Darktrace's groundbreaking technology allows organizations to get ahead of emerging threats. It is a self-learning platform that adapts to your enterprise, users and devices in real time — no rules, no pre-defined assumptions.

OUR APPROACH: THE NEW NORMAL

The only defense that spots both insider and external attacks, Darktrace uniquely learns what is normal to spot 'unknown unknown' threats.

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"RAISING YOUR HEAD ABOVE THE PARAPET"

The inaugural Cyber Defence Executive Forum took place on 18th March at The Ritz. Read the report here for exclusive insights.

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Darktrace has announced that UK power generation company has selected Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform for next-generation defense against advanced cyber threats.

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Overview

Closing the Gap Between Attack and Defense

Darktrace was founded by senior members of the UK government's cyber community (from GCHQ and other intelligence agencies). With a combined seventy years' experience in cyber operations, our senior management team has unique insights into the defense of critical national infrastructure, both digital and physical, and has been foremost in proactively countering the cyber-attacks against the nation's most valuable information assets.

Darktrace is committed to closing the gap between sophisticated attack methodologies and defense technology. It is revolutionizing the cyber security sector with its new and unique approach of Behavioral Cyber Defense, based on ground-breaking technology developed at the University of Cambridge, which allows companies to interrupt the cyber kill chain in real time.

Our technologists are world experts in signal processing and machine learning, and have experience deploying some of the world's largest software systems, dealing with highly sensitive data while complying with changing standards.

Over the past decade, our team has worked to protect critical information assets and intellectual property in an increasingly hostile global environment. Working at the forefront of national security, we learned how to observe and monitor behaviors to determine what is normal and abnormal. By analyzing subtle information, we were able to make decisions about when to act on relevant threats.

Our technology takes the same intelligence-led approach. Behavioral Cyber Defense uniquely emulates human intelligence by automatically learning new and evolving behaviors and adaptively understanding what represents real threat within complex, changing environments.

Darktrace's unique technology provides global corporations with true cyber intelligence, leveraging the most advanced technology and expertise in the world today to stop damaging cyber-attack.

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"We need an intelligence-based approach to spot threats in busy environments, allowing us to protect our most important data"

Sir Jonathan Evans, former Director General, MI5

Executive Team

Andrew France OBE, CEO

Andrew France joined Darktrace as CEO in January 2014 following a distinguished, 30-year career at the UK Government's signals intelligence agency, GCHQ. As GCHQ's Deputy Director for Cyber Defence Operations, Andrew has been at the forefront of the national cyber defense strategy, responsible for both policy and operational delivery. He is a recognised global leader in his field, with extensive experience in delivering technical innovation in high-pressure and secure environments. Andrew is a registered Incorporated Engineer, an elected member of the Engineering Institution of Great Britain, and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He was awarded an OBE for Services to the Ministry of Defence in 2005.

Steve Huxter, COO

Steve Huxter has a breadth of experience in cyber operations, having held a number of senior positions within the UK government's cyber defense team, where he was instrumental in developing governmental cyber policy. Over a number of years, he was responsible for the development of a wide range of cyber defense strategies and their operational deployment. Prior to his government roles, Steve held consultancy roles at Accenture and co-founded ByBox, an award-winning international logistics company. Steve holds a MA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Jack Stockdale, CTO

Jack Stockdale started his career at enterprise software company Autonomy, where he worked on the core software platform IDOL as Technical Director and later Chief Architect. He moved to Blinkx in 2006, where he spent 5 years as Director of Research and Development, with responsibility for the technical development of Blinkx's award-winning online video search engine. Jack is CTO at Darktrace, overseeing the application of Bayesian mathematical models onto the Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform. He has a degree in Computer Science from Lancaster University.

Poppy Gustafsson, CFO

Poppy Gustafsson is a qualified chartered accountant, and began her career with Deloitte, in the company's audit division. She has extensive industry experience across several sectors, specializing in venture capital and technology companies. Prior to joining Darktrace, Poppy served as Corporate Controller at enterprise software company Autonomy. Poppy holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Sheffield.

John Richardson OBE, Director of Security

John Richardson has twenty years' experience in the security and defense sector. He has worked across several UK government departments, concentrating on the development and exploitation of internet technologies and cyber security measures, for national security and the protection of critical national infrastructures. John specializes in the application of technical intelligence to dynamic threat environments and operational risk mitigation strategies. He holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, an MBA, and is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Chartered Institute for IT.

Nick Trim, Commercial Director

Nick Trim has fifteen years' experience working in operational environments in the UK cyber defense effort. In collaboration with various government departments, he played a critical role in creating cutting-edge operational capabilities to defend against a range of threats to national security, for the protection of critical infrastructure. Nick has worked extensively with partners around the world, and is an expert in human intelligence and social engineering. He has also worked as a cyber consultant, advising large companies on their areas of vulnerability and helping devise their cyber strategy. Nick is the head of Darktrace's commercial division. He has a Masters degree in History from Durham University.

Dave Palmer, Director of Technology

Dave Palmer worked as a technical specialist for the UK government's highest security team for over thirteen years. He oversaw the deployment and operation of large-scale enterprise IT projects, focusing on the areas of big data, infrastructure and communications. Dave is an expert in delivering technology solutions at scale and at speed, in the highest security environments. In his role at Darktrace, he manages the delivery of the Darktrace platform. He has a first-class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

Rob Sass, Managing Director, North America

Rob Sass has over 30 years' experience in the enterprise software industry, during which time he has become an expert in business growth and market development. Having joined Verity in 2000, acquired by software leader Autonomy in 2005, Rob served as Senior Vice President of Sales for 13 years, where he was responsible for key strategic accounts and helped deliver some of the world's largest software deployments. Rob holds a degree in Business Economics from the State University of New York.

