Periodic Reporting for period 1 - PerfectDashboard 2.0 (First single platform for efficient and security aware management of CMS based websites)
Reporting period: 2016-10-01 to 2016-12-31
Perfect Dashboard 2.0 addresses the very up-to-date challenge in the domain of cyber security which affects today thousands of websites administrators worldwide – necessity to efficiently introduce updates to popular website engines and extensions to CMS platforms such as WordPress and Joomla. It contributes to the cyber security providing a tool to prevent potential attacks on majority of web pages managed with CMS platforms. By doing so, it helps eliminate and minimise significant number of potential acts of cyber exploiting vulnerabilities of majority of web sites.
Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far
The conducted technology and market analysis demonstrated the viability of the technology to reach the market. Extensive consultation with representatives of IT industry, freelancers, experts from Berkeley University, and CMS communities influencers confirmed that it truly contributes to the cyber security providing a tool for web administrators to prevent potential attacks on majority of web pages managed with CMS such as Joomla and WordPress. We elaborated Feasibility Study conducting both technological and market related assessment of the planned development identifying necessary steps, resources and risks linked to bringing our solution to the market. Its viability has been also confirmed by the several letters of interest signed by existing and possible customers. We conducted IPR analysis with assistance of external law office, performed analysis of competitive solutions, and identified collaborators for the pilot trials to be performed as continuation of the Phase 1 project within planned Phase 2.
Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)
Our solution can increase safety in the Internet by helping web page managers be far more effective in their daily routines primarily focused on updating web pages commonly developed with popular CMS platforms in order to remove identified vulnerabilities and thus prevent or mitigate hackers’ activities. With our application already proven by individual web admins one may not only introduce necessary changes in the code mitigating the risk of a security breach much faster than ever before, but can ensure the final effect does not impact on the web page layout and its contents. Through conducted surveys within Phase 1 we confirmed on specific features highly needed by corporate users in media, technology and entertainment sectors. With our solution, they can ensure their web services are provided in an undisturbed and secure way avoiding potential loss of reputation due to web page being hacked.