Objective I: to leverage the security and trust of Cloud infrastructures and services, incorporating technological, security and legal requirements coming from the industry, the research community, the Cloud platform vendors and services providers, as well as the Cloud applications users into a flexible and scalable architecture for adding distributed encrypted persistence in Cloud applications and services.

Objective II: to facilitate context-aware, ad-hoc decryption and access to encrypted and physically distributed datasets stored in Cloud infrastructures and services, incorporating sophisticated, ontology-based security and group policies models that take into account context sensitive information (e.g. the location, the device type and
the application/services usage patterns of the end-user) and determining on the fly (during the application’s run time) whether an incoming request should be granted access to the target data.

Objective III: to enable the engineering of data privacy and security by design Cloud services and applications, providing developers and software engineers with an IDE plug-in incorporating a set of mechanisms and interpreters for annotating the data access objects of their application with access right related concepts (at design time) and for dynamically interpreting them into policy enforcement rules (at run time).

Objective IV: to ensure the protection, privacy and integrity of the data stored in Cloud infrastructures and services, even in the case of security breaches and data losses, incorporating sophisticated distribution algorithms and encryption schemes that provide PaaSword with the capability to satisfy security needs like privacy, integrity
and availability.

Objective V: to prove the applicability, usability, effectiveness and value of the PaaSword concepts, models and mechanisms in industrial, real-life Cloud infrastructures, services and applications, demonstrating and stresstesting the developed PaaSword artefacts under pragmatic conditions against a pre-defined set of Cloud security use cases and scenarios.

Objective VI: to ensure wide communication and scientific dissemination of the innovative PaaSword results to the research, academic, and international community as well as efficient exploitation and business planning of the PaaSword concepts and tools to the market in order to identify end-users and potential customers.