With trillions of dollars in assets continually moving across complex infrastructures and around the world, it is no wonder that the financial services industry has long represented the holy grail for today’s most sophisticated cyber-criminals. And while the companies therein have responded by investing in high maturity security systems, these systems are predicated on an approach to cyber defense that has been antiquated by fundamental shifts in the nature of the cyber-attack.
One such shift is the rise of insider threats, which now account for 74% of business cyber security incidents. Because legacy security tools generally look outward to spot potential attacks, they miss these insider threats that imperil today’s financial institutions. Malicious employees have the advantage of familiarity with the networks and information they manipulate, and their credentials allow them to exfiltrate the most sensitive such information without raising red flags. Moreover, even well-intentioned employees present major security risks thanks to the emergence of personalized spear phishing emails, which trick victims into infecting their networks with malware by posing as friends and colleagues.
Another critical development in the cyber threat landscape has been the dramatic increase in the speed of such threats: modern strains of ransomware, for instance, can encrypt a network in under 30 seconds. As a result, even security tools that manage to alert incident responders to potential dangers are no longer sufficient. The reality is that these responders cannot counter machine speed threats on their own, and regardless, they are often flooded with hundreds or thousands of alerts — far too many to investigate before it’s too late.
Darktrace is the next generation of cyber defense, proven capable of identifying and autonomously responding to subtle attacks that bypass all other security tools. Deployed by many of the largest financial institutions in the world, Darktrace’s AI technology gives industry leaders unprecedented visibility into all their digital activity, as well as the unparalleled ability to detect and contain fast-acting threats in seconds. With Darktrace, security teams are afforded the critical time and knowledge they need to protect the world’s financial assets.
Manufacturing & Supply
Manufacturing companies face significant challenges in an age of increasing digitization, where corporate IT networks are coming to share more functions with traditional operational technologies. Protecting IT and OT environments, as well as ensuring that the supply chain is secure, means that manufacturing companies face cyber-threats from multiple angles.
Manufacturers depend on availability and reliability – machinery must be available to operate, and trusted to deliver. An undetected cyber attack could undermine the production process and cause substantial damage to finances and reputation. Insider threat poses a significant problem too – insiders could be well-placed to access critical systems to deliberately disrupt vital services, but also inadvertent mistakes could allow cyber-attackers to access operational technologies by using the corporate network as a through route. Manufacturing executives are increasingly aware of the greater risk of cyber-attack, and are taking steps to improve on existing security practises.
By working with leading manufacturing companies around the world, Darktrace is helping to defend against cyber-attacks and ensure organizations can operate without disruption. Darktrace’s self-learning technology is uniquely capable of learning a ‘pattern of life’ across both corporate IT networks and operational technologies, enabling it to detect anomalous activity in real time. Darktrace also provides total network visibility, aiding the investigative ability of security teams and providing boardroom executives with greater business oversight.
Healthcare & Pharma
With the digitization of healthcare records and medical processes, and the premium that is paid on the dark web for medical records, the healthcare industry is increasingly becoming an attractive target for cyber-attackers across the world. Indeed, the healthcare industry faced no less than 142 known security breaches in Q2 of 2018 alone, which represents a significant increase from past quarters.
The healthcare sector has, in particular, experienced a rising number of ransomware attacks, in which cyber-criminals encrypt a network’s data and hold it hostage. These criminals consider such healthcare organizations low-hanging fruit for such attacks, as many lack the high maturity defenses to protect themselves effectively.
For pharmaceutical companies, cyber-attacks threaten the intellectual property at the very heart of their businesses, since their multibillion-dollar research is often guarded only by legacy security tools that become more antiquated each day. As these tools remain fixed in their understanding of what constitutes suspicious behavior, cyber-criminals are circumventing them by perpetually creating more and more innovative attacks.
Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System offers the industry the means to stay ahead of emerging threats that jeopardize the entire sector. We work with hospitals and healthcare providers to deliver real-time awareness and visibility of all digital interactions, and our solution automatically flags emerging behaviors that require investigation. In addition to the Enterprise Immune System’s real-team alerting, Darktrace Antigena can autonomously contain attacks like ransomware in seconds — before they do irrevocable harm.
Energy & Utilities
The energy and utility sector has long faced some of the most advanced attackers, from industrial espionage to state-sponsored attacks. As part of national critical infrastructure, the importance of defending these organizations in this new era of threats cannot be underestimated.
