Darktrace: Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Cybersecurity

Poppy Gustafsson

Founder & CEO

“We are one of the world’s most innovative cybersecurity companies, with a mission of freeing the world from cyber disruption.”

Artificial intelligence (AI) is helping under-resourced security operations analysts keep ahead of threats as cyberattacks increase in volume and complexity. AI can identify connections between risks like malware files, dubious IP addresses, or insiders in seconds. AI offers customized risk analysis, reducing the time security professionals need to address risks and make important judgments.AI analyses relationships between threats like malicious files, suspicious IP addresses, or insiders in seconds or minutes. AI provides curated risk analysis, reducing the time security analysts take to make critical decisions and remediate threats. In cybersecurity, artificial intelligence is becoming more and more significant, both for good and bad. Darktrace, a leader in AI-based cyber security, offers cutting-edge technology that shields more than 7,400 clients from ransomware, cloud, and SaaS assaults, as well as other sophisticated threats.

Self-Learning AI is used in the company's fundamentally distinct strategy to help computers understand the business in order to protect it on their own. Darktrace, known for its Enterprise Immune System technology, employs AI algorithms to recognize and respond to active cyber threats. Darktrace creates security products that help businesses identify new online risks and defend themselves against assaults. Its Enterprise Immune System employs machine learning and AI algorithms to identify cyber threats across digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), and industrial control systems, and to take appropriate action.

Darktrace Self-Learning AI understands what makes businesses unique - every user, cloud account, desktop, laptop and server. Understanding organization’s version of normal is the key to detecting everything that’s not. Darktrace DETECT analyzes thousands of metrics to reveal subtle deviations that may signal an evolving threat - even unknown techniques and novel malware. It distinguishes between malicious and benign behavior, identifying attacks that typically go unnoticed. The solution installs quickly, whether deployed in specific coverage areas like email or across the entire enterprise. Darktrace Self-Learning AI understands your organization’s normal patterns of life in about a week, and grows more bespoke with every passing minute. Darktrace DETECT feeds data into Darktrace RESPOND for breakthrough, AI-powered security that disarms threats that could disrupt operations. Autonomous, instant and designed to augment security team.

While Conventional AI typically relies on identifying threats based on historical attack data and reported techniques, requiring data to be cleansed, labelled and moved to a centralized repository, Darktrace DETECT's Self-Learning AI learns "on the job" from real-world data and constantly evolves its understanding as the environment changes.

Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System creates a so-called "pattern of life" for each network, device, and user inside an enterprise using unique machine learning and AI algorithms. The models are then classified and cross-referenced using potent correlation algorithms, creating a very accurate picture of what constitutes "normal activity" in that specific context. Additionally, Darktrace uses AI technology in cloud and SaaS settings to enable Salesforce, Box, Amazon Web Services, and other private and public clouds with real-time threat detection and visibility. Organizations may gain comprehensive visibility through a single interface and end-to-end coverage throughout the whole digital infrastructure by utilizing Darktrace Cloud and Darktrace SaaS. Continuous feedback and a complete, integrated understanding of the company serve as the cornerstones of the Darktrace Cyber AI Loop. Darktrace products are ‘Darktrace PREVENT', which hardens security proactively. ‘Darktrace DETECT', which detects every attack, including never before seen emerging threats. Darktrace RESPOND works autonomously to disarm attacks whenever they occur. It reacts to threats in seconds, working 24/7 as it frees up security teams and resources. Based on ground-breaking technology, ‘Darktrace HEAL’ enables organizations to restore assets and systems affected by cyber-attacks to trusted operational states through AI assistance. Automates remediation and recovery planning, decisions, actions, and communications.

Poppy Gustafsson founded Darktrace in 2013 with the help of mathematicians from the University of Cambridge and cyber operations specialists from several government services. With more than 40 locations globally, the company has over 1,200 employees and 44 offices at its global headquarters in Cambridge, UK, and San Francisco. “We are one of the world’s most innovative cybersecurity companies, with a mission of freeing the world from cyber disruption,” said CEO Poppy Gustafsson. Darktrace has won multiple awards and recognitions, including recognition as one of the "World's Most Innovative Companies." On September 26, 2018, the firm raised $50M in its most recent "Series E" funding. With this addition, Darktrace's overall funding now stands at $230.5M. The round values the business at $1.65 billion.

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