Corrado Broli, Country Manager, Italy

Corrado Broli has over 25 years' experience in the enterprise software industry, focusing on strategic sales and business development. He has served as Country Manager for Italy at several global IT companies, managing major accounts across Italy and Europe and contributing to some of the largest software implementations in the region. Prior to Darktrace, Corrado spent 14 years at enterprise software company Autonomy, where he was Country Manager for Italy and later European Major Accounts Director. He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, with a major in Business Management, from the Politecnico di Milano.

Emmanuel Meriot, Country Manager, France and Spain

Emmanuel Meriot joined Darktrace in 2014 as Country Manager for France and Spain. He has over 20 years' experience in the enterprise software industry, specializing in the delivery of innovative technology projects for global corporations. Emmanuel was previously Managing Director for Southern Europe at HP's Information Management division, for 2 years, and at Autonomy for 11 years, with responsibility for key strategic accounts. Emmanuel began his career at Xerox and subsequently helped to create the U.S. software company Vantive. He has a Masters degree in business management.

Vanessa Colomar, Head of Communications

Vanessa Colomar is a PR and communications expert with several years' experience in leading technology companies. Vanessa held senior positions at PR agency Burston Marsteller in Madrid and New York, and later served as SVP of Communications at enterprise software company Autonomy. Vanessa holds a BA in Modern European Languages from Durham University, and an MA in Journalism from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Emily Orton, Head of Marketing

Emily Orton is a technology marketing specialist, overseeing Darktrace's marketing and communications. Prior to Darktrace, Emily was Head of Marketing, EMEA at enterprise software company Autonomy for a number of years. Emily started her career with media company Emap where she held editorial and business development roles for technical trade magazines. She has an MA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge.

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Advisory Board

Sir Jonathan Evans KCB

Sir Jonathan Evans was Director General of MI5 from 2007 to 2013. He spent 33 years with MI5, defending the UK against internal and domestic terrorism and cyber-threats. He was appointed to the Security Service's Management Board as Director of international counter terrorism in 2001, ten days before the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He became Deputy Director General to Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller in 2005. Sir Jonathan was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 2013 New Year's Honours List.

Dr Mike Lynch OBE

Celebrated as 'Britain's Bill Gates', Mike Lynch is a renowned technologist at the cutting-edge of fundamental new technologies. Having founded Autonomy in 1996, based on technology invented at Cambridge, it quickly became one of the most successful companies on the FTSE 100 and was acquired in 2011 for $11 billion. He went on to found investment firm Invoke Capital in 2012, which focuses on developing new fundamental technologies in Europe. Mike was named Computer Weekly's 'Most Influential Person of the Year' and won the Chartered Institute for IT's award for Outstanding Contribution to IT in 2011. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, an honorary fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, and a scientific advisor to the British Prime Minister.

Professor Bill Fitzgerald

Bill Fitzgerald is Professor of Applied Statistics and Signal Processing and Head of Research in the Signal Processing Laboratory, in the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University. He is a recognised world leader in Bayesian inference applied to signal and data modelling and has authored many papers on the subject. His current research focuses on the applications of Sequential Monte Carlo particle filtering methods to signal processing and communication problems. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, Bill worked in Neutron Scattering at the Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble and as a Professor of Physics at the ETH in Zurich.

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Technical Excellence

Darktrace's technical teams are made up of world-class mathematicians and technical experts, with core specialisms in applied statistics, statistical signals processing and probabilistic mathematics. Our experts have carried out cutting-edge mathematical research at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, forming the basis of a breakthrough in Bayesian mathematics named Bayesian Estimation Theory, which lies at the heart of Darktrace's unique Behavioral Cyber Defense technology.

“The core of Darktrace's mathematical processing is the determination of normative behavior. Using advanced statistical methods, we can observe very subtle variations in machine events to pinpoint pivotal features within a specific type of behavior that may determine compromise.”

Dr Thomas Dean holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and has conducted extensive research at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge into Monte Carlo techniques and computational statistics. Thomas is an expert in Monte Carlo simulation, filtering and likelihood-free inference.

The team also includes expert software engineers who developed novel techniques to visualize real-time threat within an enterprise, leading to the creation of the Darktrace Threat Visualizer. Darktrace also benefits from the combined seventy years' experience of several human intelligence experts who worked in the UK government's cyber unit to combat cyber threat.

"Darktrace's unsupervised learning approach is very important, because it allows the machine to automatically sort all types of data, without knowing in advance what it is looking for. We can spot the 'unknown unknown' threats this way.”

Dr Stephen Casey holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge, where he worked on General Relativity, the theory of path geometries and partial differential equations. He currently specializes in Markov models, particle swarm theory, clustering methods and large-scale data mining.

Darktrace's long-standing links with the University of Cambridge give it access to unrivaled mathematics and engineering talent, and the company continues to enjoy strong ties to Cambridge's technical academic community, helping it remain at the cutting edge of technological innovation.

Thomas Bayes

Thomas Bayes was a British statistician of the eighteenth century who formulated Bayes' theorem.

