Thursday 4th February, 2021
Main Stage: 11:00am – 12:45pm GMT
Technology Breakouts: 12:45pm – 1:45pm GMT

2021 brings fresh uncertainty and new challenges. As organisations consider how to stay resilient in an unpredictable world, cyber-criminals are gaining momentum.

Darktrace Cyber AI Forum 2021 is a virtual event which brings together global experts to discuss the evolution of cyber-threats, the role of AI in tackling these risks, and how to manage technological and organisational change.

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Why Attend?

Learn About Threat Trends
Exclusive expert insights on paradigm shifts in the threat landscape
Hear From Industry Leaders
Including security officers, intelligence experts and AI specialists
Discover AI Innovations
Learn how AI has delivered autonomous cyber-defence to security teams during the pandemic
Upskill Your Security Team
Empower your teams to optimise business strategy and innovation with Cyber AI

Agenda

All times are GMT

Main Stage

11:00am

Opening Remarks

In 2020, normal business life changed – and so did the way we approach security. As organisations embrace new technologies, how do we stay resilient and prepare for continued uncertainty?

Emily Orton
Chief Marketing Officer
Darktrace
11:05am

The Evolution of Nation-State Attacks

As geopolitical tensions mount, cyber warfare is a growing threat. Nation-state attacks affect not just governments, but the private sector too. Former Director General of MI5, Lord Jonathan Evans KCB, explores how state-sponsored cyber-attacks have evolved over the past year, from attempts to steal vaccine research data, through to the SolarWinds Orion attacks that undermined important US government agencies. What does this mean for businesses and how do we approach the next wave of supply chain compromises?

Lord Jonathan Evans KCB
Former Director General of MI5
11:20am

AI Innovations: An Interview with Darktrace’s CTO

In 2020, Darktrace rapidly accelerated its R&D roadmap to protect changing workforces. In an exclusive interview, Darktrace’s CTO, Jack Stockdale, talks us through the major AI projects that his Cambridge teams were working on last year, and a major upgrade to the Cyber AI platform that allows customers to extend artificial intelligence protection across new parts of their digital infrastructure – parts that didn’t even exist a year ago!

In this session, learn about:

  • Extending AI protection to the endpoint and remote users
  • Autonomous Response for SaaS applications like Zoom and Teams
  • Cloud-native deployment of AI
  • How to integrate AI to realise additional value across the security stack
  • Second-tier AI systems
Nicole Eagan
Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer
Darktrace
Jack Stockdale OBE
Chief Technology Officer
Darktrace
11:40am

Case Study: Ted Baker

2020 resulted in drastic changes and unprecedented challenges for businesses. Leon Shepherd (Chief Information Officer, Ted Baker) and Mike Beck (Global CISO, Darktrace) look back at how Ted Baker managed shifting consumer patterns alongside the evolving threat landscape over the past year — and how Cyber AI has been vital in protecting their dynamic workforce, wherever they are.

Discover:

  • How Ted Baker coped with COVID-19, and adapted to the challenges that it brought, including the implications of an industry-wide adoption of technology
  • Digital transformation in Ted Baker and how to communicate cyber security risk to the board
  • How Cyber AI is utilised across Ted Baker’s infrastructure, and what it ‘finds’
Leon Shepherd
Chief Information Officer
Ted Baker
Mike Beck
Global CISO
Darktrace
11:55am

Case Study: Darktrace Customer

Join to hear insights from one of Darktrace’s customers on their approach to digital transformation projects, and why they chose Cyber AI to protect their dynamic workforce.

12:15pm

Panel Discussion

This expert panel draws together security and industry experts to discuss how the challenges of 2020 have led organisations to take a fresh look at how they run their businesses – and protect their customers, employees and data through times of change. How has the risk changed? And what are the opportunities?

Dave Palmer (Moderator)
Chief Product Officer
Darktrace
Professor Nick Jennings CB FREng
Professor of AI
Imperial College London
Rt Hon Amber Rudd
Former UK Home Secretary
Max Heinemeyer
Director of Threat Hunting
Darktrace

Technology Breakouts

Stream One: AI Innovations

12:45pm

Autonomous Threat Detection: Darktrace Immune System

The Darktrace Immune System is a self-learning Cyber AI technology that detects novel attacks and insider threats at an early stage. Developing a unique understanding of what ‘normal’ looks like for everyone and everything in the digital business, the AI is able to identify the subtlest signals of emerging threats in real time – from IoT hacks to long-term nation-state attacks.

