Innovation in Business Q2 2022

Q2 2022 INNOVATION THROUGH INSIGHT The world of cybersecurity operates at the cutting-edge of technology, keeping up with the threats and challenges that businesses are facing in their day-to-day operations. We take a look at ANY.RUN, the first interactive online service for cybersecurity specialists. Acting as a hub of information in this revolutionary industry, they are worthy winners in the Technology Innovator Awards. DigiDumpling Ltd Collaborative Project Management

This issue is dedicated to presenting you with intricate ideas, transformation, and revolutionary developments. By casting our eye over these pioneering businesses, and shining a light on their brilliance, we can see how the world is positively progressing because of them. If we take a step back and look at the technology industry of today, we can take note of the incredible advancements in the world of Artificial Intelligence, design, video platforms, computer systems, and much more. Wherever we look, there is some kind of digital expansion that is making a huge impact on how we experience business. This issue unveils ideas and implementations from game-changers in the technological sphere. Working with a variety of sectors, these people, companies, firms, and freelancers are enriching every enterprise that they touch. Not only do they fix issues that may arise, but they also prevent problems from occurring – so businesses don’t have to spend their time worrying. We are proud to present these trendsetters in the technology industry and we look forward to welcoming you back for our next issue. Sofi Bajor, Editor Website: Welcome to our brand new issue of Innovation in Business Magazine. Innovation in Business is devoted to offering insight and features from across the global business landscape. This quarterly magazine is committed to bringing you updates on the digital world and all that it encompasses in this age of sophisticated technology. Editorial Team Sif Brookes, Senior Editor | Sofi Bajor, Editor Daniel Long, Writer | Rebecca Scotland, Writer | Gabriel Muers, Writer | Amelia Walker, Writer Design Team Daniela Levinte, Graphic Designer | Lauren Baldwin, Junior Graphic Designer AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.

4. News - Latest Figures Reflect Need for Data-Driven Hiring - Data Reveals Fintech and Payroll Software Improved Efficiencies During the Pandemic 6. Action In Automation 7. Login with ID4me 8. One-Stop Insurance Solution 11. Innovation Through Insight 12. Collaborative Project Management 15. Teaching an Old Industry New Tricks 16. A Vision In Video 19. Study Finds Bad Employee Cybersecurity Habits are Leaving Businesses at Risk 20. Why do you need a malware sandbox? 22. What Does the Future of Transport Connectivity Look Like? 25. Using Artificial Intelligence to Hack Growth Marketing for SMEs 26. Secon outlines the top 10 cyber security trends for 2022 Contents

NEWS “The latest figures show that skills shortages remain a great concern for employers. The fact that job openings continue to break records indicates that hiring teams are still struggling to find and hire the right talent. With vacancies now surpassing the unemployment level, the competition for resources is only going to intensify. This is why rethinking recruitment approaches will be crucial to hiring teams and recruitment agencies in the new world of work. Latest Figures Reflect Need for Data-Driven Hiring Responding to the latest reports from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which revealed that the number of job vacancies in February to April 2022 rose to a new record of 1,295,000; an increase of 33,700 from the previous quarter and up 499,300 from the pre-coronavirus levels, global recruitment software provider, JobAdder, has highlighted the need for datadriven hiring decisions. “It is no longer enough for recruiters and employers to take the age-old reactive approach to recruitment and only hire when there are openings. Today’s market requires real engagement with continual building and nurturing of the talent pool. “Data and technology have never been more powerful, yet there are hiring teams and recruitment firms still using the age-old spreadsheet to manage their candidate databases. This is simply unproductive and will make them vulnerable to a range of flaws and risks – including outdated information – that will hinder hiring efforts in a fast-moving market. “If businesses and staffing agencies hope to compete in the war for talent in 2022, they will need to utilise data-driven hiring methods, such as integrated applicant tracking systems, to streamline the process, identify who is right for the role, and engage them quickly and effectively.” Read more here.

