University of Wollongong and Indian Institute of Technology come together to improve privacy in cloud computing

The project will tackle these issues via innovative privacy-enhancing cryptographic techniques.

The University of Wollongong (UOW) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur have been awarded an Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership Grant (AICCTP).

UoW and IIT-Kanpur researchers have received a grant to improve privacy in cloud computing.

The project will be led by UOW professor Willy Susilo, who is a member of the Australian Research Council.

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Prof. Susilo said in a statement:

“This project will strategically place UOW in India through research collaboration.

Cybersecurity research work conducted within the Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology at UOW has been at the forefront of the research within Australia, and this project will leverage our strategic position with our Indian partner.”

The two universities will work on improving and strengthening privacy in cloud computing.

The project, led by UOW ARC Australian Laureate Fellow Distinguished Prof. Willy Susilo, will work towards developing practical privacy-enhancing cryptographic techniques for cloud computing.

The team will be based out of UOW’s Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology, including Senior Lecturer Dr Khoa Nguyen, ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow Dr Yannan Li and Lecturer in Cyber Security Dr. Partha Sarathi Roy.

The member researcher from IIT Kanpur for this project is Prof. Manindra Agrawal.

Prof. Karandikar, Director of IIT Kanpur, congratulates Prof. Agrawal and the team for bagging this grant and is hopeful that it will help in strengthening the ties between both nations.

“This collaboration between IIT Kanpur and the University of Wollongong bears testimony to the growing need for advancing the dynamic landscape of cloud computing with stronger measures.

With this grant, the joint research team will strive towards enhancing data privacy and security in the digital realm.”

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The project will identify various standardisation issues on privacy and security of cloud computing in Australia and India and tackle these issues via innovative privacy-enhancing cryptographic techniques.

The team will evaluate the effectiveness of existing technologies by measuring their impact and validating whether an appropriate level of standardisation has been achieved.

Prof. Susilo adds:

“Furthermore, this research has great potential to strengthen the collaboration between Australia and India for the future through cybersecurity standardisation.”

They will leverage research partners of UOW and IIT Kanpur, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft, and work with start-ups from UOW’s business incubator iAccelarate as well as with Indian companies.

The AICCTP is one way Australia and India are working together to promote safety, prosperity, and security for the Indo-Pacific region through our approach to cyber and critical technology.

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