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Walt RunkisBy Walt Runkis
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Walt RunkisBy Walt Runkis
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About

Everybody Today Needs Cybersecurity

We all have information in our everyday lives that needs to be kept secret from foreign and domestic hackers and malicious malcontents (people who feel the need to destroy something). Nobody is safe. My name is Walt Runkis and I am the principal inventor of the BitSpray® Advanced Data Dispersion Technology™, a next generation cyberdefense weapon that goes way beyond mere encryption.

My Team and I spent the last five years working long hard hours to give our DoD / military / intelligence communities a cybersecurity weapon that can stop the madness. The conventional, tried and proven, methods of keeping information safe are crumbling under the weight of globally shared hacking technologies that are breaking through our best defenses on a daily basis. It is highly likely that you too will be hacked, everyone will. It’s simply a matter of time. My father is 91. He was recently informed that his medical records were hacked. They contained all of his personal information, including his social security number.

That is why we founded CloudSpray® Corporation to deliver a demilitarized version (no venom, just big gnarly teeth) of our BitSpray® Xtreme information protection into your home or office. BitSpray was built primarily for Department of Defense, Government, and Critical Infrastructure organizations, like healthcare, electric power, oil and mining. CloudSpray is being built for you, because you need cyber protection as much as they do.

Just Imagine If:

  • You didn’t have to worry about securing a document, because every document you created was automatically secured from the moment of creation to the end of its lifecycle and never touched a hard drive in its native form
  • A cyber attacker hacked into your system and stole hundreds of files filled with your sensitive personal information and photographs, and yet they could not retrieve a single character of it
  • Your data was always secure and yet your network throughput rates increased and your storage requirements were reduced
  • You have Triple Redundancy without purchasing additional storage
  • You didn’t have to back up files, or constantly check to be sure a file is the latest version of the document
  • Disaster Recovery was a non-issue
  • You had secure email that no one could read except people who were in your circle of trust
  • You could securely send and receive email messages that contained secret information to your work partners and friends from unsafe internet cafes or hotel lobby computers
  • You could have total data protection without buying any hardware other than what you currently use

Wouldn’t that be sweet? Well that is exactly what a BitSpray® computer-to-computer, cryptographic, communication network provides: ultra-persistent, person-to-person, data-level security. That is Tomorrow’s Information Paradigm®—information empowered to protect itself.

We are rushing headlong into a world where the distinction between people and machines is blurred. It’s an open ended cross-culture of knowledge and ideas that rapidly encircle the globe in real time. This carries with it the promise of unparalleled peace and prosperity, but the World Wide Web is also populated by those who would destroy it all for money, for “ism’s,” or for just plain insanity.

Dawn of the Cryptographic Communication Network

The CloudSpray Network is a patented cryptographic communication network. The solution took us over five years to build. Shortly after this project is funded it will be available to everyone for a low monthly or annual fee.

The BitSpray software, which implements the teachings of the BitSpray patent art, is an extremely complex bundle of advanced mathematics and proprietary algorithms. Inversely, the CloudSpray Network, powered by BitSpray® Advanced Data Dispersion Technology™ is very intuitive and easy to use. If you know how to login to a computer, browse the Internet, and write an email you already know how to use CloudSpray®. CloudSpray is an Internet-based cloud service that loads through your browser, just like a web page. It’s is safe to use in cyber cafés, public hot spots, hotel business centers, and public libraries. It goes where you go and protects you everywhere.

Bulletproof Cloud Security

When the teachings of the BitSpray patent art are practiced, it becomes a near-impossibility for data stored and/or transmitted on the CloudSpray Network can never be lost, stolen, vandalized, hacked or cracked. Information is ever present and always available. Intru­sions like man-in-the-middle attacks and denial of service attacks become exercises in futility, and natural and manmade disasters have little to no effect.

What is BitSpray and  How does it work?

Why Kickstarter?

BitSpray technology is a total game changer in the field of cybersecurity. I have been a scientist, inventor and serial entrepreneur for 49 years. I’ve seen it all. When my team and I decided to launch CloudSpray Corporation, to bring BitSpray technology to the people, we decided to use Kickstarter to jumpstart the CloudSpray Network for two important reasons. Firstly, Kickstarter is a game changer too. We see Kickstarter as a new and vital economic force in the world of entrepreneurship. It has the sort of energy we want to support. BitSpray technology was literally years ahead of its time with “the solution” to stop the rampant hacking problem, but, for some reason, major companies and governments continue to embrace the same old solutions—and they demonstrably get the same horrifying results. This tendency pervades traditional private equity firms as well. They continue to fund traditional anti-hacking solutions and have not fully considered, or corrrectly valued, non-traditional solutions like CloudSpray.