More recent developments in Bayesian probability theory focus on identifying meaningful relationships within data and quantifying the uncertainty associated with these inferences. Understanding this uncertainty makes it possible to bring together many results within a consistent framework, which is the basis of Bayesian probabilistic analysis. Darktrace's technical experts were instrumental in the development of a new branch of Bayesian mathematics named Recursive Bayesian Estimation.

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Careers

Darktrace is a leader in cyber defense, working with corporations and governments to address the challenges of protecting valuable information and assets. Darktrace's innovative intelligence-led technology and new mathematics understand subtle day-to-day interactions and establish a picture of 'normal' behavior for every individual and machine in an organization.

The Darktrace team will be shaping the critical cyber defense of major international FTSE 100 and Fortune 1000 companies, and influencing the evolution of a truly revolutionary technology. We are looking for people with a passion for technology and an interest in solving complex challenges: individuals with integrity who can build trust with customers at a fast pace, and self-starters who instinctively push themselves to new levels of performance. We value intellectual ability and fast learning over experience.

To apply for a position at Darktrace, please send your CV and cover letter, indicating the position you are interested in to [email protected].

Open Positions in the U.S.

Cyber Defense Technology Specialists

Locations: San Francisco, New York, Washington

Travel required

You will control the deployment of active defense and attack investigations, interacting directly with both the customer and the software development team. Your role will be to drive the pre- and post-sales technological activity in the field.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A good university degree in a technical subject, such as engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, or CIS/IT, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, is required. Experience with customer-facing activities (pre-/post-sales), as well as security and network consulting, is desirable but not essential.
  • Practical experience with network and security devices/systems, e.g. Cisco, Juniper, Firewalls, IDS, IPS, SIEM is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of web technologies and programming/scripting languages (e.g. C, Python, Perl, Ruby etc.) is also desirable.

Cyber Defense Operations Analysts

Locations: San Francisco, New York, Washington

Travel required

You will interact directly with both the customer and the software development team. Your role will be to forensically investigate and explore new forms of cyber-attack through hands-on control of the Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform in real time.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A good university degree in a technical subject, such as engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, or CIS/IT, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, is required. Experience with customer-facing activities (pre-/post-sales), as well as security and network consulting, is desirable but not essential.
  • Practical experience of protocol/packet analysis, penetration testing and malware discovery/analysis will be an advantage.
  • Experience of web technologies and programming/scripting languages (e.g. C, Python, Perl, Ruby etc.) is also desirable.

Open Positions in Europe

Junior and Senior Network & Systems Administrators

Location: Cambridge

You will be supporting the secure operations of a small, fast-moving and dynamic engineering team dedicated to the creation of the industry's first Bayesian Behavioral Cyber Defense platform. Typical infrastructure technologies used include the TCP/IP networking stack with industry standard network/security appliances, Windows domain administration, distributed Linux environments with commonly used open source server services, and other technologies closely tied to corporate IT infrastructure, such as SMTP mail gateways or proxies, mixed manufacture firewall and other border devices.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A good university degree in a technical or scientific subject, such as engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics, with a 1st or 2:1, is required.
  • The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate experience in the secure operations of protected mail, coms and source code development infrastructure.
  • Experience of a wide range of infrastructure elements over a networked Linux or Windows environment would be an advantage but is not essential.

C++ Software Engineer

Location: Cambridge

Candidates with strong interest and experience in server side C/C++ software development are required to join a small and dynamic team responsible for the design and creation of high performance multithreaded server-level technology designed to detect and defeat advanced cyber threat vectors. Further technologies of interest can include Cyber Security, Research and Development of Mathematical Algorithms, Networking, TCP/IP, Testing Frameworks and Windows Development.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A good university degree in a technical or scientific subject, such as engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics, with a 1st or 2:1, is required.
  • Experience in C/C++ software development.
  • Experience of Python, Linux, SQL and NoSQL store technologies would be an advantage but is not essential.

Web Software Engineer

Location: Cambridge

Software engineers with a strong interest in web technologies and development are required to join a small, fast-moving and dynamic team dedicated to the creation of the industry's most advanced cyber security forensic visualization and analysis layer. Typical technologies used include HTML5, CSS, WebGL, JavaScript, Node.js, and JavaScript-based libraries such as jQuery, Backbone and Kotlin.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A good university degree in a technical or scientific subject, such as engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics, with a 1st or 2:1, is required.
  • The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate extensive experience designing and writing web-based applications and a flair for HCI/UX innovation.
  • Experience with scripting languages (PHP, Python, Perl etc.) and knowledge of visualization technologies such as d3 and three.js would be an advantage but is not essential.

Cyber Defense Technology Specialists

Location: United Kingdom

International travel may be required

You will control the deployment of active defense and attack investigations, interacting directly with both the customer and the software development team. Your role will be to drive the pre- and post-sales technological activity in the field.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A university degree in a technical subject, such as engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics, with a 1st or 2:1, is required. Experience with customer-facing activities (pre-/post-sales), as well as security and network consulting, is desirable but not essential.
  • Practical experience with network and security devices/systems, e.g. Cisco, Juniper, Firewalls, IDS, IPS, SIEM is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of web technologies and programming/scripting languages (e.g. C, Python, Perl, Ruby etc.) is also desirable.

Cyber Defense Operations Analysts

Location: Cambridge

Based in our Critical Control Operations Centre, you will interact directly with both the customer and the software development team. Your role will be office-based to forensically investigate and explore new forms of cyber-attack through hands-on control of the Darktrace Platform in real-time.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A university degree in a technical subject, such as engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics, with a 1st or 2:1, is required. Experience with customer-facing activities (pre-/post-sales), as well as security and network consulting, is desirable but not essential.
  • Practical experience of protocol/packet analysis, penetration testing and malware discovery/analysis will be an advantage.
  • Experience of web technologies and programming/scripting languages (e.g. C, Python, Perl, Ruby etc.) is also desirable.

