project name
12015 ViSCa
Status
Completed
Period
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
Call
ITEA 2 Call 7
Challenge
Safety and Security
Website
https://sites.google.com/site/viscaproject/
Partners
11
Costs
3,897 k€
Effort
71.73 PY
Countries
Korea, Republic of
Spain
Turkey

Project partners

Project leader

Name
Sergio Gonzalez-Miranda
Organisation
PLANET MEDIA
Country
Spain
Project involvement
12015 ViSCa