In this session, hear:

  • An introduction to the Darktrace Immune System: autonomous threat detection, powered by Cyber AI
  • Real world case study: how a biometric scanner was used to mine for cryptocurrency
  • A 5-minute demo: see our award-winning threat visualisation interface
Dave Palmer
Chief Product Officer
Darktrace
1:00pm

Augmenting Humans: Cyber AI Analyst

Darktrace Cyber AI Analyst is an AI investigation technology which automatically triages, interprets, and reports on the full scope of security incidents targeting the dynamic workforce. Using supervised machine learning, the AI mimics human thought processes to contextualise security events and translate its findings into easily digestible reports. This capability was instrumental in the remediation of an APT41 zero-day attack in 2020 – producing a report which was able to be actioned in minutes by the security team before the damage was done.

Includes:

  • An introduction to automated threat investigations, powered by Cyber AI
  • Real-world case study: the AI investigation of state-backed APT41 attack
  • 5-minute product demo
Mike Beck
Global CISO
Darktrace
1:15pm

Autonomous Response: Darktrace Antigena

Antigena is the world’s first Autonomous Response technology. Powered by self-learning AI, it autonomously interrupts attacks at machine speed and with surgical precision, even if the threat is highly sophisticated and unknown. When a zero-day ransomware attack struck a manufacturing company, Antigena’s swift and targeted action stopped the threat seconds after it emerged, with only four files having been encrypted.

Join Andrew Tsonchev for an exploration of the AI in action, including:

  • How Antigena catches sophisticated and novel threats
  • What Offensive AI means for the future of cyber defence
  • 5-minute Antigena product demo
Andrew Tsonchev
Director of Technology
Darktrace
1:30pm

Protecting ICS and OT: Industrial Immune System

The Industrial Immune System is the Cyber AI technology responsible for protecting the Operational Technology behind some of the world’s most important industrial networks, from power stations to transportation grids. It works by passively learning what ‘normal’ looks like across OT, IT, and industrial IoT, detecting the subtlest signals of emerging cyber-threats.

When the industrial networks of an international airport were hit by an advanced cyber-attack, Darktrace detected the threat and reported on it at every stage, preventing a major incident from occurring.

In this session, discover:

  • Attacks against ICS and OT and what to expect in 2021
  • How Cyber AI caught an attack on an international airport
  • 5-minute Industrial Immune System product demo
Andrew Tsonchev
Director of Technology
Darktrace

Stream Two: Protecting the Dynamic Workforce

12:45pm

The Imitation Game: Combatting Impersonation Emails With AI

It’s not just spam. Attackers are now sending near-identical emails to those you receive every day from your boss and colleagues. Artificial intelligence is increasingly being leveraged to optimise this spear phishing, creating digital fakes that gain our confidence, and slip under the radar of standard email gateways.

AI has become the primary means of protecting inboxes from malicious emails, thanks to its understanding of the rich context around each email and email user. Before the user is served the bait, AI steps in to stop the email from being delivered, and even protects against malicious outbound email too. In this session, learn the real example of a sophisticated email attack that led to 1,600 tailored emails being sent from an employee account – and how AI would have stopped the phishing immediately.

Includes:

  • Introduction to Antigena Email, email security rated 5* by Gartner Peer Insights
  • Real-world case study – how legacy email solutions are being outperformed
  • 5-minute product demo
Dan Fein
Director of Email Security Products
Darktrace
1:00pm

Protecting Cloud and SaaS with Cyber AI

Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Dropbox, Google Hangouts: whatever you are using, it’s clear that cloud and SaaS platforms are now fuelling business communication and collaboration. But for security teams, this can come at the cost of visibility and control. Organisations urgently need an enterprise-wide approach. Darktrace AI works from and for the cloud, detecting, investigating, and responding to threats in cloud and SaaS environments.

Our Director of Cloud Security shares his experience working with Darktrace customers on:

  • How to reconcile cloud adoption with security
  • Real-world case study: a malicious insider attempting data exfiltration
  • 5-minute product demo
Nabil Zoldjalali
Director of Cloud Security
Darktrace
1:15pm

Darktrace Services: Who, What, Why?

2020 has seen security teams pushed to their limits, leaving them feeling overwhelmed and looking to managed services to help them on their journey to cyber resilience. Since 2014, Darktrace has offered customers a variety of services designed to support hard-pressed security teams when dealing with urgent threats.