Cyber Defense Operations Support

Location: Cambridge

This role may require on-call, out of hours and shift working

This role requires patience and discipline with the ability to react quickly and calmly. Based in our Critical Control Operations Centre, you will be in the front-line of cyber defense, responding to and reporting on critical customer events through the Darktrace platform. You will interact directly with both the customer and the software development team.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A good scientific, computer science or engineering degree with grade 2:1 and above is desirable, but advanced technical vocational qualifications will also be considered.
  • Proven ability to work with data and analytical tools.
  • Thorough understanding of general networking and cyber security technologies is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of support and incident response procedures and practices is an advantage.

To apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter, indicating the position you are interested in, to [email protected].

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Darktrace Vision

Learning Human Behaviors at the Speed of Threat

Darktrace's vision is to apply human intelligence to cyber defense through revolutionary technology.

Our unique expertise in cyber defense operations and ground-breaking, self-learning technology allows organizations to keep up with the speed and sophistication of today's attackers.

Whether defending against an APT or an insider attack, Darktrace understands the human traces behind every attack. Our solutions are anchored in Behavioral Cyber Defense, which can uniquely detect subtle indicators of compromise and threatening behaviors, even when those behaviors are brand new, complex and constantly changing.

The age of surrounding your information with higher and higher walls is over. Legacy approaches permanently leave you a step behind. Darktrace moves at the same speed as the threat, automatically learning from an organization's ongoing activity in real time to detect threat behaviors as they emerge.

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"At Darktrace we're not concerned about how intruders break in - we detect threat that is inside, live and dangerous."

Andrew France OBE, CEO, Darktrace

Behavioral Cyber Defense

Embracing Uncertainty, Keeping Up With Emerging Threat

Darktrace is the leader in a fundamentally new category of technology, Behavioral Cyber Defense, which is revolutionizing the cyber defense capability of global corporations, as they strive to protect their most valuable information assets and intellectual property.

Behavioral Cyber Defense (BCD) technology is powered by a new branch of Bayesian probability theory, developed at Cambridge University, which allows computers to form a dynamic understanding of different behaviors within an organization or network, and distinguish normal behavior from abnormal behavior, both at an individual and group level.

This groundbreaking technology is uniquely able to adapt to changing environments and dynamically work out the normal 'pattern of life' for each user and machine in an enterprise. BCD is constantly refining its understanding of the network environment, based on the activity and information that it sees, so it is always in pace with threats, whether they are previously-identified threats, or, most critically, fresh threats that have not yet been seen and use new and sophisticated tactics.

The ability to understand and detect subtle human traces of compromise within an organization allows Behavioral Cyber Defense to spot even the stealthiest of attackers, who would have otherwise evaded legacy security tools, which have a defined idea of what they are looking for.

Behavioral Cyber Defense is utilized by global corporations to defend against insider threats and external threats, driven by intelligent and well-resourced human beings. It provides them with the most effective tools to glean real intelligence about these risky human beings as they traverse the insides of their networks and systems, and to curb and prevent damaging cyber-attacks from occurring.

Only Behavioral Cyber Defense can detect the 'unknown unknown' threats that are in your organization today and will emerge on your systems tomorrow, and keep pace with them in real time.

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Recursive Bayesian Estimation

The last decade has seen dramatic advances in mathematical research in the areas of statistics and statistical signal processing. Such advances have allowed mathematicians to extract ever-smaller and subtler signals from large, high-dimensional data sets, often in real time. Using Bayesian inference theory, it has become possible to identify meaningful relationships within data and quantify the uncertainty associated with such inference.

Recursive Bayesian Estimation (RBE) is a new branch of Bayesian mathematics that has a unique impact on the cyber security challenge, given the complexity and variability of both the defended environment (typically multi-faceted global networks) and the threat vectors, which are sophisticated and intelligent.

The breakthrough in RBE mathematics happened at the University of Cambridge, where world-class mathematics under the direction of Professor Bill Fitzgerald have pioneered advanced probabilistic modelling that detects genuine anomalies to the highest degree of accuracy yet.

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"It's a very exciting time for digital signal processing. Recent breakthroughs will fundamentally change the way we approach information processing in the future."

Professor Bill Fitzgerald, University of Cambridge Engineering Department and Darktrace advisor

Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform

Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform (DCIP) is Darktrace's leading Behavioral Cyber Defense solution, representing a new class of enterprise-wide cyber defense software which helps large enterprises and government bodies protect themselves against advanced attacks and data compromises from within the network. It is principally designed to counter the most damaging forms of attack, such as Advanced Persistent Threats, and the previously undetectable threats from inside a network.

DCIP is a linearly-scalable software platform which is capable of monitoring network, host and mobile device activity across the enterprise, providing a range of cyber capabilities that deliver robust and resilient defense against large-scale cyber compromise and attacks.

DCIP is uniquely capable of identifying human and machine behaviors that represent threat with a high degree of accuracy — and without a deluge of false positives. Powered by revolutionary Bayesian mathematics, it has a unique inside view of an organization's entire network activity at the deepest level and is able to automatically learn from all information that flows through the network.

