ENCASE – EnhaNcing seCurity And privacy in the Social wEb: a user centered approach for the protection of minors

Description: ENCASE will leverage the latest advances in usable security and privacy to design and implement a browser-based architecture for the protection of minors from malicious actors in online social networks. The ENCASE user-centric architecture will consist of three distinct services, which can be combined to form an effective protective net against cyberbullying and sexually abusive acts: a) a browser add-on with its corresponding scalable back-end software stack that collects the users’ online actions to unveil incidents of aggressive or distressed behavior; b) a browser add-on with its associated scalable software stack that analyses social web data to detect fraudulent and fake activity and alert the user; and c) a browser add-on that detects when a user is about to share sensitive content (e.g., photos or address information) with an inappropriate audience and warns the user or his parents of the imminent privacy threat.


Duration: 48 months ( 01/01/2016-31/12/2019 )

Partners: Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), University College London, UK; Aristotle University, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo, LSTech, LTD, UK, SignalGeneriX, LTD, Cyprus Research and Innovation Center Ltd.

Budget: 2160000

CUT Budget: 633,780.00