Hear more about Darktrace Services, including:

  • Introduction to Darktrace Services expert teams
  • Proactive Threat Notification, providing around-the-clock monitoring by expert cyber analysts
  • Ask the Expert, immediate access to the experts during live threat investigations
  • Darktrace 24/7 SOC
Hannah Cusack
VP, Technical Operations
Darktrace
1:30pm

*New* Client Sensors and Protecting a Dynamic Workforce

With remote working set to continue long into 2021, securing the dynamic workforce remains a priority. Darktrace has extended the immune system platform to protect employees both on and off the VPN. Whether your colleagues are working in garden sheds or on kitchen tables, AI tackles the liability, eradicating blind spots and detecting the subtlest signals of emerging threats in real time.

Learn and see:

  • How to detect risk to remote workers who are off the VPN
  • How to balance worker flexibility with security
  • 5-minute demo of Darktrace AI and new client sensors
Max Heinemeyer
Director of Threat Hunting
Darktrace

Register now

“It is critical that the cybersecurity community quickly prepares to combat fast-emerging AI-enabled attackers.”
World Economic Forum
“Modern-day cyber security threats require a speed of response far greater than human decision-making allows.”
RUSI Artificial Intelligence and UK National Security
“The next phase in our journey towards autonomous security is autonomous response decision-making.”
Gartner
“It will be crucial to use AI as a force multiplier and keep pace with attacker enhancements as they upscale their attack capabilities and efforts.”
Forrester Research
“Offensive AI helps attackers scale up their attacks, evade detection, and better capitalize upon human error.”
HMG Strategy
“Cyber-attacks are the second most concerning risk for doing business globally over the next 10 years.”
World Economic Forum
“The number of cyberattacks has tripled over the last decade … cybersecurity has clearly become a threat to financial stability.”
IMF

Speakers

Lord Jonathan Evans KCB, Former Director General of MI5

Lord 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 was appointed to the House of Lords in 2014 at the personal recommendation of the Prime Minister and sits as a cross-bench peer. Lord Evans is also a non-executive Director of HSBC Holdings and of Ark Datacentres Ltd.

Professor Nick Jennings CB FREng, Professor of AI, Imperial College London

Professor Nick Jennings, CB FREng, is the Vice-Provost for Research and Enterprise at Imperial College London, responsible for promoting, supporting and facilitating their research performance and for leading on the delivery of the Research and Enterprise Strategy. He also holds a chair in Artificial Intelligence in the Departments of Computing and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Before joining Imperial College London, Professor Jennings was Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton and the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor for National Security. Professor Jennings is an internationally-recognized authority in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, cybersecurity and agent-based computing. He is a member of the Government’s AI Council.

Rt Hon Amber Rudd, Former UK Home Secretary

After a career in banking, venture capital and head hunting, Amber Rudd became the MP for Hastings and Rye from 2010 to 2019. She held three cabinet roles over four years and under three Prime Ministers, first in Energy and Climate Change, then the Home Office as Home Secretary and until September 2019 in Work and Pensions. She also twice served as Minister for Women and Equalities. As Energy Secretary she steered the UK’s participation in the crucial and successful Paris Climate Change Agreement in 2015. As Home Secretary she oversaw the UK’s response to the terrorist attacks in 2017. Under her leadership the UK led on setting up an international industry-led response to removing radicalising material on the internet which endures as the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). She is now a Senior Advisor to Teneo, Management Consultants. She is also an Advisor to Pool Re, insurers for terrorism risk. She recently became a Trustee for The Climate Group, working with the private sector to reach a net zero outcome.

Leon Shepherd, Chief Information Officer, Ted Baker

Leon Shepherd is the Chief Information Officer of Ted Baker, overseeing all technology strategy and delivery. He is a member of the organization’s Board, accountable for leading the delivery of a 3-year digital transformation project. With over 15 years’ experience at the forefront of IT operations, Leon has worked across some of the world’s largest companies including Vodafone and Jack Wills. Leon started his career as a programmer working on C++ and other object-oriented languages before moving into project management and leadership.

Lord 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 was appointed to the House of Lords in 2014 at the personal recommendation of the Prime Minister and sits as a cross-bench peer. Lord Evans is also a non-executive Director of HSBC Holdings and of Ark Datacentres Ltd.