The shift to remote working and spike in fintech investment improved payroll efficiencies globally. That’s according to a report from leading global employee pay provider, CloudPay. According to the Global Payroll Efficiency Index (PEI), First Time Approvals (FTAs) increased almost 2% globally in the year following the Covid-19 outbreak while data input issues dropped more than 4% and the number of issues per 1000 payslips fell 24%. These figures suggest that process efficiencies improved at a time when investment in payroll software improved as teams switched to operating remotely. This is in line with the results of a joint study by the World Bank, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, and World Economic Forum, which revealed a strong growth in all types of digital financial services during the first half of 2020. The report introduces a new Payroll Difficulty concept – analysing the complexity of payroll processes, software maturity and talent availability to benchmark how efficiency is being impacted by wider, uncontrollable market conditions. The data – which benchmarks payroll processing KPIs across 130+ countries – showed that the complexity of data collection in a remote working environment had a marginal impact on the number of days required to complete payroll processing, with global figures reporting an additional 0.1 days in calendar length for payroll. The percentage of supplemental runs also rose, up over 4% globally, though this can largely be attributed to the increase in the number of employees being laid off during the pandemic which resulted in termination payment requirements. CloudPay CEO, Paul Bartlett, commented on the data: “While our data shows that just 0.01% of payslips globally had inaccuracies in 2018, this metric only scratches the surface of the key performance indicators that need to be measured. The effort and investment that had to go into achieving this provides a much clearer picture as to whether or not processes are currently working, which is why we launched our PEI report. It’s encouraging to see that overall payroll efficiencies improved in the year following the Covid outbreak when many teams were operating in a remote capacity. What this does highlight is that payroll technology – which was heavily relied on during national lockdowns – can significantly improve efficiencies.” Read more here. Data Reveals Fintech and Payroll Software Improved Efficiencies During the Pandemic

May21135 Action In Automation In a world of enterprises modernizing their applications across the board – including businesses such as MoneyGram, Verizon, and SonicWall – Rafay Systems is providing a turn-key solution for the use of Kubernetes. Originally created and open-sourced by Google, Kubernetes (k8s) is a container orchestration system that has been designed to automate computer application deployment, scaling, and management. Consequentially, Kubernetes is quickly becoming mission-critical to enterprise operations, with its environments expected to comply with all the operational and security requirements they impose on their missioncritical infrastructure. Rafay Systems provides this with an easy-to-use SaaS approach – called the Kubernetes Management Cloud (KMC) – allowing the scalable implementation and management of Kubernetes – something it is proud to say works no matter which k8s distribution is used and no matter where the applications reside: on site, in public clouds, or at the network’s edge. Rafay Systems has made a name for itself as the most turnkey Kubernetes management platform currently available. Up and running in a matter of hours, Rafay Systems can get infrastructures of all scales functioning with Kubernetes, especially appealing to large enterprise scale businesses as its cloud-based architecture lends itself splendidly to a large-scale business model. Rafay Systems’ zero-trust security fabric and support for both infrastructure and application lifestyle management sets it apart from the rest. Notably, it also has a broad set of native integrations that makes the implementation process an easy and streamlined one for DevOps engineers, cutting down on setup time and making for secure, reliable workflows. All of these capabilities means that it has a low total cost of ownership, allowing companies to manage more applications with less overhead. Slowly but surely, Rafay Systems is fulfilling its mission of becoming the leading enterprise-grade Kubernetes management solution – both for For companies with DevOps teams spending more time on Kubernetes than deploying applications, Rafay Systems has made itself the go-to solution. Knowing the importance of Kubernetes management for organizations trying to modernize their applications, especially at large scale, Rafay Systems is the leading provider. corporations and MSPs – allowing them to integrate applications across a myriad of different infrastructures. Furthermore, its dedication to being enterprise grade is reflected in every aspect of its business. This includes its customer service; KMC is backed by world-class customer support, and Rafay Systems is committed to ensuring its customers can reap all the benefits of its unified cloud approach. Using Kubernetes to provision a cluster is just the first step. Every Kubernetes cluster created requires its own maintenance and installation of multiple components to make it work for in a missioncritical enterprise environment. Given that businesses will always end up with many clusters across their infrastructure, clients are encouraged to think of Kubernetes as a journey of learning that will involve multiple stages, resulting in an incredibly powerful enabler for enterprise-wide app modernization. When done right, such things will be a massive boon to business. However, the DevOps team in charge of such things is required to be proficient in dozens of other ecosystem technologies in order to deploy, operate, and create such a Kubernetes environment, making it a fiddly task as each will need to be upgraded as and when new versions or patches are created. Kubernetes cannot be ad-hoc; it requires efficient and effective management in order to be beneficial and poor management can be incredibly costly. This is where Rafay Systems really shines, taking the stress of juggling each of these factors off of the client in order to allow them to create as many clusters as they need for their business, no matter which k8s distributions the client employs and no matter where the clusters exist. With its SaaS approach, turnkey workflows, Zero-Trust security, and enterprise-grade support, it has made itself the go-to Kubernetes management solution in the industry. Company: Rafay Systems Contact: Sean Wilcox Website:

