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Darktrace 2018 Discoveries Report…. A Very Eye Opening Read

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 14, 2018 by itnerd

We’re over half way through 2018 and already we’ve seen major cyber-attacks on everything from banks to provincial infrastructures in Canada. To assess the global threat landscape, today Darktrace – the global leader in AI and machine learning cyber defense – released its 2018 Discoveries Report.

The fact is, cyber-attacks are increasingly moving at machine-speeds, encrypting or compromising machines within seconds. From an internet-connected locker at an amusement park to a third-party cloud environment, points of entry are becoming more abundant. That’s why decision makers and consumers alike need to be aware of the threats out there and how they can combat them.

The report contains case studies on industries such as:

  • Media & Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Medical Manufacturing
  • Food manufacturing
  • E-commerce
  • Transportation
  • Technology

I spent a lot of time reading the report and it is very eye opening how these nine real-world threat stories were detected and neutralized by the world-leading technology that Darktrace offers.

You can have a look at the report here.

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Darktrace launches Antigena Version 2

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 11, 2018 by itnerd

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense, has today announced the launch of Antigena Version 2 (v2), a major update to its AI-powered autonomous response technology.

As attacks become more innovative and automated, artificial intelligence is increasingly being deployed to fight back.

Darktrace’s  autonomous response technology uses AI to take surgical action that stops high-severity cyber-threats within seconds. This buys the security team valuable time to catch up, as the crisis is averted.

In this second version, a new Email Module is made available, which enables organizations to pre-emptively protect email users targeted by email attack campaigns.

Within seconds of a malicious attack being detected, Antigena v2 not only stops the threat from escalating on the compromised device, but also stops other people in the organization from being hit in the first place.

Antigena v2 now includes:

  • New Email module that blocks threats at the point of entry
  • Autonomous response for cloud, network, and email attacks
  • Precise actions driven by new AI models
  • Orchestration with market-leading firewalls and switches
  • Greater visibility and control from the Darktrace Mobile App (v2)

For more information, download the Darktrace Antigena: The Future of AI-Powered Autonomous Response white paper here.

Darktrace Total Contract Value Hits $400 Million

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 19, 2018 by itnerd

Darktrace has today announced ending its financial year on an all-time high, securing contracts with a total value of over $400 million.

Five years since its founding, Darktrace is valued at $1.25 billion and is one of the fastest growing private companies in the world, with revenues increasing 100% year-on-year. Over 700 employees are fueling Darktrace’s rapid expansion, ramping up its operations in large markets such as the U.S. and Europe. Momentum is also gaining in regions including Japan, Australia, and Latin America, where there is strong demand for the company’s cyber AI.

Darktrace now defends 7,000 networks, and deployments of Darktrace Antigena – the company’s autonomous response solution – have increased by 30% in the last quarter. This AI response capability defends networks 24/7, blocking seven high-severity threats per minute, and saving ten hours a week per security analyst on average. Recent major ransomware attacks have accelerated the adoption of Darktrace Antigena to buy back crucial time for humans to respond.

Recent customer wins include global memory and semiconductor technology company, Micron; US food manufacturer, King Hawaiian; the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and London Gatwick Airport. Partners include Siemens, AIG, BT, NESIC and Telstra.

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Darktrace is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, and has over 30 offices worldwide.

Darktrace Cloud Announced by Darktrace

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 16, 2018 by itnerd

Darktrace has today announced that Darktrace Cloud can protect the next wave of cloud computing models, applications, and devices with its multi-award-winning cyber AI technology. The enhanced capability announced today comes in response to soaring demand for Darktrace Cloud and the accelerated adoption of innovative cloud architectures, such as edge computing and IoT data stored in the cloud.

Over 500 Darktrace customers use Darktrace Cloud to defend cloud environments and SaaS applications including Addivant, Innovating Capital, TruWest Credit Union, and City of Las Vegas.

Darktrace Cloud, initially launched in 2016, uses software-based sensors and application programming interfaces (APIs) to model the pattern of life of users and devices to detect even subtle changes to configurations or unusual movement of data.

Powered by artificial intelligence, Darktrace Cloud analyzes rich data flows within cloud workloads and SaaS applications, and:

  • Learns a dynamic ‘pattern of life’ for every user, device and container
  • Identifies vulnerabilities and emerging cyber-threats
  • Offers autonomous response for fast-moving attacks
  • Provides unprecedented visibility, removing blind spots
  • Integrates with all major cloud and SaaS platforms

For more information, download the Cyber AI and Darktrace Cloud White Paper.Darktrace Cloud Announced by Darktrace

NovaTel GPS Technology Employs Darktrace’s Defenses

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 16, 2018 by itnerd

Darktrace, the AI company for cyber defense, has today announced that NovAtel, part of global technology group Hexagon AB, has selected the Enterprise Immune System to defend its network. NovAtel’s concerns about state-sponsored cyber criminal activity and insider threat led it to deploy Darktrace AI for proactive cyber defense of its valuable intellectual property.

NovAtel’s high-precision Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is utilized across industries for drone helicopter-steering, autonomous vehicles, and emergency dispatch systems. The organization joins a long list of innovative technology companies, including Inphi, Raspberry Pi, and MACOM, that rely on Darktrace to secure their IP.

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers.

One Year After WannaCry, More Businesses Are Turning To Darktrace Antigena

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 10, 2018 by itnerd

Darktrace has announced that Darktrace Antigena is autonomously fighting fast-moving threats, including ransomware, in over 200 organizations.

One year since WannaCry, the ransomware attack that wreaked havoc for organizations across the world, ransomware remains a top concern for security teams. Empowering the defenders, Darktrace Antigena autonomously responds to the attacks that move too quickly for humans to stop. Like digital antibodies, the technology takes very targeted action – for example, it can slow down or stop a compromised connection or device, without affecting normal business operations.

A year since its launch, Darktrace Antigena:

  • Defends over 200 organizations
  • Responds within 2 seconds to the earliest signs of threat
  • Blocks 7 threats every minute
  • Saves an average of 10 hours a week per security analyst

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers.

Darktrace Mobile App Version 2 Unveiled

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 17, 2018 by itnerd

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense, has today launched version 2 of the Darktrace Mobile App. The new update enhances the ability for security teams to investigate in-progress threats and control Antigena autonomous response actions while in transit.

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Powered by artificial intelligence, Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System is uniquely capable of identifying and stopping subtle and stealthy threats in real time. With 5,000 deployments across more than 97 countries, organizations across all industries rely on its self-learning technology to detect in-progress attacks missed by traditional tools – including insider threat, IoT breaches, and zero-day attacks.

Available for iOS and Android, the Darktrace Mobile App gives security teams the ability to easily access Darktrace after working hours or on the go. Designed to offer maximum flexibility, the Darktrace Mobile App increases the speed of threat mitigation by offering push notifications of in-progress threats. For the hundreds of customers around the globe relying on Darktrace Antigena, the Darktrace Mobile App offers one-click confirmation of autonomous response actions when in human confirmation mode – enabling organizations with the ability to automatically fight back against emerging threats.

Version 2 of the Darktrace Mobile App adds new features that provides teams with in-depth, detailed insights into their networks. The new update allows for even faster threat notification and mitigation, the means to locate external locations, and a streamlined authentication process. A full list of new features include:

  • Enhanced filtering and sorting options
  • New ability to search for devices by user credentials
  • Ability to locate external connections in Maps app
  • Real-time notification support for faster updates
  • Streamlined authentication process