It is not just a case of protecting the corporate network either. Industrial Control Systems, such as SCADA, are increasingly being targeted in highly sophisticated attacks that threaten safety and personal security, as well as the long-term future of major infrastructure providers.
As IT and Operational Technology environments continue to converge – and the traditional air gap is undermined – it is critical to attain coverage and monitoring across all networks, so that emerging threats may be detected wherever they are moving.
Darktrace’s ICS capability, with the Industrial Immune System, complements its core Enterprise Immune System technology, making it the only threat detection and investigation tool that addresses both IT and OT environments.
Whether an employee shortcutting security policies, a skilled hacktivist with a grudge to bear, or a stealthy state actor biding time within your network, Darktrace catches the subtle signs of abnormality and identifies threats in their early stages.
Government & Defense
Governments and the defense sector face some of the most pernicious cyber-attackers, including state-sponsored ones. The stakes are high and governments are continually confronted with new, unseen threat methodologies that change quickly, move subtly, and are very difficult to detect.
Despite the best perimeter defenses, advanced attackers continue to challenge this sector, while insider threats that evade such perimeter protections are particularly devastating. As the Edward Snowden case proved, insiders render even the world’s most well-defended organizations vulnerable to attack, since legacy tools can rarely detect the malicious behavior of credentialed users. Indeed, non-malicious, legitimate network users also introduce risk, thanks to the increasing prevalence of targeted spear phishing campaigns that seek to trick employees into infecting their networks.
Darktrace works with governments and the defense sector to deliver the best-in-class, most resilient defense against today’s attackers and tomorrow’s threats. It assists governments in achieving oversight and visibility of their myriad networks and users, and it increases their confidence in being able to catch in-progress threats before they do damage.
With our unique heritage in government intelligence – our experts have decades of experience in cyber defense for national security, working in high-risk environments in the US, Canada and the UK – Darktrace is uniquely placed to help protect critical assets and national infrastructures. Darktrace fights back with the same level of sophistication and speed as the adversary, whoever or whatever they are.
The recent escalation of cyber-attacks targeting the education sector has taught museums and schools across the world a valuable lesson: no organization is immune to threats online.
Indeed, educational institutions house significant quantities of sensitive personal information that can be used to commit identity theft, from colleges that collect families’ financials when determining tuition fees, to test providers that store social security numbers for identification purposes. Yet these organizations generally lack the robust cyber defenses that protect data-rich companies in other sectors, rendering them attractive prey for cyber-criminals.
However, today’s most sophisticated attackers are largely not lone criminals looking to sell personal information on the Dark Web; rather, they are coordinated, often state-sponsored threat actors with even more devastating intentions. In March 2018, the U.S. Justice Department indicted nine nation-state actors who allegedly stole 31 terabytes of documents from more than 140 American colleges on behalf of a foreign government, which later launched another attack on 76 universities in 14 countries. These universities produce many of the world’s most transformative innovations, and this intellectual property must be shielded from both financially and geopolitically motivated attacks.
While such external attacks are increasingly subtle and fast-acting, threats from credentialed users present an even greater challenge for legacy security tools. Unfortunately, insider threat is now a fact of life in education: A 2018 analysis of 850 cyber-attacks on colleges found that disgruntled students and staff accounted for a significant percentage of these incidents. Whether insiders attempt to alter grades or steal intellectual property or sabotage the administration, legacy cyber defenses simply can’t see them.
Darktrace’s cyber AI can see them, providing real-time threat detection and autonomous response to spot and stop these subtle attacks and insider threats at an early stage. Today, Darktrace protects some of the world’s leading universities, museums, and educational foundations, allowing them to stop even never-before-seen attacks in real time.
Legal & HR
Cyber security is today an unavoidable concern for law firms and the legal sector at large, which oversees disproportionately large volumes of sensitive data and which is therefore an attractive target for sophisticated threat actors. From confidential information about mergers and acquisitions to disclosures made under attorney-client privilege, today’s law firms are inundated with data that would be disastrous if leaked, both for the results of individual cases and for these firm’s long-term reputations.