Apr21843 Login with ID4me Based in Brussels, ID4me focuses on providing end-users with open and internationally available identity services that adhere to security and data protection standards, that foster user choice and that avoid identity lock-ins. We find out more about the organisation and its plans for the future. ID4me is a not-for-profit organisation with a federated approach. It consists of an open group of Internet service providers, software developers, and other entities that care about the future of the Internet and want to defend its distributed and federated architecture when it comes to digital identities. Founded in 2018 in Brussels, ID4me’s protocol was designed to allow the federated login and distribution of personal information across the Internet. It was born as a response to the growing centralization of everyday logins and identities into the hands of a few big Internet platforms and of their social media offerings, and it has the decentralization and distribution of identity services, including self-hosted identities, as its core objective. Created with the aim of providing open, selfsovereign digital identity standards providing freedom of choice and ease of use to the users, ID4me’s mission is to provide and distribute an open protocol to every digital identity provider to enable the interoperability of independent, heterogeneous systems. “All systems work together seamlessly in order to exchange data in an efficient, secure and usable manner and with no additional effort for the user,” explains Katja Speck, the organisation’s Managing Director. The organisation’s internal culture reflects its mission as being an open, diverse, international federated organisation which doesn’t just care about the future of the Internet but also about its team members. To use the ID4me protocol, neither individuals nor organisations have to become a member, the protocol is open source available via its website. Working in such a competitive market, it is imperative that ID4me differentiates itself from others operating within the same space. It does this through several factors: TRANSPARENCY: ID4me AISBL is a non-profit organisation that maintains and develops a standard. Since it does not sell a product, there is no reason to make money with the data of the end users. The members of the organisation stand for an open Internet that builds and supports an association of identity providers and is committed to an open, transparent and binding framework of guidelines for the ID4me standard. PRIVACY: by enabling users to decide who to grant access to their personal information, and revoke access if necessary. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: with portability of a user’s identity between ID4me identity providers. INTEROPERABILITY: ID4me does not compete with other digital identity providers or technologies. On the contrary, each of these providers and technologies should be “delegable” via ID4me with little effort, i.e. every provider can use ID4me to provide their users with a broader use of their identity. “We are working within a fast paced technology industry but with our initiative, we are trying to solve a problem for the next decades,” emphasises Katja. “That’s why we are not focusing on pace but instead on sustainability. ID4me builds on existing established standards: OpenID, OAuth and the DNS – that has proven to be scalable globally.” Regarding the future, ID4me has big plans and Katja explains more. “In recent years, another paradigm has been proposed to reach similar objectives as we have: Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI). The concept is broad and not univocally defined, but the basic idea is that end-users would create, store and manage their identities directly. We acknowledge and share the objectives of the SSI concept, and we want to make ID4me fit for use in SSI applications. At the same time, we think that, for the average Internet user, a “pure SSI” identity service may be hard to handle; acquiring an identity from an ID4me service provider would be more user-friendly and effective in terms of customer support, security practices, regulatory compliance, recovery of lost credentials and other nontechnical issues.” This is why in 2021 ID4me is starting to make its identities usable within an SSI framework to promote the mass adoption of SSI-compatible online identities, by giving Internet users the best of both the SSI and the OIDC worlds. Contact: Katja Speck Web Address:

