Date of Award
Master of Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Historically, creating backups of valuable computer data has been arduous, tedious, and time consuming for the average computer user. The increasing concern of encrypting sensitive information has added another layer of complexity to the process. The challenge is creating a single product that encrypts and backs up data on an automated schedule. Likewise, it must decrypt and restore the data with ease. To specifically address this problem, the Cryptic Backup daemon was developed. The daemon schedules and automatically runs backup plans based on user preferences. To demonstrate the power of the daemon, the Cryptic Backup client application was developed. The client application provides a graphical interface, allowing the user to take advantage of the functionality the daemon provides. The result is a Cryptic Backup suite that is highly versatile, reliable, and more than capable of fulfilling the encrypted backup needs of the average computer user.
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Christopher David Hoff
Hoff, Christopher David, "Cryptic Backup: a framework for automated compression, encryption, and backup of data" (2008). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 14942.