Modelling patterns of life for each user and machine, it is the only software platform able to detect normal and abnormal behaviors as they emerge, without already knowing what it is looking for, and calculate the probability of threat based on the detection of behavioral anomalies.

The essential and unique function performed by DCIP is to apply an intelligence-led filter to the noise of an organization's internal networks and systems, amplifying the sounds that need to be heard. Its ability to spot and correlate small indicators of change and compromise allow it to detect even extremely subtle and persistent threat actors, wherever they come from and whatever their intent.

DCIP is the only next-generation platform that gives the defender the power to observe and interrupt the cyber kill chain in real time.

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The Darktrace Difference

  • No rules, no signatures
  • No 'a priori' knowledge
  • Real time
  • Self-learning

Darktrace Threat Visualizer

Darktrace Threat Visualizer is a unique interface that provides a real-time, operational overview of an organization's entire network and the threat level it faces at any given time.

Leveraging Behavioral Cyber Defense and cutting-edge visualization techniques, the Threat Visualizer lets you see what is happening in your enterprise globally, visually representing all network activity and connections, both external and internal, between all machines and users. This works at a high level, flagging diverse threats and anomalies for the analyst's attention, and at a more granular level, allowing you to drill down and view specific clusters of activity, subnets and host events.

The Threat Visualizer is the only real-time threat visualization tool designed for both C-level executives and threat analysts. Using revolutionary Bayesian algorithms, it dynamically identifies top threats that are genuinely anomalous, allowing organizations to focus their attention and expertise proportionately, on areas of greatest risk.

Darktrace Threat Visualizer also allows you to enforce corporate policy and monitor users according to defined criteria. Powered by Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform, it helps organizations to identify key assets and intellectual property, monitor threat levels as they evolve and take pre-emptive actions to protect your business — and interrupt the cyber kill chain.

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Resources

Technology White Paper

This white paper discusses the challenges of the threat landscape, the limitations of legacy security approaches, and Darktrace's new approach to cyber defense.

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Retail White Paper

This paper explores recent cyber-attacks to the retail industry, examining how an intelligence-led approach to cyber defence can help retailers avoid damaging cyber incidents and protect their data and reputation.

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Insider Threat White Paper

This white paper addresses the growing challenge of insider threat. Learn why good practise is not always good enough in an age of interconnected businesses, global supply chains and porous boundaries, and how a new perspective is required to tackle the problem in a practical and meaningful way.

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Press Releases

Darktrace Participates at Cybersecurity Summit 2014 in Milan

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Darktrace exhibited at the Innovation Group's Cybersecurity Summit 2014 in Milan today. Held at Milan Marriott Hotel, the conference brought together international experts in the field to exchange ideas on protecting data and securing enterprise networks in a new age of cyber threat.

The conference was attended by senior members of Darktrace's European team, who demonstrated Darktrace's flagship 3D interface, the Threat Visualizer.

For more information about the event or Darktrace's activity in Italy, please email [email protected].

Darktrace Presents at Enterprise Security and Risk Management 2014

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Darktrace presented at Whitehall Media's Enterprise Security and Risk Management (ESRM) conference today at Hotel Russell, London. The event brought together leaders in IT security and risk management to discuss strategies for risk mitigation and protecting data.

Darktrace's CEO, Andrew France, presented a case study on Behavioural Cyber Defence in the energy sector, discussing the limitations of legacy security approaches and the paramount importance of analysing human behaviour to detect emerging threats to energy delivery systems.

Darktrace was also a Silver Sponsor of the event, and exhibited its revolutionary Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform (DCIP), which allows enterprises to detect previously unseen threats in real time.

Darktrace Shortlisted for Two Industry Awards

Thursday February 27, 2014

Darktrace has been shortlisted for two awards at the SC Magazine Awards 2014 Europe, in the categories of Innovation and Rookie Security Company of the Year.

The SC Magazine Awards 2014 Europe honour professionals and enterprises that deliver innovative security technologies. A panel of industry judges from the highest level of the information security profession decided to shortlist Darktrace in two categories of this year's awards.

"We are delighted to be shortlisted for the SC Magazine Awards 2014 Europe," said Andrew France OBE. "Darktrace has experienced an incredible journey since its foundation, thanks to its fundamental innovation of Behavioural Cyber Defence, and we are pleased to be recognised in this way."

UK Power Company Uses Darktrace for Next-Generation Cyber Security

Wednesday February 26, 2014

Darktrace today announces that Drax, the power generation company, has selected the Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform for next-generation defence against advanced cyber threats.

Drax is the owner and operator of Drax Power Station, the UK's largest power station. The company currently provides enough power to meet 7-8% of the UK's electricity needs and is in the process of transforming the business into a predominantly biomass-fuelled generator through burning sustainable biomass in place of coal.

Amid a changing threat landscape, Drax is committed to protecting the integrity of its critical systems and information assets. The company wanted to further strengthen its defensive capabilities and implement a sophisticated, intelligence-led approach to give it the ability to outpace potential threats.

Drax selected the Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform (DCIP), based on Darktrace's ground-breaking Behavioural Cyber Defence, which is uniquely capable of detecting new, emerging threats within the network in real time. Powered by new Recursive Bayesian Estimation mathematics, DCIP does not require prior knowledge or rules about threats, instead using advanced mathematical modelling to detect ‘unknown unknown' threats in real time.

“Behavioural Cyber Defence technology adds another level of sophistication to our defence systems, and has already identified threats with the potential to disrupt our networks,” said Martin Sloan, Head of Safety and Security, Drax. “It helps us stay ahead of emerging threats and better defend our key systems. We are pleased to be working on cyber innovation with Darktrace's leading self-learning platform.”