One-Stop Insurance Solution Quick Silver Systems is a software developer that provides the Mercury Policy and Claims Administration System, is an end-to-end policy and claims offering for the P&C Insurance Industry. Company founder, Sean Pitcher, brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, having been in the insurance industry for more 25 years and having held a producers’ license in NC. In 2000, he found himself working for an insurance company in St. Petersburg, Florida as the VP of Information Technology where he had inherited various systems supporting the carrier he worked for. Through using the technology first-hand on the carrier side, he saw the need for vastly improved systems and much needed automation. With no one committed to using any new system, Sean decided to take his life savings, including a 401k that he cashed in, and he started a software company out of the back bedroom of his house with one other employee. By 2016, that business had more than 125 employees in the USA and 28 insurance installations in everything from small five person MGAs to a billion dollar company. Then, in 2016, as the majority owner, Sean decided to sell that software company to a publicly traded company and he initially retired. However, within just a few months, Sean found that he missed the challenges of building a business and great software so he started a new company and eventually that led him back into the insurance business. Taking his years of experience, as well as many lessons learned through building a successful insurance software system, Sean built the Mercury Policy and Claims System from the ground up to be a 100% web based modular solution specifically geared for the small to midsized insurance carrier, MGA, or TPA. The company’s focus is in Property and Casualty and from the start it has automated everything from code testing to delivery with sophisticated CI (Continuous Integration) and CD (Continuous Delivery) processes. These processes allow Quick Silver to deliver code from developer to a live test site with 100% automation utilising over 600 functional tests as well as ensuring that at least 80% of the core code being tested passes with 100% a success rate in about 30 minutes. “Our goal is to allow the small to medium-sized carrier or start-up to compete with the largest industry players for a fraction of the cost,” Sean embellishes. “We have geared our process to automate many of the tedious tasks which improves quality and reduces our costs so much that these savings are being passed on to our clients. In addition, we offer modular solutions with zero license costs that include every feature we have, so even carriers on a beer budget can implement a system with a fine wine taste.” Sean’s mission now is to make Quick Silver a one-stop-shop to fully automate an insurance carrier through the use of modular components Providing insurance underwriting software solutions, Quick Silver Systems may only be a relatively young company, but its founder has a history of success within the industry. We speak to Sean Pitcher about what makes the firm stand tall above the rest. Contact: Sean Pitcher Company: Quick Silver Systems, Inc. Web address: and an API for both inbound and outbound access to the system and its components. The Quick Silver offering is vast, and includes: Rate, Quote, Bind, and Issuance, Comparative Rating, Microservices, Document Imaging, Workflow, SMS Text Messaging, IVR (Interactive Voice Response), Check Writing, Every form of payment collection including Credit Cards, Debit Cards, ACH, EFT, Electronic Checks, Billing, General Ledger, Forms, Letters and Documents, a Rules Engine, VIN lookup, FEIN Lookup, Phone Lookup, Custom Search, First Notice of Loss, Tracking of Reserves by feature for Indemnity and Expense, Diary and Notes, Various levels of access control and Full Audit features as well as full Underwriting, Claims, Customer Service Portals and much more. So, what is it that distinguishes Quick Silver from others operating in this fiercely competitive sector? While there are many systems already out there, a lot of them are also extremely cost prohibitive for the small to medium-sized carrier, MGA, TPA, or insurance start-up. Until the Mercury System came along the choices were often limited to spending at least a million dollars for a new system OR selecting from less than ideal “half solutions” and trying to compete with subpar solutions. In addition, the software industry has had its fair share of expensive and failed implementations so being able to get into a system at $0 license cost is extremely attractive from a risk standpoint. “We believe that we have a perfect solution specifically geared for our customer niche in both the breadth of our feature set and an attractive price point,” says Sean. “We offer all of the system’s modules and features in one fully configurable system with the ability to pay zero license costs and time and materials for implementation. In addition, we have a fully functional screen building system to WYSIWYG the screen design with drag and drop functionality.” This means that Quick Silver designers can create new screens and edit the existing screens with ease, reducing the time to facilitate changes and allowing companies to truly customise their system however they want. Apr21077 “We have geared our process to automate many of the tedious tasks which improves quality and reduces our costs so much that these savings are being passed on to our clients. In addition, we offer modular solutions with zero license costs that include every feature we have, so even carriers on a beer budget can implement a system with a fine wine taste.”

Sean and the team strongly believe in full documentation and prior to any code or system implementation, Quick Silver will create documentation and share it via the internet, so clients have continual input very early on in the development process, long before the actual screen is in production. This helps to reduce timelines and allows for a fully customised solution that fits the clients processes rather than the need for an insurance carrier to change their process for the sake of the system. Finally, all bug fixes are free, so if the system isn’t doing what it is supposed to do and the company has already delivered that feature, it will be fixed with no additional cost to the client. Many vendors are on strict time and materials billing so clients pay for the time involved even if it is fixing a mistake – that’s actually one of the frustrations that made Sean want to create new software more than 20 years ago – he grew tired of paying for fixes at another vendor that continually needed additional fixes for things that broke because of seemingly unrelated changes! All of this is coupled with the fact that the firm has years of experience in the insurance industry, plus all of its developers are here in the United States, thus reducing communication barriers and domain knowledge issues, making Quick Silver a clear leader in the market. As for the pandemic – now more than ever insurance carriers need the ability to perform remotely. Since Quick Silver’s system is 100% web Best Insurance Policy & Claims System (North America): Quick Silver Systems Quick Silver Systems is a software developer that provides the Mercury Policy and Claims Administration System, is an end-to-end policy and claims offering for the P&C Insurance Industry. based it was already the perfect solution for a remote workforce and is ready to quickly respond to catastrophic events where workers may need to suddenly be in the field or work from less-than-ideal locations. “As long as a system user has an internet connection and a computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone they can use the Mercury Policy and Claims System from anywhere in the world with all the same functionality as they would have sitting at their desk in an office.” With Quick Silver growing and adding clients at an even pace there is no real need to quickly grow as Sean prefers measured success and to run a company known for great customer service with an excellent system. “We continually strive to find and automate anything that is repetitive and we are always looking for new and better data to make our decisions,” he says. “One big push for us will be in the area of AI as we want to use AI in new and exciting ways within the system. “From a technology standpoint we think we have chosen a platform that will define the curve for years to come. As for the system functionality, we are continually expanding not only the features and functions but also the availability for outside access to data and APIs which continually offer all of our clients new and ever-increasing ways to look at their markets, rates, and the ability to continually improve their products so we have no plans on slowing down.”

