Storing Information with No Physical Location

Conventional storage technology binds files to physical locations, giving them separately identifiable paths. The content of files stored in physical locations may be obtained by direct examination of storage media, regardless of how the files are organized. Directories contain the locations of other files and directories. Conventional storage technology is not inherently secure. Security must be bolted on, usually consisting of access controls and encryption. This simply shifts the burden of security to other areas such as key management and elaborate monitoring systems. 

Because files and folders are abstractions having no physical location, they do not have separately identifiable paths and their content cannot be obtained by direct examination. Because security is inherent in the way Oblique Drive works, encryption keys and passwords are eliminated.

Storing Information as Abstractions

Oblique Drive replaces file and folder objects with a series of interdependent blocks of data. The blocks of data do not contain information from the file or folder objects and cannot be combined in any way to reveal information from files or folders. Some of the blocks of data are stored locally while others are stored remotely. The blocks of data may be stored using block-based, object-based or file-based schemes. Switch between any hybrid-cloud or multi-cloud strategy. Select a distributed or redundant multi-cloud arrangement.

Files and folders are abstractions and do not have separately identifiable paths. Because the organization of files and folders is itself an abstraction, files and folders can only be resolved from within the file system to which they are bound. A digital environment is thereby created in which applications and data remain out of the reach of adversaries, even if a network or computer is compromised.