“We are very pleased to be working with such a forward-thinking company as Drax,” commented Andrew France, CEO of Darktrace. “Behavioural Cyber Defence is leading the way to a new age of cyber defence that allows organizations to get ahead of emerging threats as they happen. As part of the national infrastructure, Drax is helping protect one of the UK's key electricity production facilities in the most sophisticated and resilient way yet.”

Darktrace Presents at NDI Cyber Security 2014

Friday February 7, 2014

Darktrace presented at the Cyber Security 2014 conference held by defence and security trade organization NDI in Edinburgh yesterday. The conference was chaired by Mark Easton, Home Editor at the BBC.

This event brought together major defence and technology companies to understand cyber threat to the defence supply chain, and share insights into new technologies for mitigating risks from the most advanced and sophisticated cyber attackers.

Darktrace's CEO, Andrew France OBE, discussed the limitations of legacy approaches to information security and the need for intelligence-led cyber security methods, based on ground-breaking Behavioural Cyber Defence.

As silver sponsor of the event, Darktrace also exhibited at the conference, showcasing its revolutionary Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform (DCIP), which helps companies around the world to stay ahead of emerging threats in real time.

Darktrace Presents at IET's Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems

Friday February 7, 2014

Darktrace presented at the Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems seminar, which took place in London yesterday. The event was hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and focused on practical developments in cyber security for SCADA and industrial control systems.

Nick Trim, Director of Services at Darktrace, presented the 'New Normal' approach to detecting cyber threat in major energy corporations, emphasising the need for new self-learning technologies capable of detecting anomalies in human behaviour in real time, as manifested in network activity.

Leading Cyber Expert Andrew France OBE Joins Darktrace

Friday January 31, 2014

Darktrace, the leader in intelligence-led Behavioural Cyber Defence, has announced that Andrew France OBE has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer.

Andrew France joins Darktrace from his position as Deputy Director for Cyber Defence Operations at GCHQ, where he was instrumental in formulating the UK's national cyber defence strategy and responsible for both policy and operational delivery.

With extensive experience in delivering technical innovation in high-stake and secure environments, Andrew brings a wealth of unique expertise to Darktrace's executive management team and its customers.

Andrew France said: "Organisations have woken up to the idea that their information is a valuable commodity, and that it must be protected in an intelligent and proportionate way. Defending against yesterday's attack methods just isn't good enough. You need to be able to spot previously unknown threats as they emerge and evolve, from within the network. Quite simply, the tools to do this did not exist before. They do now, with Darktrace."

Stephen Huxter, Chief Operating Officer, said: "We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the team. Andrew's experience of national cyber operations and his understanding of this new era of threat are second-to-none, strengthening Darktrace's position as the leader in intelligence-led, Behavioural Cyber Defence."

Andrew is a registered Incorporated Engineer, an elected member of the Engineering Institution of Great Britain, and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He was awarded an OBE for Services to the MOD in 2005.

Sir Jonathan Evans and Mark Hughes to Speak at Cyber Defence Executive Forum

Wednesday January 29, 2014

Darktrace is delighted to announce that Sir Jonathan Evans KCB and Mark Hughes will participate in the inaugural Cyber Defence Executive Forum on Tuesday 18th March at the Ritz. This exclusive event is the first to address the growing challenge of insider threat, as well as external threat from sophisticated cyber attackers and state-sponsored groups.

Sir Jonathan Evans, former Director General of MI5, will share unique insights into the current state of cyber threat based on his 33 years at MI5, defending the UK from internal and domestic terrorism and cyber-attacks.

Mark Hughes, CEO of BT Security, is responsible for BT's internal cyber security strategy and practise. He will discuss the implications of the industrialization of the threat landscape for large corporations, and share best practises for protecting critical infrastructures.

"We are delighted that Sir Jonathan Evans and Mark Hughes are supporting the event," commented Steve Huxter, COO of Darktrace. "The Cyber Defence Executive Forum will bring together a truly unique group of experts and allow a realistic and honest discussion of today's threats, taking a new perspective on how to defend against them."

The Cyber Defence Executive Forum will take place at the Ritz on Tuesday 18th March. If you are interested in attending, visit the Cyber Defence Executive Forum, or email [email protected].

Darktrace Hosts Roundtable Event in New York

Wednesday December 11, 2013

Darktrace held an exclusive lunch roundtable event today in New York, following the launch of the flagship cyber defense platform, Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform, in the US.

The event, held at The Peninsula Hotel, focused on the need for a radically new approach to the cyber challenge, given the complexity of business operations and networks and the new level of cyber threat that corporations face.

Steve Huxter, Managing Director of Darktrace, co-hosted the lunch together with Rob Sass, Managing Director for North America.

Darktrace Showcases Behavioral Cyber Defense at Cyber Security Summit 2013 in London

Tuesday November 26, 2013

Darktrace exhibited at the Cyber Security Summit 2013 today, a conference attended by some of the most influential minds in the online security sector. The event, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, allows organizations to exchange insights into cyber security and discuss developments in cyber policy.

As an exhibitor at the event, Darktrace presented its flagship platform, Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform (DCIP). DCIP is based on revolutionary technology known as Behavioral Cyber Defense, which utilizes a pioneering form of Bayesian mathematics developed at Cambridge University. Darktrace's cutting-edge technology is uniquely capable of spotting both insider and external threats, by analyzing behavioral patterns in information in real time and detecting 'unknown unknown' threats.