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services. It has risen in popularity because researchers can easily access a lot of different tools within a second and most of these features are free. Over the last five years, more than 2 million public tasks have been developed, allowing them to interact directly with operating systems from any browser windows. The team also has its own signature analysis and shows you whether your submission has malicious or suspicious activity. With its clean and interactive approach, it’s easy to see why ANY. RUN stands out from the crowd. It allows researchers a deeper insight into what it’s like to use a machine that is under attack. Because the service tricks malware into executing as though it were on a real machine, it’s possible for users to influence and change the simulation at any time. This ability to rapidly explore the potential impact of malware leads to significantly less losses for their clients. ANY.RUN is the ideal solution for those who want to find fast, effective results. While much of what ANY.RUN had to offer is focused on the needs of cybersecurity experts, the platform is so intuitive that even the humblest beginner can find their way around this incredible resource. This sort of clever thinking is why the team’s products are so popular all around the world. As long as there is an internet connection and a laptop, it’s possible to learn and experiment with these new threats quickly and efficiently. Throughout the pandemic, this has been a major boon to tech workers everywhere. The industry has developed very quickly, competing with new malware authors who evolve rapidly. The success of ANY.RUN has come from its fast-growing community of developers and malware researchers, each committed to overcoming the challenges put forth by their rivals. Over the next year, the team intend to release many new features that will make this work easier than before, including services such as the Threat Intelligence service. Part of the team’s ambition is to extend the features offered on the firm’s community version so that there is a place where people can chat with each other and discuss the latest pieces of malware. When the team at ANY.RUN opened their doors in 2016, they couldn’t have known how invaluable a resource it would come. Their success in the technology sector is something to be celebrated, now and long into the future. Company: ANY.RUN Name: Anton Smagin Email: [email protected] Innovation Through Insight The world of cybersecurity operates at the cutting-edge of technology, keeping up with the threats and challenges that businesses are facing in their day-to-day operations. We take a look at ANY.RUN, the first interactive online service for cybersecurity specialists. Acting as a hub of information in this revolutionary industry, they are worthy winners in the Technology Innovator Awards 2021. May21135 Cybersecurity has been a vital part of the digital age, protecting users and businesses from threats to their data and processes. A cyberattack can have a devastating effect on organisations of all shapes and sizes. With these attacks coming in new and advanced forms every day, there is a clear need to adapt quickly to ensure the protection of society at large. When ANY.RUN was established in 2016, it was explicitly to provide a place where specialists could meet and discuss the latest threats that they had discovered. Through the pooling of resources, more than 200k analysts have been able to investigate, detect, and monitor malware on this platform. The main functionality of the service is free, so anyone can check a suspicious file or link. Malicious files can be dealt with directly, with these technological innovators able to examine and explore their behaviour in real time. Since 2019, ANY.RUN has become one of the most popular malware sandboxes in the world, with analysts from 195 countries using their

Collaborative Project Management Founded in 2013, DigiDumpling Ltd is a Hong Kong-based IT consulting company specialising in UX (user experience) and UI (user interface) design, website and mobile app design, and tailor-made system development. DigiDumpling is experienced in collaborating with different industries such as banking & finance, retail, fashion and beauty, construction, by offering well-rounded services and customised solutions, including advanced features such as ecommerce functionalities, Chatbot, AR, digitalised events, etc. Through collaborative project management, DigiDumpling aims to help clients excel in their field through effective digital transformation services, and it has developed long-term relationships with companies as a result. It has provided integrated total solutions for clients from different industries such as Club Monaco, Brooks Brothers, HKSAR Environmental Protection Department, Miniso Co., Ping An OneConnect Bank, Festival Walk, Wing Fung Financial Group, Hung Hing Printing Co., Aveda, King Prestige Club, and more. The company’s mission is to provide integrated technical solutions and consultancy services that could really help its clients to achieve digital transformation, increase operational efficiency through technologies and enhance better user experience. It has such a mission because founder, Cherry Huang found during her previous careers within the IT industry that there is a gap in the market as traditional technology companies are more focused on technical ways of thinking without actually understanding the client’s needs and the increased demand for user-friendly experience, while the digital marketing agencies are more on the creative side without solid technical ability which can lead to unrealistic planning and failure in project management. Many clients come to DigiDumpling because of its good sense of UX/UI consideration, as well as its support and consultancy on the ecommerce planning and functional strategies, which makes it realise the importance and market needs of these two aspects. It strives to enhance better user experience of its digital solutions and guide its team to have a UX-first/ design thinking mindset instead of simply just a technical/logical way of thinking. The main requirement of websites/apps a user-friendly design. As digital experts, DigiDumpling cares about the development process with a focus on technical matters, and it distils the development process into four stages. First is the consulting stage, where before kickstarting the project, DigiDumpling conducts user requirement analysis and technical specs to thoroughly understand the client’s needs. Second is the UX/UI stage where besides designing UI, it starts to build up wireframes and information architecture. Third is the development stage; connecting the backend, CMS and database with the frontend development is the main task. Lastly is the testing and launching stage, and the aim is to provide a top-notch aftersales service May21135

