GREYCORTEX is happy to announce that we have been selected to be part of the 2018 EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs program. This event, which happens in Amsterdam between the 21st and 24th of April, 2018, brings together companies selected as among the most innovative and advanced, worldwide. In addition to being one of only 30 companies selected to attend, GREYCORTEX is also the first Czech company in the history of the program to be selected.
GREYCORTEX is happy to announce that we have successfully entered the Japanese market with our first office outside of Europe, and first Japanese partner and customers.
GREYCORTEX is happy to announce that we, represented by Petr Chmelar, Chief Research Officer, successfully participated as a member of the Situational Awareness (Yellow) Team in the recent “Crossed Swords 2018” cyber defense training exercise, held in Latvia and organized by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in cooperation with CERT.LV.
Cybercrime is evolving at drammatic speed and at every moment, hackers and attackers are figuring out new strategies to compromise organizations and industries. The cybersecurity sector must not fall behind these attackers.
GREYCORTEX is happy to announce that CEO and Co-Owner Petr Chaloupka was named to the New Europe 100 (NE100). The list is made up of individuals selected by the Financial Times, Google, the Visegrad Fund, and Res Publica.
GREYCORTEX is happy to announce that our MENDEL network security tool is now part of the Brno University of Technology (VUT) cybersecurity program. MENDEL is used as part of the compulsory Bachelor’s course called “Information and Communication Technologies Security 2”, offered in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication specifically the Information Security Program.
“Threat hunting,” or “cyber threat hunting” is the process of proactively and iteratively searching through networks and datasets to detect threats that evade existing automated tools and is done by a threat hunter or security analyst. It is essential for network security because it works to identify hidden threats within an existing set of network data.
GREYCORTEX is happy to report that it is able to detect the BadRabbit ransomware. This ransomware appeared in Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine) but has begun to spread across several countries including South Korea, Poland, the Baltic, and regions. It uses an NSA-based exploit known as “EternalRomance” to enter networks and spreads by SMB port.
MENDEL is able to detect this ransomware in two different ways:
The success continues for GREYCORTEX. This time, the team was first overall at the Pitch Competition at the 3rd Annual European Cybersecurity Forum held in Krakow, Poland on October 10th and 11th, 2017. The event featured cybersecurity-focused speakers from government and industry across Europe, as well as several from North America.
GREYCORTEX took home the top prize in its category at the Czech Finals of the 2017 Central European Startup Awards (CESA). The Czech final, held on September 25th in Prague, recognized GREYCORTEX as the Best AI Startup in the country.