Mission

CloudSpray Corporation was launched on March 5, 2015. Its mission is to bring BitSpray® Advanced Data Dispersion Technology™ (ADDT™) products into people’s homes and offices to protect their sensitive information for the good of all. Many believe ADDT may well become the “standard model” for securely transmitting and storing information in the 21st Century and it is our mission to accomplish just that

Goal

We launched CloudSpray Corporation with the goal of taking it public and holding an IPO within a year. We are confident we can accomplish this by following the time-honored tradition of "giving the people what they want at a price they can afford." We believe CloudSpray will become a “media darling” that will attract people and resources to further its cause.

Secure Email Service Timeline

CloudSpray Corporation is blazing a new path into the future. It will open its doors shortly after the Kickstarter campaign is completed, fully able to protect your valuable information on or off the cloud. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. There are other inventions that grow out of ADDT. The invention we are asking you to support is CloudSprayMail™. It will be built upon the BitSpray Xtreme ADDT library by adding a new email tab to the BitSpray Xtreme’s User Interface (shown below). Prior to sending email, CloudSprayMail will convert email messages and attachments into a mathematical digest of “data primitives” which are streamed out to multiple locations on the cloud.

These “mail shares” are incomplete subsets of original information that take full advantage of the Data Shell Game™ which is an integral part of the BitSpray patent art. It is based on the simple premise that you can’t access what you can’t find nor can you steal what isn’t there. This makes it impossible for hackers to find complete information unless they break into multiple data centers. That is a daunting task in itself, except the Data Shell Game makes it impossible to find the other pieces of the puzzle (see “References” below). ADDT goes way beyond today’s failing notions of data encryption. It truly is Tomorrow’s Information Paradigm®.

(If you imagine that every character, digit, symbol and graphic on this page was a collection of peas, we boil all the peas down into pea soup (bit soup) and ladle them into globally separated locations. In other words, no complete information exists outside the memory of your personal computing device. That's why it can't be hacked.)

User Interface

The project is already well along. We formed an alliance with Astegic, an IT Integrator and software development firm to upgrade the CloudSpray website and team with BitSpray’s software engineers to port the BitSpray Xtreme ADDT library to run on all mobile platforms and computers. Coding will begin upon completion of the Kickstarter project. We expect to deliver BitSpray Basic secure storage and transmission services by early-summer, and add email service for Windows and Apple platforms by early fall, with Android following about a month later. We will keep everyone informed of our progress with a monthly newsletter.

References

  • Cutter IT Journal, Sep 2, 2014: “The Data Shell Game: The Best Way to Protect Corporate and Institu­tional Data in the Cloud.” The article was written by Prof. David C. Wyld, C.E. Laborde Professor of Manage­ment at Southeastern Louisiana University and Founding Editor of the International Journal of Managing Information Technology.
  • “Secure Storage and Accelerated Transmission of Information over Communication Networks” (US Pat. No. 8,700,890), Issued April 15, 2014.
  • “Secure Storage and Accelerated Transmission of Information over Communication Networks” (US CIP Pat. App. 14/249,273) Filed April 9, 2014.
  • The Crypto­graphic Modernization Branch of the Army Research Development and Engineering Com­mand (RDECOM CryptoMod), at Aberdeen Proving Ground, performed a seven-month evaluation of the software. The final report was issued November 16, 2012. It concluded the BitSpray Xtreme software was “fitted for special operations environ­ments.” Your personal information, email, and pictures are a special operations environment.
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    Overview: CloudSpray is a service that provides individuals, groups, and small office home office businesses (SOHO) with a demilitarized version of BitSpray Corporation’s patented cyberdefense technology. CloudSpray uses state-of-the-art virtual machine technology to deliver BitSpray cyber security into your home or office. If you know how to buy a book online, you already have all the computer skills you will need to become a member of the CloudSpray Network and protect your information using BitSpray technology. Please visit the CloudSpray website to compare values.