Collaborative Project Management including user training to its clients for better user experience. DigiDumpling achieved over 100% growth on revenue per year within its first three years, and also during this time, the team expanded from one member of staff to fifteen. With its stable client base, growing reputation and expanding team, it is seeing a surge in the market demand of digital transformation and technology consultancy, and is exploring the next technology trends such as IOT, O2O and big data analysis with its competitive core competence in order to stand out from the intense market competition and be the market leader and trendsetter. The company’s rapid business growth is seeing it planning to expand to a branch office in Taiwan this year, and a second branch office in China by 2022. Being in a male-dominated industry, female entrepreneurs are rarely seen. DigiDumpling prides itself on its intrinsic nature of keen eye for detail, sensitivity, emphasis on experience and support to others which helps it to better focus on the people side/user experience in technology. It also becomes an asset to its clients as they are not expecting to find a technician or coding guy, but they want to find an architect to build a wonderful online experience together. DigiDumpling believes that technology is not just about logic and coding; its core should be about collaboration and relationships with people. The company is also happy to see more females playing different roles in the IT industry and is glad to be able to provide more job opportunities to them as an employer. Company: DigiDumpling Ltd Contact: Cherry Huang Website: Email: [email protected]

Teaching an Old Industry New Tricks Utilising blockchain technology already championed by global banks and large institutions, Coadjute is a company seeking to bring property professionals together. Fostering better connectivity, more streamlined systems, and less time-consuming administrative work for staff, this innovative provider is gearing up for a successful launch and a bright future. Connecting the software that runs the property market, Coadjute is a company teaching an old industry new tricks with every innovation. Fundamentally, it uses an open blockchain network in order to connect the platforms already used by industry professionals across the board, from estate agents to conveyancers, and from mortgage brokers to lenders. This opens up a whole new range of possibilities for the industry as a whole to be both more efficient and more communicative. Through its platform, it offers the ability to see progress in real-time updates and the ability to securely share documents and messages relating to case work; it can even automate payment to make things more streamlined, simple, and reliable for both customers and businesses. The resulting product allows for a reduction in administration work for real estate and property professionals across the industry. By reducing the minutia, and making busy-work a simple and automatic process, its partners find that they have more time to focus on what’s important – client satisfaction. Furthermore, improved security makes everything that much more trustworthy, allowing professionals to feel confident when handling sensitive information or money, and clients to feel reassured that their assets are being managed well. This increases transparency and vastly reduces the risk of fraud. Additionally, property sales can be conducted faster than ever before, as the nature of the R3 Corda blockchain used in the Coadjute Network synchronises data across multiple platforms, integrated into the leading software programmes that professionals are already familiar with. Its current partners include Dezrez, MRI Real Estate Software, Osprey Approach, and more, regularly announcing more as the news of this up-and-coming network takes its industry by storm. Of course, in real estate, new technologies can be hard pressed to find acceptance; many businesses still use very traditional ways and means of serving their clients. This has not daunted Coadjute however, as it is committed to showing such companies that technological acumen can make things so much easier than trying to draw together a mix of ad-hoc connections in order to pull a sale together. Being the first real-time network for the property market – and unlike other attempts to provide technological unity in the property world – Coadjute’s unique selling point comes from the fact that it connects to what professionals are already using. With no need to duplicate systems, or go through costly migration and change, its network gives all the convenience and excellence of such a thing without the hassle, and has the added benefit of sharing data between businesses so that partners can connect to each other, not just Coadjute. Overall, it seeks to put professionals fully in the driver’s seat. In addition, by encouraging the property market to centralise, Coadjute hopes to help its industry to unlearn its tendencies to shy away from new technological investments. Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, as well as API connectivity platforms, are heralding in a new era of business that has been quickened by the advent of the pandemic. In short, the perfect time for property professionals to invest in Coadjute is now, as it invites prospective partners to join it in creating the new future of real estate, dedicated to ensuring every business has the opportunity to partake. It is this that has earned it backing by 4 global venture capitalist firms: Blockchain Valley Ventures, Collab+Currency, Ahimsa Capital, and Reech Corporation. With collaboration, innovation, and trust at its core, Coadjute is ready to fully launch this year; ‘It’s going to be a huge year’, it tells us, ‘not just for us, but for the UK property industry who will get the first real-time network for property transactions in the world’. Company: Coadjute Contact: James Francis Website: May21135 ... improved security makes everything that much more trustworthy, allowing professionals to feel confident when handling sensitive information or money, and clients to feel reassured that their assets are being managed well. This increases transparency and vastly reduces the risk of fraud.

