Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Information Assurance

First Advisor

Doug Jacobson

Second Advisor

Tien Nguyen

Third Advisor

Stephen Gilbert

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16084

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Christopher David Hoff

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453076

OCLC Number

246615301

ISBN

9780549541172

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

99 pages

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