     Basic disperses files into “data primitives” and streams them into four share volumes. Two are stored in separate geographic locations on the CloudSpray Cloud and two are stored locally. It is recommended that one local volume be saved to your computing device and the other stored on a removable USB storage device. That way you never have a complete dataset stored anywhere a hacker can steal. You would have to lose three of the four volumes to lose your information. Basic produces data that is uniquely dispersed and encrypted using BitSpray’s proprietary algorithms and then wrapped with FIPS-validated AES-256 (NIST standard encryption). That said, information protected with CloudSpray Basic is substantially stronger than information encrypted with AES-256 alone, or any other publicly available encryption algorithm. In addition, data protected by Basic has ultra-high global availability and persistence, and due to CloudSpray’s patented network design it never needs to be backed up. That is because every time it is saved it is resprayed. It also has a selectable Caching Mode to create a FIPS 140-2 AES-256 copy of original files which may be stored offline for additional anti-loss protection.

  • 4 Selectable public and private network share volume locations.
  • Splitting Ratio: 2-of-4
  • Cloud Storage: 100 GB (50 GB in each of 2 separate SAS 70 datacenters)

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Premium has all the features of Basic except it disperses files into six share volumes. Three are stored on the CloudSpray Cloud and three can be stored locally. It is recommended that one or two local volumes be saved to your workstation or laptop, one can be stored on another workstation or sever on your Local Area Network and one can be stored on a removable USB storage device. You would have to lose four of the six volumes to lose your information. In addition to the features included in Basic, Premium provides these security enhancements:

  • BitSpray Multifactor Authentication can be enabled
  • Selectable compression to reduce storage area requirements
  • 6 Selectable public and private network share volume locations
  • Splitting Ratio: 3-of-6
  • Cloud Storage: 300 GB (100 GB in each of 3 separate SAS 70 datacenters)

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The latest addition to the BitSpray arsenal is the CloudSpray On-The-Fly (OTF) User Interface (patent pending). OTF is very special. It automates Basic and Premium so they run in the background. All you have to do is login and then go about your computing business as usual. CloudSpray will be working in the background, protecting your information with little to no special action required. Right click inside any folder and, from the popup menu, select BitSpray > “Protect this folder.” All folders and files in the BitSpray-Protected Folder will be automatically BitSprayed and after that any file you save or drop in the folder will be automatically protected. That means if you open a word processor, like Microsoft Word®, create a new file, write your sensitive information into it and save it to your BitSpray-Protected Folder, it will never exist in an unprotected form throughout its entire lifecycle, unless you deliberately move it to an unprotected folder. OTF seamlessly integrates with Basic and Premium to make your security a “no brainer” operation.

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The CloudSprayMail™ technology that will protect your email and attachments is extremely complicated but you never see the complexity. It’s no different than the car you drive. How often do you look under the hood? That is a seriously complex business under there but, who cares, all you do is jump in the driver’s seat, start the engine, and away you go. It’s the same with CloudSprayMail. All you do is login, click the icon to start the mail app, type a message (maybe attach a file) and click send. You already know how to protect your email with CloudSprayMail. The magic happens beneath your level of awareness. Email, after all is considered, is just another form of digital information that is routinely transmitted, retrieved, and stored on the CloudSpray Network, protected by BitSpray ADDT.


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Risks and challenges

Forecast Risk
The risk of not delivering our services on time is low. The BitSpray ADDT code is mature and stable. The consumer version is a demilitarized version of BitSpray Xtreme, now version 3.0. So the heavy lifting is already done. The work that will follow the completion of this Kickstarter campaign is a straightforward process of porting our existing libraries, written in Windows C and C#, to run on Apple and Android devices, and create a snappy new interface that runs on all phones, pads and slates. The first service we will deliver is dispersed cloud-based transmission and storage of information. Windows laptop and desktop users will have that service within a few weeks. Apple and Android will follow as the porting continues. The email system is a new build. However, BitSpray software already sends email and cell phone text which is used for our Multifactor Authentication (Premium Service only). So receiving email is a straightforward task. BitSpray and Astegic software engineers are adept at writing everything from kernel drivers to ecommerce websites. So, as they say at NASA, confidence is high.

Infrastructure Risk
Nearly all of our infrastructure is cloud based. We already have servers and storage in Chicago and Dallas, and will soon be load balanced and expand to Sterling, Virginia. This core can be expanded rapidly to handle any anticipated subscriber sign-up load. Support services needs to be built out, but the core of that is already in place. And more importantly, we've done it all before. All of our management and engineering talent are highly experienced and well-seasoned in the rigors of start-up entrepreneurship. The tasks ahead require workmanlike attention to detail. That we well understand, and we are agile, so we don’t anticipate any surprises we can’t handle.

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