Research Topics

The Systems and Data Security team specializes in cyber-security in general and in data security in particular. Its research themes are articulated around two axes: (1) data security: privacy, anonymity and secure computation and (2) security & cryptography: protocol security, access control and traceability. These two thematic axes are supported by a transversal axis modelling and formalization of knowledge (epistemic logic) and systems (temporal logic, graphs, automata).

Data security

This axis concerns privacy in a broader sense and secure computation. In particular, the team is currently working on:

  • Secure and private computation
    • Secure MapReduce computation with no information leakage
    • SQL requests computation in a distributed environment relying on secure hardware
    • Secure and private computation of influence metrics
  • Anonymisation
    • in linked data
    • in presence of customized user constraints
  • Privacy, minimal exposure of personal information in automatized decision processes

Involved permanent members: Pascal Berthomé, Cédric Eichler, Sabine Frittela, Benjamin Nguyen

System security

The SDS team was a pioneer in France in the domain of  mandatory access control. Recently, the team got involved on IoT and blockchain. The current research directions in this axis are:

  • Mandatory Access control
    • MAC in Clouds, in the Java Virtual Machine and on Android using static rules
    • MAC using automata in embedded real-time systems
  • IoT security
    • Interoperability, authentification, confidentiality and integrity in heterogeneous systems
    • Secure payments using blockchain
    • Tractability in IoT using blockchain

Involved permanent members: Jérémy Briffaut, Xavier Bultel, Vincent Hugot, Christian Toinard

Current Research Projects

  • H2020 RISE MOSAIC, leader: CSIS, Spain, 29 european partners, including INSA CVL (local contact: Dr. Sabine Frittella)
  • ANR SEND-UP: SEmantic Network of Data: Utility and Privacy , leader: Dr. Cédric Eichler (INSA CVL), partners: Université d’Orléans, Université de Grenoble-Alpes
  • ANR PRELAP: Probabilistic Epistemic Logic Applied to Privacy, leader: Dr. Sabine Frittella (INSA CVL), partners: Université de Versailles, CEA LIST, Utrecht University (Netherland), University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), Chapman University (USA), Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)
  • APR IR ADOPTER: Analyse de DOnnées issues de TEsts volontaiRes (cosmetics data and privacy), leader: Pr. Benjamin Nguyen, partner: Université d’Orléans
  • APR IA Ethnos, leader: Pr. Christian Toinard, partner: Université de Tours
  • Projet Nusanthara MAMAS: Massive Anonymous Mammography Analysis and Storage, leader: Dr. Laurent Bobelin (INSA CVL), partner: Universitas Prasetiya Mulya (Indonesia)
  • PHC Van Gogh (leader: Dr. Sabine Frittella)

Past Research Projects

  • FUY ATELYN (local contact: Dr. Jérémy Briffaut) , ended in 2020
  • IOT-CIA-DATA: IoT Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (local contact: Dr. Cédric Eichler), ended in 2020
  • Seed4C, european project (local contact: Pr. Christian Toinard), ended in 2015
  • INRIA-CAPRIS (local contact: Pr. Benjamin Nguyen), ended in 2016
  • APR Girafon (local contact: Pr. Benjamin Nguyen), ended in 2018
  • ANR Lyrics (Lightweught privacY-enhancing cRypography for mobIle Contactless Services), leader: Pr. Jean-François Lalande (INSA CVL), ended in 2015