RiNAZ

Riya Jain
3 min readNov 21, 2021

Team RiNAZ brings you, a NAS (Network Attached Storage) that enables you to securely upload files on the go using a Raspberry Pi Zero.

Who doesn’t want less clutter on their devices? People are used to online storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. not only frees up space but also helps in easy file sharing, but reliable cloud storage solutions come at a recurring price. One can also use physical hard drive storage but they pile up and can take a lot of space. Using a NAS keeps your data protected and clears up space be it on your devices or you’re your bags! So we Team RiNAZ came up with a Network storage server and proudly present it to you- RiNAZ.

Our NAS is cost-efficient and provides a convenient way to backup e-documents, files, and other important data for future use. RiNAZ is not a replacement for Google drive or USBs but also user-friendly and streamlined. RiNAZ focuses on data redundancy to minimize the loss of data during a hardware failure. Alongside, it comes with an app to make the process of upload and download hassle-free for the user.

The importance of e documents has grown with the boom of technology. Almost everyone has saved some of their vital information in the form of an e document. An e document allows easier access to data, has improved accountability and transparency, and has reduced cost. However, there is a downside to this. Since these e documents may be circulated through the internet they can be subjected to a cyber-attack.

WHY RINAZ?

Using RiNAZ you can have your own personal cloud your data can only be accessed by you so less worrying about the security of your storage like an external disk, it can be accessed multiple at once. You can customize it the way you want. Multiple levels of permissions for data access and user settings

How does it Work?

RiNAZ primarily runs on OMV {Open Media Vault} on a RaspberryPi which makes it a compact system that can be accessed from or through your Home Network

The RiNAZ file sharing app automatically sorts all of your files be it in any format or from any date so it is easier for the user to find what they want; no need to go through all of the collected files just dump them in your pictures and the app will automatically sort it out for you!

Our short-term goals would be to complete the basic setup, which involves the setting up of the NAS and making sure it’s working. We will tweak and modify it to meet the expectations. Next, we will apply RAID, cache, and apply access to encryption. This would be one of our main steps as it's one of our USPs.

For the app development, we will work on the backend; adding features like sorting, indexing, face detection. Alongside, we will make sure our app is user-friendly, easier to sift through, and appealing to the human eye.

Our long-term goal would be to do an analysis of our growth and progress and make improvements if required. With the ever-evolving world of technology, it is important for us to stay up to date, and go ahead to make the necessary changes and enhancements.

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Riya Jain

Security Researcher | Penetration Tester | Red Team | Blue Team | eJPT|CAP | CND | Purple Team