Senior members of Darktrace attended the conference and demonstrated Darktrace's intelligence-led, threat monitoring tool, the Darktrace Threat Visualizer. The Threat Visualizer provides threat analysts and C-level executives with an outstanding visual overview of an organization's global activity and threat level, allowing them to observe and interrupt emerging threats from within the network and reduce risk proportionally.

Darktrace Hosts Cyber Threat Seminar in Milan

Thursday November 14, 2013

Darktrace, the leader in intelligence-led Behavioral Cyber Defense, held an executive seminar in Milan today, to discuss the nature and scale of advanced cyber threats to corporations.

The event was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Milan, and attended by senior security professionals, representing a broad range of industries.

Corrado Broli, Darktrace's Country Manager, Italy, opened the event with comments on the diversification and sophistication of cyber attackers, outlining the challenge faced by large enterprises today.

In the main presentation, Managing Director Steve Huxter argued that a new era of cyber threat has begun, requiring a fundamentally new approach to the challenge of defending against large-scale cyber-attack.

“Today's threats cannot simply be locked out,” he commented. “We need to monitor subtle behavioral changes in real time and detect new threats as they emerge, in order to stay ahead of changing attack methods.”

Animated discussions focused on large-scale data exfiltration, the challenges of protecting information in geographically distributed environments and Darktrace's unique ability to detect subtle changes in user and machine behavior in order to mitigate risk.

Darktrace Speakers at Risky Business Conference, London

Tuesday November 12, 2013

Darktrace participated in IRM's annual Risky Business conference, which took place at the British Film Institute in London today. The conference brought together professionals from government, business and the information security world to discuss cyber threat to UK business.

Dr Mike Lynch, founder of Invoke Capital, which recently announced its investment in Darktrace, was one of the key speakers at the event. He discussed the limitations of the traditional 'locks and bolts' approach to cyber security and proposed that a fundamentally new approach is required, arguing that businesses should focus on protecting high-value information in a proportionate way, in order to mitigate against major threat.

"It was a great honour to have Mike Lynch speak at Risky Business for the second year running," said David Cazalet, Managing Partner and co-founder of IRM. "Sharing a platform with Alec Ross, Hillary Clinton's technology advisor, and Martin Howard, director of cyber policy for GCHQ, Mike set out a clear and thought-provoking vision for the future of security and presented a new way of addressing the cyber challenge based on behavioral analytics."

Darktrace's Managing Director, Steve Huxter, also participated at the conference, sharing his unique insights into the challenge of growing cyber-crime networks and their sophisticated tactics, during a panel discussion.

"Risky Business provides a great opportunity for industry leaders to come together and discuss risk in an open way," Steve Huxter commented. "It is precisely by acknowledging risk management and threat mitigation as a board-level issue that we can start to re-evaluate our approach to cyber protection in this new era of threat."

Sir Jonathan Evans joins Darktrace Advisory Board

Monday September 16, 2013

Darktrace, the leader in intelligence-led Behavioral Cyber Defense, has announced that Sir Jonathan Evans has joined its Advisory Board.

Darktrace brings a fundamentally new approach to cyber security, based on revolutionary new Bayesian mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge and unique expertise in cyber security intelligence and protecting sensitive information.

Sir Jonathan is the former director-general of the UK's Secret Service, MI5, where he spent thirty-three years focusing on internal and domestic counter-terrorism and cyber-threats.

"As cyber-threats become more sophisticated and better-resourced, we urgently require a new approach founded on unique cyber expertise and pioneering technology," said Sir Jonathan Evans. "Darktrace represents a new thinking around the cyber challenge, which embraces the complexity of our environments and works to protect our most important assets."

"We are delighted to have Sir Jonathan join our Advisory Board," said Steve Huxter, Managing Director of Darktrace. "His unparalleled stature in the field of cyber operations is invaluable, and we look forward to working with him in this new era of intelligence-based cyber defense."

Invoke Capital makes first investment in fundamental cyber security technology

Monday September 16, 2013

Invoke Capital, a technology fund vehicle dedicated to unlocking the potential of European technology, has made its first investment in Darktrace, a cyber security company that offers a new approach to cyber defense based on ground-breaking mathematical research out of the University of Cambridge.

Invoke is a new type of technology investor that combines a deep understanding of technology with financial, commercial and marketing expertise to turn fundamental ideas into real world products, and help them scale.

"We are delighted to announce our first investment in a genuinely innovative company, in such a critical area as cyber security," commented Dr Mike Lynch, founder of Invoke Capital. "Darktrace brings a radically different solution to the challenge of protecting our information in today's environment of cyber-threat. It is an inherently mathematical approach that does not seek to block information flow, but rather understand it, in all its practical complexity and subtlety."

Based on a breakthrough in mathematical research and development at the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's revolutionary technology is anchored on a new branch of Recursive Bayesian Estimation theory. The founders of UK-based Darktrace have a combined seventy years' experience in cyber operations, working with governments, military forces and private companies across the world to keep citizens and critical national infrastructures safe.

Darktrace begins with the premise that a network has already been infiltrated — and that some of the risk might come from a company's own employees. Legacy technologies have focused on protecting assets through a virtual version of putting locks on all the doors and windows, but that is no longer viable in an interconnected world without stifling commercial operations.

