Q&A With Elemendar

Aviva Zacks
Aviva Zacks Cybersecurity Expert and Writer
Aviva Zacks Aviva Zacks Cybersecurity Expert and Writer

Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission.

Elemendar: Elemendar was founded in 2017 by Giorgos Georgopoulos and Syra Marshall at the UK’s first GCHQ / NCSC Cyber Accelerator. We are now a team of around 20. Our mission is to use AI (machine learning) to automate the processing of cyber threat intelligence to better defend organizations against cyber threats and to improve the lives of
cyber defenders. We are leading this area of technology and work with world-class industry collaborators
including governments, defense organizations, enterprises, and the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) in North Carolina.

SD: What is the main service your company offers?

Elemendar: Elemendar has developed an AI-based technology that “reads” human authored cyberthreat intelligence, the reports that describe how new cyber attacks are being carried out. Our technology then translates these documents into machine-actionable code which can be fed directly into defensive operations, speeding up the time it takes to both understand new, fast-moving threats and neutralize them.

Our flagship product is called READ. This combines the powerful AI translation abilities with an easy-to-use, yet powerful, user interface that allows cyber defenders to process cyberthreat intelligence reports at volume and more than 20X faster than they could alone.

  • READ. is up to 20x faster than human analysis
  • Saves costs through faster threat analysis and remediation
  • READ. analyses CTI accurately at volume
  • Defends against new threats faster

SD: What is something unique that helps you stay ahead of your competition?

Elemendar: Through our development/modification process, which is ongoing when dealing with AI and machine learning, we have had the privilege of working with a number of government organizations and large threat vendors. Because of this, we are able to implement new intelligence capabilities within READ. at pace. This has made us world leaders in this field.

SD: What do you think are the worst cyberthreats today?

Elemendar: Unpatched and zero-day vulnerabilities and ransomware.

About the Author
Aviva Zacks
Aviva Zacks
Cybersecurity Expert and Writer

About the Author

Aviva Zacks is a content manager, writer, editor, and really good baker. When she's not working, she enjoys reading on her porch swing with a cup of decaf.

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