The ICRC benefits from a special legal status and specific privileges and immunities under both international and domestic law in over 95 countries. This special status enables the ICRC to carry out its mandate effectively and to do so in full conformity with its Fundamental Principles (particularly neutrality, impartiality, and independence) and standard working modalities. One of the key working modalities that enable the ICRC to have the trust of parties to conflicts and access to conflict areas and people affected by conflict is confidentiality. The increasing digitization of humanitarian data flows increasingly makes humanitarian organizations the targets of state-sponsored attackers. Consequently, secure approaches are needed for secure computation in cloud environments, accompanied by secure global communication.
ETHZ PI: Prof. Adrian Perrig, Network Security Group, D-INFK
Partners: Vincent Graf Narbel ICRC and Stevens Le Blond, Neutrality
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