Steve Huxter, Managing Director of Darktrace, said, "The threat to companies and institutions from cyber espionage, hacking and spying is real and growing, and needs a sophisticated approach. Our combination of fundamental behavioral technology and expertise in cyber operations at the highest level, means that we offer a solution to the number one agenda item of boardrooms everywhere. This is something that Mike Lynch and the team at Invoke Capital have recognized and we are really pleased to have secured their support."

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Events

Cyber Defence Executive Forum
Tuesday March 18, 2014
London, UK

"If you are swamped in data, you can't raise your head above the parapet — you are fighting battles all the time"

The inaugural Cyber Defence Executive Forum took place on Tuesday 18th March at The Ritz, London.

Read the report here for exclusive insights into the discussions.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday April 29 — Thursday May 1, 2014
London, UK

Come and see us at stand N87.

Darktrace's COO, Steve Huxter, will lead a Technology Showcase session on May 1 from 3:00pm - 3:25pm.

Wednesday April 30, 2014
New York, US

Andrew France OBE, Darktrace's CEO, will speak about spotting the human traces of the most sophisticated attacks, and detecting emerging threats in this new era of major data breaches and cyber compromise.

Thursday September 18, 2014
New York Hilton Midtown, New York, US

Past Events

Cybersecurity Summit 2014 · Milan, April 9, 2014
Enterprise Security and Risk Management · London, March 25, 2014
Cyber Defence Executive Forum · London, March 18, 2014
Cyber Security 2014 · Edinburgh, February 6, 2014
Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems · London, February 6, 2014
Darktrace Roundtable Event · New York, December 11, 2013
Cyber Security Summit 2013 · London, November 26, 2013
Darktrace Cyber Threat Seminar · Milan, November 14, 2013
Risky Business Conference · London, November 12, 2013

Cyber Defence Executive Forum

The inaugural Cyber Defence Executive Forum, held on Tuesday this week at The Ritz, London, marked the beginning of a fundamental step-change in the industry's narrative around cyber security. The first in a series of Forums, insider threat was given special attention.

The compact afternoon conference was hosted by one of the UK's most experienced and respected cyber experts, Andrew France OBE, former deputy director of cyber operations at GCHQ and now CEO of Darktrace. The Forum was attended by over 80 senior industry leaders in information security, with the purpose of sharing ideas and insights around good defence against cyber threat - rather than chasing after the false ideal of 'security'.

Dr Mike Lynch's opening talk was typically thought-provoking. With his background in research around machine learning and data processing (he is currently heavily involved in new genomic technologies), Dr Lynch brings a fresh perspective to the cyber challenge - at its heart, a data problem.

Comparing current security approaches to the equivalent of a Tuscan hill town — surrounded by walls to keep intruders out and protect the trusted people within — Dr Lynch argued the case for the modern city. Today's prosperous cities and centres of trade have holes in the wall — they are successful because they interact with the outside world and allow the free flow of traffic and people.

As collaboration and interaction are essential to human enterprise and business, Dr Lynch went on to describe what he calls the 'new normal' approach - an immune system for companies. Human beings are kept largely healthy because they have an immune system that is capable of learning what is the 'self' and what is not the 'self', and constantly adapts to its environment and subtle internal changes. Effective cyber defence strategies in today's threat environment need to adopt the same approach — rather than trying in vain to keep all potential threats from entering the network.

"We are deluding ourselves if we think that we know what we are looking for. Attackers are playing a probability game — we need to too" — Dr Mike Lynch

Richard Horne, Partner at PwC, gave an interesting real-life example of cyber compromise at a large corporation that has invested heavily in traditional security tools. Horne argued that we have reached a tipping point where simply trying to block intruders into our networks is no longer effective, and emphasised that understanding our data processes and what normal behaviour in these networks looks like is necessary in order to apply an intelligence-based approach to cyber defence.

Andrew France's keynote developed Dr Lynch's basic premise of a self-learning system to counter evolving threats — one that is based on probability, not certainty. France examined the challenge of complexity, in a world where businesses that rely on large, inter-connected supply chains can no longer define their perimeters or identify their critical data. He also argued that data overload means that useful raw information is underleveraged, overwhelming analysts more than it illuminates them.

Darktrace's behavioural approach was explained to the audience as a self-learning system that uses a mathematical approach to constantly understand how different people and devices behave. France compared this to a car at risk of theft — if a car's internal systems could learn the behaviours of its owner (or owners), including things like how they change gear, their preferred seat position and how cautiously or aggressively they drive, then it would be able to identify a different driver with a distinct set of habits and preferences, even if they were in possession of the keys. Darktrace's approach is to learn those different human behaviours, as well as those of devices and the network as a whole, to build up a constantly evolving understanding of what normal behaviour looks like and allow for real-time threat detection.

"It is about behaviour — mathematical behavioural analysis that is self-learning, adaptive and real time" — Andrew France

The Executive Panel opened up a dialogue between delegates and a select group of distinguished industry leaders on a range of topics, including how to communicate cyber security issues to the board, the challenges of integrating cyber defence into all levels of a global organisation and how to manage internal culture around security. Panellists also shared practical insights on approaches that they have tried in their respective sectors.

Sir Jonathan Evans ended the formal presentations on an optimistic note. Total cyber security may be an illusion, with the external and internal threats increasingly diverse and difficult to define, but the work of companies like Darktrace to deliver cutting-edge solutions based on new academic research is helping the modern enterprise develop a more effective response to the challenge. Building up immunity to the changing world around us is going to be our best chance of successfully countering the cyber threat, rather than trying in vain to shut out all would-be attackers and vulnerabilities.

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