Enhancing operational resilience for Digital Manufacturing.
Exalens was born out of our motivation to protect all equally in the emerging cyber-physical society.
The accelerating Digital Transformation in Manufacturing, through automation and connectivity between machines and computers, has led to excessive cyber risk across the sector. With deep roots in AI-driven cyber-physical security research, Exalens's founders want to transform and enhance operational resilience for manufacturers' going digital.
We introduce the ambitious concept of cyber-physical security AI to combine the capabilities of a human security analyst with an engineer's understanding of physical system behaviour and processes. Codifying their knowledge and automating it at machine-speed to incident detection and response to threats in seconds.
Today, at Exalens, we are making that ambition a reality.
Meet Our People
Our team has deep expertise in cybersecurity, AI, machine learning, cyber-physical systems security and incident response optimisation. Our people have developed state-of-the-art cyber-physical security monitoring technologies and helped build advanced cybersecurity capabilities across a wide range of emerging and digitally transforming industries.
George Alexopoulos is an experienced executive manager, with a proven track record of successful strategic and operational leadership across a wide range of industry sectors. For the past 12 years he has held senior management positions across the private sector and NGOs, leading organisations to establishment and rapid growth (Symplexis), international expansion (KMOP), and successful acquisitions (Olympic Group of Companies). George holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, together with an MBA from Athens University of Economics and Business.
Dr Ryan Heartfield
Dr. Ryan Heartfield has over a decade of experience in combatting complex cybersecurity threats through AI-driven threat detection and incident response capabilities, and dynamic software-defined network security architecture. Prior to Exalens, Ryan was a senior security architect at Splunk for Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR), and security architect for UK Government, where he led the delivery of advanced cybersecurity operations capabilities. He is a Research Fellow of Cybersecurity within the Internet of Things and Security Research Centre at the University of Greenwich; his published work in AI-driven intrusion detection for cyber-physical systems and semantic social engineering attacks has received both academic and industry acclaim. He holds a PhD in Cybersecurity and First-class degree in Computer Systems and Networking from the University of Greenwich.
Sadaiyandi Ramadoss has over 14 years of experience in the IT industry spanning architecture, design, and implementation of the platform device drivers to distributed systems across a wider range of embedded systems platforms such Automotive Infotainment, Connected Vehicles and Mobile systems. Prior to Exalens, he was a principal developer at BOSCH, NXP and NOKIA and has successfully led product development teams in NISSAN, GM, SUZUKI, RENAULT, VW, and DAF.
Dr Eirini Karapistoli
Dr Eirini (Irene) Karapistoli, MBA, background combines over 10 years of advanced research and innovation project delivery in cybersecurity, covering domain areas such as data privacy, network intrusion detection, threats and vulnerabilities assessment, decision-making based on cost-benefit analysis, and mathematical optimisation. Irene holds a diploma degree and a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where she was also the recipient of a postdoctoral research grant focusing onto tackling security issues in wireless sensor networks. Irene also holds an MBA degree from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Prof Chris Hankin
Professor Hankin joined Imperial College London in 1984 and was promoted to Professor of Computing Science in 1995. He served as Dean for Engineering (2000-2003), Pro Rector for Research (2004-2006) and Deputy Principal for Engineering (2006-2008). He was Director and then Co-Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology from 2010 until 2019. His research is in cyber security, data analytics and theoretical computer science. He leads multidisciplinary projects focused on providing better decision support to defend against cyber attacks for both enterprise systems and industrial control systems. He has published about 130 publications including 3 textbooks and 7 edited volumes. He is Director of the UK Research Institute on Trustworthy Inter-connected Cyber-physical Systems (RITICS) which focuses on cyber security of critical infrastructure. He is founder and immediate past chair of the UK’s Academic Resilience and Security Community (Academic RiSC). He is a Board Member for the International Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (INCS-CoE) which is a new collaboration between leading cyber security research centres in the UK, US and Japan. He is immediate past chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Europe Council. He serves on the ACM Publications Board, as Co-Chair of the Assessment and Search Committee, and chairs the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee.
Steve is a seasoned technology leader with deep experience in driving successful digital innovation and transformation across a range of emerging industry technology usecases. Steve has held various senior technology leadership positions, such as CTO and CISO for the UK government within National Security for the past 11 years, and prior to this was a senior technologist at IBM where he spent over 20 years helping build and grow their solution architecture practice. He is passionate about introducing new ideas, approaches, and methods to challenge the traditional norms and leverage cutting edge technology to the benefit of the UK. Steve is an accredited IT Architect and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Jon Povens is the Director of Cybersecurity for MxD, the United States Department of Defences National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing. Prior to joining MxD, Jon has been the Manager of Manufacturing Cybersecurity Architecture for Abbott Laboratories, leading the plan, build and run of the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Maturity Assessment program for Abbott. Prior to Abbott, Jon was a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer for Manufacturing at AbbVie, the Lead Consultant for Cybersecurity for Power System Engineering, Superintendent of Communications for Corn Belt Power Cooperative, and Manager of Network Operations for Airadigm Communications. Jon is a prior member of the United States Coast Guard where he was an Electronics Technician. Jon has a wide educational background with focus on Computer Science, Network Management, and Electronics Engineering.
With over 30 years of experience in cloud, security and managed services, Rob is a successful strategic security leader who has solved cyber security challenges for clients globally across a broad spectrum of organisations, including large corporates, telcos, and government installations. Rob combines a successful track record in CNI and CPNI defence, with a history of building innovative and unique cyber security start up business. He has a passion for developing, implementing and commercializing new ways for utilizing technology to solve organisations cyber security issues. Rob developed his security experience working in agency, Telco, blue chip MSSP environments, and global vendors. He is currently chief solution officer and CTO of Reliance acsn, a world class MSSP in the cyber security space, focused on high end cyber defense solutions. A passionate specialist with deep technical knowledge of cyber security, Rob crafts offerings to address customers security challenges. He has brought multiple managed security service businesses from startup to revenues exceeding £50M p.a. Rob has been actively involved in IT security since he was the sysop of several of the first dialup UK BBS in the early 90s.
George Prokopos is an Information Security expert with over 20 years of experience in IT Infrastructure focused on delivering security infrastructure architecture, information security solutions, and operational cyber security processes on a global scale.
Prof George Loukas
George Loukas is a Professor of Cyber Security best-known for his 2015 book “Cyber-physical attacks: A growing invisible threat”, which defined the different types of cyber-physical impact, in addition to around 100 other publications. He has led cyber security research projects with a total budget over £6M GBP and has been an editor for several of the top related scientific journals. He has been an advisor on cyber-physical safety to several organisations in the manufacturing, nuclear and public sector, and is a member of the Machine and System Safety working group of the International Social Security Association.
Dr Manos Panaousis
Manos Panaousis is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Founder of the Cyber Risk Lab at the University of Greenwich. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE, author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications with numerous publications in top scientific journals, and co-author of seminal work within the field of cyber economics. He is most known for his contributions in the field of decision and game theory as applied to cyber. Manos is also an Advisory Committee Member for the Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec), which is the flagship conference in its niche domain. His research has been funded by the National Cyber Security Centre, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the European Commission, and Greenwich Research & Enterprise.
Where to find us
Plexal, Here East,
London E20 3BS, UK
Eindhoven, 5616 LZ
Plexal, Here East,
London E20 3BS, UK
Eindhoven, 5616 LZ