SafetyDetectives Q&A with Sean Gourley

Cybersecurity expert Aviva Zacks interviewed Primer CEO Sean Gourley for a profile published in SafetyDetectives. They discussed why Gourley founded Primer, the company’s mission, and how Primer’s NLP solutions support the defense and intelligence communities and large commercial customers, such as Walmart, in the U.S. and overseas. 

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When asked how Primer keeps its competitive edge, Gourley said, “It’s a fast-moving space, so we’ve made a huge investment into the core algorithms and the core infrastructure that support those algorithms. We keep pushing the capabilities forward and aim to move faster than everyone else.” 

Gourley was also asked about emerging cyber threats and new attack vectors.

“The generative side of AI is perhaps the most transformational, like when the technology really can mimic any human on the planet exceptionally well,” said Gourley. “That is going to open up a Pandora’s box as we start navigating through a world where we don’t know what’s real and what’s not.”

Gourley added, “Anytime you have a more volatile world, it opens up different attack surfaces. The pandemic is certainly creating a more volatile world. We are still in the early days of [the Ukraine] conflict, and there will be a lot more happening in the cyber attack domain.” 

Read the full article: SafetyDetectives Interview with Sean Gourley, Primer (June 30, 2022)