Indeed, this reputational damage diminishes the very trust upon which the legal profession is predicated, jeopardizing client relationships and hindering customer acquisition. Legal organizations lose 5% of their clients following a data breach, while significant or high-profile breaches can even prompt a firm’s eventual collapse, as was the case for Mossack Fonseca in the infamous Panama Papers breach.
In today’s increasingly digital business world, even the most private legal documents are now regularly revised online, transferred over email, and stored in the cloud. This shift creates an urgent need for cyber defenses that can safeguard these files across complex and hybrid infrastructures. Yet most law firms are relatively small, many do not employ large security teams, and few have adequately prepared themselves for the stealthy behavior and machine speed of modern cyber-attacks.
Many law firms across the world — including Magic Circle and Am Law 100 firms — have deployed Darktrace to pre-empt emerging threats before it’s too late. Darktrace’s world-leading cyber AI security has allowed these firms to demonstrate a serious cyber security strategy, one in line with client expectations, and to increase confidence in their defenses against both insider and external threats.
Protecting increasingly interconnected critical infrastructure from new cyber threats is a significant challenge faced by the transportation sector. Damage to critical infrastructure has the potential to cause major knock-on effects for business reputation and customer satisfaction. Striking the balance between functionality and security is of vital importance for transportation companies as they provide critical services.
Cyber-attackers may target transportation companies not only to gain access to customer databases or other confidential data that may be monetized, but also to deliberately disrupt critical services, whether for political or ideological reasons. By interrupting the operational technologies managing transport infrastructures, cyber-threats can irreparably damage company reputations and pose a real threat to passenger safety.
Darktrace works with some of the world’s leading transportation companies, from airport groups to train companies, to provide defense against some of the most difficult and subtle threats within their networks.
The unique ability of Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System to learn the normal behavior of each user, device and network, enables it to spot deviations from the norm and calculate the probability that those deviations represent genuine problems that require investigation. Darktrace detects threats as they emerge, providing total network visibility and ensuring that critical infrastructure can function reliably and safely, without interruption.
Retail & e-Commerce
The retail sector was the number one cyber-attack target among all industries in 2017. In just the past few years, industry giants from Target to Neiman Marcus have seen their reputations diminished by massive leaks of personally identifiable information, each of which affected tens of millions of customers. These companies themselves face lasting repercussions beyond just reputational damage: Home Depot’s breach, for instance, will likely cost the company $179 million once all its lawsuits finalize.
There are more than half a trillion cashless transactions every year, while e-commerce sales alone are projected to reach roughly $5 trillion by 2021: a virtual treasure trove for cyber-criminals to plunder. Given the hyper-competitive nature of the retail space, companies are vying with one another to maximize ease-of-purchase, a concern that is difficult to balance with the need for robust cyber security.
The industry is also lucrative prey for online threat actors due to the ease with which they can monetize retailers’ assets, which include mountains of credit card numbers and personal information that can all be rapidly sold on the Dark Web for profit. E-commerce sites also directly transfer virtual funds, while many of the security tools protecting these transfers remain susceptible to innovative malware that such tools aren’t programmed to detect.
If anything can be gleaned from the barrage of attacks bombarding retailers globally, it is that these companies must fundamentally shift their approach to cyber defense. Several leading retailers have already spearheaded this shift, entrusting Darktrace’s cyber AI to protect their network from never-before-seen threats, while relying on Darktrace Antigena to autonomously respond to those threats with machine speed.
Technology & Telecoms
Cyber-attacks targeting technology and telecommunications firms represent the most significant threat to their sensitive customer data and invaluable intellectual property. When successful, such attacks cost these firms dearly, not only in terms of immediate loss of revenue but also in the form of subsequent reputational damage.
Technology firms that provide digital services or house vast quantities of user information are particularly at risk, as demonstrated in the Uber breach that exposed the personal information of more than 25 million users. Regulations around personal data, such as GDPR, increasingly require technology firms to adopt a robust cyber defense strategy that can detect cyber-threats at an early stage.
Cyber-attacks aimed at technology firms with lucrative IP have also become a fact of life in the Information Age. Often perpetrated by nation-state actors with advanced capabilities, these attacks are now remarkably subtle and stealthy, with some of the latest examples beginning to incorporate AI elements. For tech companies that rely on IP to maintain their competitive edge, these subtle and AI-powered threats have rendered static security systems no longer a viable option as a last line of defense.