WhadaTime is an interactive short video platform, a destination for users around the world to showcase, consume and engage with talent, ideas, creativity and culture from anyone, anywhere. Born from Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, WhadaTime is designed to connect viewers with performers, with an integrated AI element dedicated to advanced behavioral analysis for content consumption and creation. Innovation at WhadaTime is driven by a clear mission to empower anyone to become a performer, built on the belief that everyone is born with a talent – they just need the space and the platform to discover it and display it to the world. “Our goal is to be a stimulant that ignites that hidden ability of ordinary people to become the next global phenomenon through using the WhadaTime platform,” says Founder and CEO of WhadaTime, Shadman Sakib. “And to realize this objective, we are devoted to inventing features that will bring communities together that support each other in growth and positivity.” A Vision In Video WhadaTime is short video platform born from a mission to connect talented performers around the globe. Founder and CEO Shadman Sakib tells us more about what it is that sets WhadaTime apart in the competitive market of social media platforms in the wake of its success at the Technology Innovator Awards 2021. May21135 “Our goal is to be a stimulant that ignites that hidden ability of ordinary people to become the next global phenomenon through using the WhadaTime platform,” says Founder and CEO of WhadaTime, Shadman Sakib. “And to realize this objective, we are devoted to inventing features that will bring communities together that support each other in growth and positivity.” While more and more social media platforms for sharing video content are emerging in the market, none of them are able to match WhadaTime in its offering of a viable mechanic for content creators to collaborate with their viewers, a key trend that is often lacking on platforms like YouTube and more. Consequently, subscriber bases typically become segregated, leading to less than ideal KPIs for social media platforms. On the other hand, with its USPs centered around Collaboration and Engagement, WhadaTime has successfully combatted this issue of subscriber base segregation. With its proprietary features that are combined with a layer of AI-based analysis and recommendation, the subscriber base becomes more open and accessible to all. As a result, a performer can post videos, interact and collaborate with a variety of other performers, and users can rate one to be better over the other if they wish.

Creativity therefore exists at the core of WhadaTime, both in its offering and its internal culture. Combined with a strong sense of transparency and integrity, creativity is an essential asset in every member of the WhadaTime team, each of whom are driven by the company philosophy, ‘Evoke Brilliance’. “We believe in synergy, and everyone’s opinion matters,” Shadman explains. “The vision is an end goal that can be reached by following many roads, not just one; that’s why we are always quick to adapt and change to new ideas as long as it aligns with the greater goal.” As WhadaTime gains traction in the sphere of video content platforms, the future looks bright for the firm. “We are always excited about venturing into the unknown rather than following someone embarking on the known,” says Shadman. “We aim to set the trend by discovering solutions that were once thought not possible.” There is no doubt, therefore, that we can expect big and exciting things in the years to come from this innovative and entrepreneurial tech company. Contact: Shadman Sakib Company: WhadaTime Web Address: “We believe in synergy, and everyone’s opinion matters,” Shadman explains. “The vision is an end goal that can be reached by following many roads, not just one; that’s why we are always quick to adapt and change to new ideas as long as it aligns with the greater goal.”

