MUSES will benefit from the developments of previous projects, namely:

  • uTRUSTitUsable Trust in the Internet of Things (FP7-ICT-258360)
    The user interface design in MUSES will be partly based on the uTRUSTit project.
    MUSES will build on the user interface design guidelines of uTRUSTit to communicate security and privacy parameters with mobile devices.
  • FastFixMonitoring Control for Remote Software Maintenance (FP7-ICT-258109)
    The MUSES Context Event model, which derives from the one developed in FastFix, is based on the use of inner properties associated to different concrete event types. Some of the techniques used to compose complex events have also been re-used, taking advantage of such similarity, which also helps building up a general model, able to include easily new event types as new sensors are developed. (cf. D4.3 Conceptual models of event processor and pattern recognition, Sect. 3.1 Context Events).
    Additionally, the concept of ontology, used in FastFix to represent the nature of software maintenance errors, is re-invented in MUSES to describe a similar representation of security threats, which boils down to the creation of an ontology of threats. The use of such an ontology allows to associate different situations with different types of threats, easing up their classification (data leakage, data corruption, illegal usage, unauthorized access, elevation of privileges,…) (cf. D4.3 Conceptual models of event processor and pattern recognition, Sect. 4.3 Integration of rules and ontologies).


MUSES has established a collaboration with :
  • The Cyber Security and Privacy Forum,  managed by the SecCord Coordination Action.
  • EU FP7 project ANIKETOS which deals with solutions for security engineering and trust management in the Future Internet.
  • EU FP7 Coordination Action BICBuilding International Cooperation for Trustworthy ICT– which aims at establishing and supporting co-operation of EU researchers and programme management with their peers in emergent countries in the areas of Trust, Security and Privacy.
  • The ASAP research programme, which deals with delivery of secure adaptive software capabilities for supporting users in managing their privacy requirements.
  • The Programming Systems Lab at Columbia University (PSL@Columbia) which is running a project on Managing Sensitive Data on Mobile Devices.