Friday, June 25, 2010

At last…my greatest work…COMPLETED!!!!!

Finally, after months of endless work I finished writing my master thesis. It was not easy, but I fought it on the beaches, I fought it on the landing grounds, in the fields, in the streets and in the hills around Hagenberg. And I never surrendered. All that is left now is the defense of the thesis.

So, let me tell you a little bit about the topic of the thesis. My thesis title is “New Threats in Cloud Computing”. In it, we propose new threats that can arise from a SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) using Cloud Computing. The focus was on Client-Side threats especially pertaining to data leakage. I propose 12 threats in this thesis. I also propose some abstract solutions for mitigating these threats.

The thesis is about 130 pages long and contains a chapter about Cloud Computing, a chapter about Security in Cloud Computing, the problem statement and methodology, the suggested threats and a chapter about certain solution methods.

Unfortunately, it appears that I would not be able to post the thesis online because of legal issues with the company that funded my studies in ISI

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Welcome To My Blog

June 1st 1996. That’s the first day I ever watched a program in English. I remember it like it was yesterday. That was the day we first had cable. Before that, all I saw was TVR 1. I spent the whole day watching Cartoon Network. Those were the good old days. No money to worry about, no stress with school and most certainly no thesis to finish. After a while my father would watch movies and would see people using remote controls. As we did not have such magical devices, he would often say: “Those lazy capitalists! They can’t be bothered to get up and change the channel”. The funny thing is that nowadays we have so many remote controls in our home that sometimes we still change channels manually, since we can’t find the proper remote.

It was the same thing when we first got Internet. This time it was my mother who did not understand why we need Internet. Now days she spends a lot of time talking to people on Skype and reading newspapers. Thank God she doesn't know how to use Facebook yet !!!

Finally, not to be outdone, I had the same feeling with Facebook. I failed to see the point of it. That’s why, for a long time I had no account. Today, of course, I use Facebook and I must say that I like it. It’s interesting to see what other people are doing and thinking.

The thing is I had the same feeling about blogging. So, coming from the above mentioned family tradition, I decided give it a try. So, what will I post? Well all sorts of things. Starting from study/work related things, to funny images and jokes and of course philosophical discussions.

I really hope that you will have as much fun reading this blog, as I have writing it.