The world’s most inventive companies are paving the way for a safer and smarter future, but that future is seriously imperiled by the modern cyber-threat, which legacy tools are ill-equipped to counteract. These innovators must therefore be willing to adopt equally innovative cyber security solutions, most obviously for the sake of their reputations and their bottom lines, but not least for their customers around the globe who increasingly entrust them with their livelihoods.
Media & Entertainment
The media and entertainment industry faces a fundamental challenge in the Digital Age: monopolizing content and services at a time when information flows more freely than ever before. This challenge is nowhere greater than in the case of cyber-crime, which threatens the intellectual property at the heart of the industry’s business model.
Such intellectual property is essential for media companies in particular, which spend enormous resources to create films and television shows that they must then defend from threat actors across the world. Yet modern consumers expect media that is highly digitized, with content readily available on multiple platforms — an expectation that is difficult to reconcile with the ideal of data security. In an age of advanced cyber-threat, media and entertainment companies must balance availability and exclusivity to avoid damaging leaks that could severely harm their reputations.
For entertainment companies, the imperative of protecting IP is accompanied by the need to defend sensitive customer data and lucrative digital operations. Online poker sites, for instance, house thousands of users’ credit card numbers, while a ransomware attack that shuts down its services can cost millions in lost revenue. Beyond their direct financial ramifications, security breaches can inflict lasting damage to a company’s brand name.
Many of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies have turned to Darktrace to protect against today’s sophisticated threats. Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System technology enables these organizations to detect and defend against cyber threats in real time, protecting their key assets and foundational intellectual property with AI that learns on the job. Darktrace also provides total network visibility, affording its users an unprecedented awareness of all the routes that a potential threat could take. With Darktrace’s AI, media and entertainment companies can effectively safeguard their valuable intellectual property while remaining dynamic and innovative.
While not-for-profit organizations perform indispensable services around the globe, they nevertheless confront the same cyber security challenges as their profit-making counterparts. In fact, the nature of charitable work renders them a particularly attractive target to certain types of attackers, from hacktivists who disagree with their causes to adversely impacted groups that seek to shut down their operations. Even cyber-criminals who are agnostic to a given nonprofit’s goals can be enticed by the enormous quantity of sensitive personal information that it collects from beneficiaries, which can be used to commit identity fraud.
While these threats require nonprofits to create robust cyber defenses, many rely on remote workers and international volunteers, making their networks complex, expansive, and difficult to protect. Further complicating matters is the increasing digitization of charitable operations, as well as the now-vital importance of online outreach for raising funds and awareness. These factors all pose significant risks for organizations that often lack high maturity security postures.
Darktrace works with leading charities and nonprofit organizations to protect their highly distributed networks and information, enabling dynamic working environments and digital activities that do not put their beneficiaries and their reputations in jeopardy. Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System technology is easy to use for professionals of all skill levels, it takes just one hour to install, and it can identify potentially devastating cyber-attacks while there is still time to act.
Science Museum Group
This collection of British museums — including the world-renowned Science Museum in London — is the UK’s most visited school attraction. With a small cyber security team, as is typical among charitable organizations, the Science Museum Group uses Darktrace as a force multiplier. Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System allows that team to concentrate on investigating only the most important threats, which Darktrace intelligently detects.
The International Baccalaureate is a highly accredited educational nonprofit headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its four core programs — which focus on teaching critical thinking to students from age 3 to 19 — are taught in more than 150 companies around the world. By delivering real-time threat detection and autonomous response, Darktrace enables the foundation to secure the data it collects from parents and students alike, while also helping it remain compliant with regulations like GDPR.
The United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) is an independent international school in Singapore and a member of the United World College movement. With over 200 applications and several thousand devices in the hands of students, UWCSEA needed real-time visibility of all the devices on its network.
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Parchment is the most widely adopted digital credential management service, allowing learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share academic credentials. In order to secure this critical and sensitive data, Parchment deployed the Enterprise Immune System to detect threats in real-time, understand and visualize its entire network as the company grows, and to stay on top of a rapidly evolving threat landscape.
Offering 58 different degrees and more than 30 postgraduate programs, UDLAP currently has over 10,000 students enrolled and almost 2,000 faculty members. Technology and innovation play important roles in the culture of the university and, as such, the university considers taking an innovative approach to its cyber security as a priority.