Study Finds Bad Employee Cybersecurity Habits are Leaving Businesses at Risk SME insurer Superscript has found that complacent attitudes among employees towards cybersecurity is putting UK businesses more at risk. In a survey of 1,500 UK employees, 40% feel that upholding cybersecurity best practice is not their responsibility. Alarmingly, over a third (34%) claimed to be unaware of what preventative measures their company has in place to prevent such an attack, despite 53% claiming they rely on the systems their employers have in place to keep them safe. 45% stated they felt unconcerned about a cyber-attack as their employers should ensure they have insurance in place to cover any related losses. These findings emphasise the complacent attitudes employees have towards their role in keeping the workplace safe. Cameron Shearer, Co-Founder & CEO at Superscript commented, “A digital presence is a necessity for all modern businesses. This opens up new risks, and with the widespread adoption of hybrid working cyber attacks are sadly becoming more prevalent. It is important that businesses approach protection with a full 360° view. As a first step, businesses should be educating employees about the collective responsibility to cybersecurity and instil good habits. This is just as important as ensuring they have protective systems in place in case they are attacked, and insurance in place in case of a successful attack.” Even with the adoption of more advanced cybersecurity measures including biometric, multi-factor and computer recognition authentication, one in five (21%) still believe passwords to be the most secure measure while more than a quarter (29%) prefer passwords due to their ease of use. In fact, as many as 40% viewed multi-factor authentication as an inconvenience. This preference for convenience might explain common bad password habits identified by this study: • 34% have changed secure and ‘strong’ workplace passwords to a weaker but more memorable one that does not meet best practice i.e., not long, complex or include symbols • • 31% have shared their workplace passwords with colleagues and people outside of work • • 30% only use two-three different passwords at work • • 15% only use one password at work • • 12% did not change their password when notified that it had been compromised Employee naivety puts the onus on employers to educate their staff on cybersecurity Further insights from this finding including details of password selection habits, and the risks this poses can be found here at Jamie Akhtar, CEO and co-founder of CyberSmart said, “We have certainly seen an increased awareness among businesses, particularly SMEs, with regard to cybersecurity in the last couple of years. While encouraging, the next step requires us to make the transition from knowing ‘what to do’ to ‘how to do it’ and getting those best practices embedded into company culture. Now more than ever, businesses need to take a holistic approach to cybersecurity. It is no longer enough to rely solely on basic password practices. Rather, businesses and their employees must take on board other measures from regular security awareness training and implementing MFA, to updating software as well as adopting cyber insurance.” Employees had cited that virtual private network (VPN), antivirus software upgrades, multi-factor authentication, privacy screens, investment in cybersecurity training and cyber insurance upgrades had been introduced due to increased remote working*. Promisingly, 56% of those surveyed felt confident they knew what steps to take in the event of a cyber-attack or breach on their computer whilst working remotely. An understanding of the risks posed to businesses was also prevalent among employees**. When asked which common cybersecurity risks posed the most danger to their businesses, employees identified business interruption (49%), privacy liability (43%) and payment card data breaches (40%) as the top three threats.

Why do you need a malware sandbox? What is a malware sandbox? Malware sandbox is an established class of solutions on the market. The main task of a sandbox is to check the objects placed in it, collect events in the network for further analysis, as well as process the collected data. Each event is verified according to configured policies. A sandbox is an isolated environment where an object, such as a suspicious file, is sent for analysis. The sandbox collects as much telemetry and context as possible from the pre-configured sensors in the network. The sensors can be any existing device or application: a mail gateway, workstation agents, or a firewall that sends files to the sandbox for inspection. Or a malware analyst can upload a file or submit a link for further research by themselves. It is important to check malware in different circumstances. And almost all operating systems are supported by a sandbox to reveal malware behavior. A customized sandbox is already a tool against targeted attacks. Customization, as always, depends on the user’s priorities. Why do you need a malware sandbox? It is not always possible to detect malicious code in static analysis. The sandbox allows you to deploy a sample, examine its work and behavior in dynamics. The tool helps to build protection against any malicious objects: backdoors, downloaders, bankers, ransomware, etc. Websites, applications, and operating systems – the service landscape is huge. The sandbox is often placed in the DMZ segment, between the perimeter firewall and the core. What is the difference between a sandbox and an antivirus? A malware sandbox dynamically analyzes objects in an isolated network environment that has no connection to the company’s network and allows the object to reveal itself as much as possible. Host-based antivirus works another way around, it aims to block malware and its actions. Antivirus or EDR is the next tier of protection. Most importantly, the malicious object should not reach the workstation. What types of objects are handled by the sandbox? It can be links, binaries, word or excel files, images, any customer objects. It is worth mentioning that there is no sense in analyzing files larger than 300 MB. There are separate specific solutions for analyzing large files, this is very rarely needed. Malicious objects get to sandbox from several sources like Firewalls, mail gateway, WAF. And many standard protocols are supported for the exchange: Syslog, ICAP, SMTP, NFS. You can integrate the sandbox via To solve the problem of identifying previously unknown malware samples help malware sandboxes – protection systems that allow you to evaluate the security of software by running and analyzing it in an isolated virtual environment. This article will lead you through all the details of what it is and why any organization needs this service. Company: ANY.RUN. Email: [email protected] an API into almost any environment, so all kinds of organizations can benefit from this tool. Does the sandbox help protect against an APT attack? Yes, the sandbox helps in defending against advanced persistent threats, APT attacks because it allows you to analyze events in depth. A malicious object can have different signatures and bypass the antivirus, but the behavior stays about the same, which the sandbox shows. One of the main goals is to make the sandbox the most attractive for malware so that it can expose itself as much as possible in a controlled, secure environment. For example, the interactive approach of ANY.RUN sandbox triggers malware that requires direct human actions. Drag a mouse, tap keys, create specific files and folders, open documents – do everything to trick malware. Of course, you can create your own isolated environment for malware analysis from scratch. But it takes a lot of effort and time in preparation. And still, there is a chance that your sandbox will not be secure enough, invisible for malware, and provide the necessary information. To speed up the process we recommend using ready-made solutions like ANY. RUN. It is an online service, so you can run a sample from anywhere and get results right away.