Last Updated: November 2019
This white paper series explores various sectors of the privacy technology landscape, including computer science, cloud computing and databases.
Coming Down from the Cloud
This white paper introduces some of the common terms used when describing cloud applications and discuss some basic principles of software architecture, the abstract organization of software that are integral to a functional and secure cloud solution.
The Organic Chemistry of Computer Science
This white paper explores the organic chemistry of computer science, specifically data structures. When it comes to databases, privacy professionals care most about design decisions and systems architecture, as well as how databases are used and maintained, and less about the individual variables and other minutia involved in creating them.
Distributed Databases and Principles of Disaster
This piece analyzes major facets of modern database design and management with a focus on the large internet-based database systems that define modern technology, including distributed databases, errors and backups.
This part in the series looks at the basics of the art of database design, with an eye towards helping the busy privacy professional understand at a glance what data an organization is storing and how, and provide some suggestions for ensuring the data is stored consistently and accurately.