Brainstorming over the name took some time but in the end the unique name of Syndis, incorporating themes from attack focus ("Syndicate"), hacking (SYN packets, and the Icelandic word for a sin: synd), and the Icelandic character of the company (-dís suffix, and the Internet ending of .is for Iceland). The resulting logo blended elements of the s in Syndis, a network connection, and symmetry. It later turned out that the maker of the logo was only 13 years old, and just had this unbelievable knack for making professional logos.
The company was officially incorporated with a wonderful kickoff ceremony in the beginning of March 2013 and had offices at Reykjavik University. The company quickly got to work on hacking various clients and was interestingly profitable.
Today, Syndis is a company where innovation meets security excellence. We help organizations understand the context of security by simulating sophisticated cyberattacks and educating in the hacker mindset. We take pride in offering a comprehensive suite of services designed to safeguard and empower customers' digital assets, from offensive security to security management, security monitoring operation and external attack service management.
We strive to constantly develop and update solutions and services with one goal in mind: to help our customers to excel in security matters.
Our management team
Theódór R. Gíslason
Co-founder & CTO
Guðjón Ingi Ágústsson
Director of SOC Service
Team Lead Management Security
Gunnar Smári Agnarsson
Offensive Security Operations Lead
Björn Orri Guðmundsson
Director of Aftra
Mission / Vision / Values
At Syndis, we redefine cybersecurity through a lens of innovation, social responsibility, and unwavering values. Our commitment extends beyond safeguarding digital landscapes; it encompasses fostering a secure, ethical, and inventive cyber ecosystem.
Research is central to the Syndis vision and is considered core to the innovative approaches supplied to our clients. We develop our own technologies and methodologies to ensure the highest level of service for our clients who have the most demanding security needs.
In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, innovation is not just a choice—it's a necessity. We thrive on pushing boundaries and pioneering cutting-edge solutions. We believe in staying ahead of the curve, anticipating future threats, and developing innovative strategies to protect our clients. Your security is not just our priority; it's our innovation.
Cybersecurity is not just about protecting data; it's about safeguarding communities. At Syndis we embrace our social responsibility by promoting digital safety awareness and education. We actively contribute to creating a safer online environment for everyone. Beyond securing networks, we are dedicated to fostering a sense of digital citizenship and promoting responsible use of technology.
Our Core Values
Excellence • Integrity • Creativity
- • Excellence
- • Integrity
- • Creativity
We strive for nothing less than excellence in all aspects of our work. From developing state-of-the-art security solutions to delivering unparalleled client service, we are committed to the highest standards. Your trust is our driving force, and we continuously raise the bar to exceed your expectations.
Integrity is the cornerstone of our operations. We believe in transparency, honesty, and ethical conduct in all our interactions. Your trust is earned through our unwavering commitment to integrity, ensuring that you receive not only top-tier security services but also a partnership built on trust and reliability.
In the dynamic world of cybersecurity, creativity is a powerful weapon. We encourage and celebrate creative thinking as we tackle unique challenges. Our team leverages creativity to devise innovative solutions and adapt to the ever-changing threat landscape. Your security deserves nothing less than our imaginative and resourceful approach.
At Syndis, we don't just secure data; we innovate, take social responsibility seriously, and uphold the values of excellence, integrity, and creativity.
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