Lord Jonathan Evans KCB
Former Director General of MI5

Professor Nick Jennings, CB FREng, is the Vice-Provost for Research and Enterprise at Imperial College London, responsible for promoting, supporting and facilitating their research performance and for leading on the delivery of the Research and Enterprise Strategy. He also holds a chair in Artificial Intelligence in the Departments of Computing and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Before joining Imperial College London, Professor Jennings was Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton and the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor for National Security. Professor Jennings is an internationally-recognized authority in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, cybersecurity and agent-based computing. He is a member of the Government’s AI Council.

Professor Nick Jennings CB FREng
Professor of AI
Imperial College London

After a career in banking, venture capital and head hunting, Amber Rudd became the MP for Hastings and Rye from 2010 to 2019. She held three cabinet roles over four years and under three Prime Ministers, first in Energy and Climate Change, then the Home Office as Home Secretary and until September 2019 in Work and Pensions. She also twice served as Minister for Women and Equalities. As Energy Secretary she steered the UK’s participation in the crucial and successful Paris Climate Change Agreement in 2015. As Home Secretary she oversaw the UK’s response to the terrorist attacks in 2017. Under her leadership the UK led on setting up an international industry-led response to removing radicalising material on the internet which endures as the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). She is now a Senior Advisor to Teneo, Management Consultants. She is also an Advisor to Pool Re, insurers for terrorism risk. She recently became a Trustee for The Climate Group, working with the private sector to reach a net zero outcome.

Rt Hon Amber Rudd
Former UK Home Secretary

Leon Shepherd is the Chief Information Officer of Ted Baker, overseeing all technology strategy and delivery. He is a member of the organization’s Board, accountable for leading the delivery of a 3-year digital transformation project. With over 15 years’ experience at the forefront of IT operations, Leon has worked across some of the world’s largest companies including Vodafone and Jack Wills. Leon started his career as a programmer working on C++ and other object-oriented languages before moving into project management and leadership.

Leon Shepherd
Chief Information Officer
Ted Baker

Emily Orton, Chief Marketing Officer

Emily is one of the founding members of Darktrace, and has worked in technology marketing and communications for ten years. Her commentary on the cyber security challenge has been reported in leading media outlets including BBC News, Sky News and Channel 4. In 2018, she was named in the ‘Maserati 100’ index of British entrepreneurs in The Sunday Times and in 2020, she was recognized by Management Today as one of Britain’s brightest young business leaders. Emily holds an MA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge.

Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy Officer, AI Officer

Nicole Eagan is Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer of Darktrace. Her extensive career in technology spans 30 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth companies. Nicole identifies and shapes Darktrace’s strategic plan, leads the Company’s AI vision together with our CTO, and provides product strategy and direction. A core part of the executive team, during Nicole’s tenure, Darktrace has won more than 100 awards, and the company has been named one of WSJ’s ‘Tech Companies to Watch’, Fast Company’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’, and a CNBC ‘Disruptor 50’. Nicole was named ‘AI Leader of the Year’ and was awarded the top position on The Software Report’s ‘Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity’ in 2020.

Jack Stockdale OBE, Chief Technology Officer

Jack Stockdale is the founding CTO at Darktrace. With over 20 years’ experience of software engineering, Jack is responsible for overseeing the development of Bayesian mathematical models and artificial intelligence algorithms that underpin Darktrace’s award-winning technology. Jack and his development team in Cambridge were recognized for their outstanding contribution to engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Innovation Award Committee in 2017 and again in 2019. Jack has a degree in Computer Science from Lancaster University.

Nick Trim, Chief Operations Officer

Nick Trim has fifteen years’ experience working for the UK government, where he helped create cutting-edge operational capabilities to defend critical national infrastructure against a range of threats. 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. Nick was a founding member of Darktrace and oversees commercial strategy. Nick has an MA in History from Durham University.

Mike Beck, Global CISO

Mike has spent 18 years working in technology, security and risk operations. He started his career as a software engineer on GCHQ’s technologist programme, and progressed to support military operations. He has conducted intelligence analysis and assessment in operational theatres across the world, becoming a senior intelligence officer. In 2010, Mike merged his intelligence and technology experience to run cyber defensive operations for UK government, including working on the implementation of the national cyber security strategy and protecting the London 2012 Olympic Games. Joining Darktrace at its early stages in 2014, Mike developed the cyber analyst operation that supports thousands of Darktrace customers with 24/7 support and since 2020 oversees Darktrace’s internal security program as Global CISO. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth.

