Storing and managing sensitive information

I've got a bit of a need to store some sensitive data, and have it available wherever I am and whatever I'm doing. What I'm after is basically a slightly enhanced wiki – my full list of requirements reads:

  • Secure
  • Web accessible
  • Ability to view offline when required
  • Syncs locally across multiple computers (PC and Mac)
  • Data must be exportable if required
  • Doesn't have to be free.
  • Ability to store whatever – files, text, rich text (this one is actually low priority, could be text only)

The best fit so far is a simple Notes/Domino document library (one which has had some web usability enhancements of course), but I'd like to explore other options before I go down that path.

EverNote comes close, except I'm not sure how secure it is. Google documents also comes close, except it's not available offline (plus everyone knows that Google <insert your favourite google conspiracy theory here> etc). I've got plenty of hosting capacity on my hosting provider, so if there's something I can download and customise then that works too. I'm coming very close to just writing something.

Anyone got any bright ideas or interesting suggestions?

Posted on Monday, February 02, 2009 11:05 PM |

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  • # re: Storing and managing sensitive information
    Commented on 2/2/2009 11:28 PM

    not sure how 'secure' it is, but ive been using dropbox a bit lately. has mac and pc clients, and web accessible.

  • # re: Storing and managing sensitive information
    Commented on 2/9/2009 10:06 AM

    What about using Google Documents with Google Gears for offline access.

    It's like the best part of Notes without the ickiness of the Notes Client. Or the Domino Server. Or IBM involvement. And you wouldn't be inadvertently supporting Ed Brill.

  • # re: Storing and managing sensitive information
    Commented on 2/9/2009 10:18 AM

    I think I've decided I don't want to do it in Domino - which is funny, as it is the perfect platform for it, but I don't have a suitable server to host it on.

    I've not looked at Google Gears, so I'll check that out.. to be honest, right now I'm leaning towards just writing something for my own use.

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