Showing posts from September, 2019

How the Cloud Service Models are Similar to Baking a Cake

There's nothing more comforting than indulging in a slice of homemade cake paired with a piping hot cup of coffee or tea. Sounds rejuvenating, right? Take the flour, eggs to beat, powdered sugar and a cup of milk. Follow the recipe and viola the cake is ready to eat... Are you wondering if the focus of this blog has shifted to food recipes rather than security? Well, that’s not the case. However, we can learn a lot from our kitchen friends and apply them to understand quite a few concepts of security. Today we will learn about the various cloud service models and how are they so similar to baking a cake. If you have not heard the term “cloud” , there is nothing to worry about. In the simplest of terms, you can consider cloud as “someone else’s computer - a very big one which has unlimited storage and processing capacity.” The official definition is as follows: “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of con

Understanding Privacy

Well , most people started talking about privacy only after GDPR came into existence. However , Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis published “The Right to Privacy” in 1890 in the Harvard Law Review. They set forth the definition of privacy as “the right to be left alone.” This definition , although written in the context of the physical world can easily be extended to the digital world. Through this blogpost , lets try to understand the definition of privacy and its types. We will also explore the origins of privacy so as to better enable to understand the various laws and resolutions passed in this regard. Section 1 of the California Constitution says , “All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring , possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety , happiness and privacy.” Hence , privacy has been defined as the desire of the people to freely choose the circu