Dave Palmer, Chief Product Officer

Dave is the Chief Product Officer at Darktrace, overseeing the mathematics and engineering teams and project strategies. With over 13 years’ experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations, Dave has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he was responsible for delivering mission-critical infrastructure services, including replacing and securing entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. He acts as an advisor to cyber security start-ups and growth-stage companies from the UK Government’s Cyber Security Accelerator and CyLon. His insights on AI and the future of cyber security are also regularly featured in the UK media. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

Max Heinemeyer, Director of Threat Hunting

Max is a cyber security expert with over nine years’ experience in the field, specializing in network monitoring and offensive security. At Darktrace, Max works with strategic customers to help them investigate and respond to threats, as well as overseeing the cyber security analyst team in the Cambridge UK headquarters. Prior to his current role, Max led the Threat and Vulnerability Management department for Hewlett-Packard in Central Europe. In this role he worked as a white hat hacker, leading penetration tests and red team engagements. He was also part of the German Chaos Computer Club when he was still living in Germany. Max holds a MSc from the University of Duisburg-Essen and a BSc from the Cooperative State University Stuttgart in International Business Information Systems.

Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Technology

Andrew is a technical expert on cyber security and advises Darktrace’s strategic customers on advanced threat defense, AI and autonomous response. He has a background in threat analysis and research, and holds a first-class degree in physics from Oxford University and a first-class degree in philosophy from King’s College London. His comments on cyber security and the threat to critical national infrastructure have been reported in international media, including CNBC and the BBC World.

Dan Fein, Director of Email Security Products, Americas

Based in New York, Dan is the Director of Email Security Products for the Americas. He joined Darktrace’s technical team in 2015, helping customers quickly achieve a complete and granular understanding of Darktrace’s world-leading Cyber AI Platform and products. Dan has a particular focus on Antigena Email, ensuring that it is effectively deployed in complex digital environments, and works closely with the development, marketing, sales, and technical teams. Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from New York University.

Nabil Zoldjalali, Director of Cloud Security

Based in Toronto, Nabil specializes in the application of cloud technologies and works closely with Darktrace’s Research & Development team. He advises strategic Fortune 500 customers across North America on advanced threat detection, cyber AI, and Autonomous Response for cloud and SaaS environments. Nabil is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences across North America, including Microsoft Ignite, Black Hat, and the World AI Forum. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from McGill University and is an advisory board member of the EC Council.

Hannah Cusack, VP, Technical Operations

Hannah Cusack is the Vice President of Technical Operations at Darktrace, where she manages the 24/7 global SOC team. With over 12 years’ experience in cyber analytics, Hannah focuses on delivering excellent customer experience before, during, and after attacks hit. Hannah worked in the RAF for 13 years as both an Arabic interpreter and an intelligence analyst, and was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in 2013 as a result of her contributions to the field. She later moved to GCHQ before joining Darktrace 5 years ago.

Emily is one of the founding members of Darktrace, and has worked in technology marketing and communications for ten years. Her commentary on the cyber security challenge has been reported in leading media outlets including BBC News, Sky News and Channel 4. In 2018, she was named in the ‘Maserati 100’ index of British entrepreneurs in The Sunday Times and in 2020, she was recognized by Management Today as one of Britain’s brightest young business leaders. Emily holds an MA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge.

Emily Orton
Chief Marketing Officer
Darktrace

Nicole Eagan is Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer of Darktrace. Her extensive career in technology spans 30 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth companies. Nicole identifies and shapes Darktrace’s strategic plan, leads the Company’s AI vision together with our CTO, and provides product strategy and direction. A core part of the executive team, during Nicole’s tenure, Darktrace has won more than 100 awards, and the company has been named one of WSJ’s ‘Tech Companies to Watch’, Fast Company’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’, and a CNBC ‘Disruptor 50’. Nicole was named ‘AI Leader of the Year’ and was awarded the top position on The Software Report’s ‘Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity’ in 2020.

Nicole Eagan
Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer
Darktrace

Jack Stockdale is the founding CTO at Darktrace. With over 20 years’ experience of software engineering, Jack is responsible for overseeing the development of Bayesian mathematical models and artificial intelligence algorithms that underpin Darktrace’s award-winning technology. Jack and his development team in Cambridge were recognized for their outstanding contribution to engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Innovation Award Committee in 2017 and again in 2019. Jack has a degree in Computer Science from Lancaster University.

