Stewart Bertram

About Stewart Bertram

Stewart Bertram is Head of Cyber Threat intelligence here at Elemendar. With more than 15 years experience in intelligence and security, Stewart ensures that our AI maintains superior capabilities in understanding CTI. Stewart’s experience within the Cyber Threat community spans both across the private and public sector. Highlights include involvement in leading some of the early threat led penetration testing projects under the UK’s CBEST, Netherland’s TIBER and Hong Kong’s iCAST programs. Similarly, developing one of the first online training courses for CREST accredited CTI qualifications and building and running a number of enterprise level CTI teams.

Disinformation: Measuring The Bullsh*t-To-Truth Ratio

Disinformation works best when blended with a drop of truth. Consider the Philadelphia Experiment (BS) combined with degaussing technology research (truth). Or microchips in vaccines (BS) with the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (truth).  The recipe is clear: Just as a spoonful of sugar makes the microchip-laced medicine go down, if you

By |2023-09-13T09:31:38+00:00September 12th, 2023|

AI and Disinformation – Partners in Crime or Mere Acquaintances?

Disinformation and artificial intelligence (AI) are two topics that are quickly becoming interlinked. The boss of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Jeremy Fleming, recently commented that AI could lead to an ‘explosion’ in disinformation.  Another concerning observation came from the credible Gordon Crovitz, Co-chief executive of NewsGuard: an organisation

By |2023-06-01T10:06:19+00:00June 1st, 2023|

Memetic Hazards – Fringe Science or Disinformation Super-Weapon?

There's is a lot of talk at the moment about the future of disinformation and what changes technology will bring. Artificial intelligence (AI) is dominating the conversation. But it’s not the only show in town, especially when we look to the future of disinformation.  Let’s take a look at the

By |2023-05-18T09:31:47+00:00May 17th, 2023|

Analysing Disinformation: What Can Be Applied From CTI?

APT 28, APT 1, Conti, Lazarus Group and Anonymous are all names that have become ‘poster children’ for cyber threats over the past decade or so. Identifying, describing, and monitoring threat actors/groups is indeed a cornerstone of modern Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI). Many security service providers differentiate themselves by the

By |2023-04-04T09:55:18+00:00March 31st, 2023|

Field Report, South Korea: Elemendar and the Department of International Trade Mission

Elemendar recently made our first official visit to the Republic of Korea (South Korea). We were part of the UK’s Department of International Trade mission, run during Cyber Week by the British Embassy in Seoul. South Korea has long been somewhat of a ‘promised land’ for Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI).

By |2023-03-02T14:11:04+00:00March 2nd, 2023|

Let Slip The Dogs of (Cyber) War – Says The Kremlin (basically)

“Russia wants to legalise cybercrime for homeland [security]” – Oh My, that IS shocking! Was my initial reflection on this headline from a piece by Gintara Radauskas published in Cybernews. I then immediately thought this article was either A.) a case of sloppy reporting (I hoped) or B.) a further

By |2023-03-01T09:48:38+00:00February 28th, 2023|

MITRE ATT&CK: Useful or SOC Window Dressing?

No one can dispute that MITRE ATT&CK is now a cornerstone of modern Cyber Threat Intelligence. Many security programs have been built around the framework, including Elemendar’s flagship tool, READ. READ. uses machine learning to extract ATT&CK tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) from text documents.  But despite its lauded status,

By |2023-01-16T11:18:18+00:00January 12th, 2023|

Analysing Disinformation: Defining The Capability Of A Threat

Disinformation is the new kid on the block of the threat and risk analysis community. Tricky to define and challenging to anticipate multiple frameworks are being developed to help analyse the disinformation capabilities of malicious actors. The Disarm framework offers a structure similar to the lauded MITRE ATT&CK framework. Charity

By |2023-01-09T17:20:26+00:00January 9th, 2023|
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