The SECCRIT (SEcure Cloud computing for CRitical infrastructure IT) project is a multidisciplinary research project with the mission to analyse and evaluate cloud computing technologies with respect to security risks in sensitive environments, and to develop methodologies, technologies, and best practices for creating a secure, trustworthy, and high assurance cloud computing environment for critical infrastructure IT. The project is classed as a small-to-medium sized collaborative EU-funded research project in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7-SEC-2012-1). The project consortium is comprised of ten partners from Austria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Spain and the UK. The project will last three years with a funding of 3.4 Mio EUR.