Jack Stockdale OBE
Chief Technology Officer
Darktrace

Nick Trim has fifteen years’ experience working for the UK government, where he helped create cutting-edge operational capabilities to defend critical national infrastructure against a range of threats. 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. Nick was a founding member of Darktrace and oversees commercial strategy. Nick has an MA in History from Durham University.

Nick Trim
Chief Operations Officer
Darktrace

Mike has spent 18 years working in technology, security and risk operations. He started his career as a software engineer on GCHQ’s technologist programme, and progressed to support military operations. He has conducted intelligence analysis and assessment in operational theatres across the world, becoming a senior intelligence officer. In 2010, Mike merged his intelligence and technology experience to run cyber defensive operations for UK government, including working on the implementation of the national cyber security strategy and protecting the London 2012 Olympic Games. Joining Darktrace at its early stages in 2014, Mike developed the cyber analyst operation that supports thousands of Darktrace customers with 24/7 support and since 2020 oversees Darktrace’s internal security program as Global CISO. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth.

Mike Beck
Global CISO
Darktrace

Dave is the Chief Product Officer at Darktrace, overseeing the mathematics and engineering teams and project strategies. With over 13 years’ experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations, Dave has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he was responsible for delivering mission-critical infrastructure services, including replacing and securing entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. He acts as an advisor to cyber security start-ups and growth-stage companies from the UK Government’s Cyber Security Accelerator and CyLon. His insights on AI and the future of cyber security are also regularly featured in the UK media. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

Dave Palmer
Chief Product Officer
Darktrace

Max is a cyber security expert with over nine years’ experience in the field, specializing in network monitoring and offensive security. At Darktrace, Max works with strategic customers to help them investigate and respond to threats, as well as overseeing the cyber security analyst team in the Cambridge UK headquarters. Prior to his current role, Max led the Threat and Vulnerability Management department for Hewlett-Packard in Central Europe. In this role he worked as a white hat hacker, leading penetration tests and red team engagements. He was also part of the German Chaos Computer Club when he was still living in Germany. Max holds a MSc from the University of Duisburg-Essen and a BSc from the Cooperative State University Stuttgart in International Business Information Systems.

Max Heinemeyer
Director of Threat Hunting
Darktrace

Andrew is a technical expert on cyber security and advises Darktrace’s strategic customers on advanced threat defense, AI and autonomous response. He has a background in threat analysis and research, and holds a first-class degree in physics from Oxford University and a first-class degree in philosophy from King’s College London. His comments on cyber security and the threat to critical national infrastructure have been reported in international media, including CNBC and the BBC World.

Andrew Tsonchev
Director of Technology
Darktrace

Based in New York, Dan is the Director of Email Security Products for the Americas. He joined Darktrace’s technical team in 2015, helping customers quickly achieve a complete and granular understanding of Darktrace’s world-leading Cyber AI Platform and products. Dan has a particular focus on Antigena Email, ensuring that it is effectively deployed in complex digital environments, and works closely with the development, marketing, sales, and technical teams. Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from New York University.

Dan Fein
Director of Email Security Products
Darktrace

Based in Toronto, Nabil specializes in the application of cloud technologies and works closely with Darktrace’s Research & Development team. He advises strategic Fortune 500 customers across North America on advanced threat detection, cyber AI, and Autonomous Response for cloud and SaaS environments. Nabil is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences across North America, including Microsoft Ignite, Black Hat, and the World AI Forum. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from McGill University and is an advisory board member of the EC Council.

Nabil Zoldjalali
Director of Cloud Security
Darktrace

Hannah Cusack is the Vice President of Technical Operations at Darktrace, where she manages the 24/7 global SOC team. With over 12 years’ experience in cyber analytics, Hannah focuses on delivering excellent customer experience before, during, and after attacks hit. Hannah worked in the RAF for 13 years as both an Arabic interpreter and an intelligence analyst, and was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in 2013 as a result of her contributions to the field. She later moved to GCHQ before joining Darktrace 5 years ago.

Hannah Cusack
VP, Technical Operations
Darktrace

One-to-One Meetings

From 12:45pm to 3:30pm, our team of subject matter experts will be available for one-to-one meetings to discuss your current security challenges and priorities. In the 20 minute session, they will cover Darktrace’s most exciting technological innovations and explore how Cyber AI can augment your security team and protect your entire dynamic workforce from attack.

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Darktrace subject matter experts include:

Mariana Pereira
Director of Email Security Products
Darktrace
Mike Beck
Global CISO
Darktrace
Max Heinemeyer
Director of Threat Hunting
Darktrace