Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established with the aim to spearhead the development of the Negev, a desert area comprising more than sixty percent of Israel. Today, Ben-Gurion University is a major center for teaching and research, with over 19,000 students enrolled in the faculties of Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Guilford Glazer School of Business and Management and the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies. The University has vast experience in EU supported projects to which it had contributed in the various frameworks.
The Department of Communication Systems Engineering (CSE) in Ben-Gurion University was founded in 1997 in response to the growing demand for system engineers with broad knowledge in many areas of computer networks, including network and information security, quality-of-service, resource allocation and optimization. The group involved in Mikelangelo is leading the security aspects of the platform, most notably on the hypervisor level and in the implementation on the IaaS level. The main focus of the group would be to provide secure mechanisms, and study the tradeoffs between the architecture’s performance and the security provided by the proposed solutions.