Built a cyber-security solution which could be readily utilised by users without a background in cyber-security. This is a proof-of-concept, no-code, digital-security solution that utilises Block-Chain technology, allowing users to set access controls and to verify the identities of staff.

Chain-Guard is designed with entrepreneurs, young IT firms, and Small-to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in mind.

At its full potential, Chain-Guard will allow users without a cyber-security competency, to do the work of a security specialist. This empowerment through technology will allow these smaller business entities to operate without having to hire in a dedicated cyber-security expert.

The tasks that Chain-Guard will enable users to do include setting a hierarchy of permissions for users in a local network (preventing access to sensitive information, limiting the use of important hardware / software functions); to send encrypted information that has a verified sender and receiver; and to repel attempts by malware to infect a firm's devices.

The Block-Chain technology has been used for many years as a medium of monetary transactions, but as recently as 2019 it has been suggested that this same technology could be used for security solutions.

Based on the work of Y. Ren et al. (2019) the application will use the Ethereum network as the basis to send secure, encrypted commands; allowing users to securely modify the permissions / access of users, and send data securely.

Inspired by the success of technologies like Wix, I believed no-code solutions meant to appeal to non-competent end-users, will be major market in the future. Thus I see the value in a security application meant to accommodate an end user with a security competency, while offering all the powers of an access control system.