Heritage Education Funds
Doug Topalovic, the Vice President of IT at Heritage Education Funds, discusses how he uses Darktrace to keep critical client data safe.
TruWest Credit Union
As a prominent US credit union, TruWest was faced with a number of challenges when securing its network and critical digital assets against cyber-attackers. With the threat landscape evolving rapidly and the cost of breaches rising, TruWest security chief Chris Sprague discusses how Darktrace gave his team a new way of approaching cyber security.
Simply Business CEO Jason Stockwood and Head of Information Security Wayne Moore discuss how Darktrace has not only provided AI cyber defence across their network but also helped them refine their security philosophy.
Jackson National Life Insurance
With billions of network events constantly unfolding, Jackson National Life Insurance deployed Darktrace to help its security team rapidly triage alerts and oversee the company’s myriad devices. Vice President and CISO Guillermo Guerra explains.
Founded in 1993, Pool Re is a reinsurance company whose members comprise the majority of commercial property insurers in the UK. In order to stay ahead of cyber-attackers, Pool Re recognized its need to strengthen its cyber defense strategy by deploying a technology able to detect emerging threats and mitigate the risk they pose.
As one of Europe’s largest publicly listed property development and investment companies, British Land wanted to defend its critical assets from advanced cyber-attacks, zero-day exploits, and insider threat by employing the latest, cutting-edge cyber security technology.
Blackhawk Network is a globally recognized company that pioneered ‘branded value’ providing solutions like gift cards, digital payments, and loyalty points. It needed a single tool to provide full network visibility and early threat detection to increase efficiency and stay on top of a fast-moving threat landscape. By installing the Enterprise Immune System, Blackhawk Network has renewed confidence that it can spot and mitigate threats as they emerge.
This leading provider of outsourced billing services and payment cycle management needed a technology that could detect zero-day threats without requiring continuous updates. By basing its security stack on Darktrace’s advances in unsupervised machine learning, Billtrust has increased its confidence that its sensitive customer information is protected from rapidly evolving cyber-threats.
QUI! Group is an Italian company active in the digital services sector, providing corporate and social welfare solutions, electronic money, merchant networks, and loyalty systems. QUI! Group decided to deploy Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System at the heart of its network to enhance its ability to address potentially malicious threats before they cause significant damage.
Macrosynergy Partners manages a global macro discretionary trading fund, which invests in foreign exchanges and associated derivatives. In the context of an increasingly complex digital environment and growing investor demands for robust and resilient information infrastructures, Macrosynergy identified cyber defense as a strategic priority and turned to Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System to provide total oversight of its network.
KB Life Insurance
KB Life Insurance works with a number of third party agencies, including logistics suppliers, who have access to their network. Despite employing traditional security tools at the perimeter, KB Life Insurance was concerned about possible risks inherited from its vast supply chain.
City of Westland, Michigan
Hear how Dan Bourdeau, the CIO for the City of Westland, uses Darktrace as a “truth platform” that gives his security team unbiased threat detection across the entire digital estate.
Rich Malewicz, Chief Information Officer for Livingston County, explains how Darktrace’s advanced threat detection and autonomous response capabilities have augmented his team, reduced costs, and made the county safer.
This leading provider of public safety software needed an innovative security solution to stay on top of fast-moving threats. By choosing Darktrace, Spillman Technologies can now detect unknown attacks as they emerge. In addition, the organization now has 100% visibility into its network, allowing Spillman Technologies to take a proactive stance in the face of a rapidly evolving threat landscape.
Pacific Dental Services
Hear from Nemi George, Senior Director of Information Security at Pacific Dental Services discuss how Darktrace’s cyber AI defends its network from the inside out.
The Farrer Park Company
Hear from James Woo, CIO at the Farrer Park Company: "We feel that every organization has different 'patterns of life' and this is where [Darktrace's] unsupervised machine learning excels. It is also able to establish a higher accuracy understanding of what is considered normal and spot the abnormal activity, so it's not one size fits all."
As biology becomes increasingly digitized, biotechnology research companies, such as Human Longevity Inc., have to strengthen their cyber defense strategies accordingly. In order to protect its intellectual property and critical data from sophisticated cyber-attacks, Human Longevity decided to deploy Darktrace's cutting-edge cyber defense technology, founded in mathematics and machine learning developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge.
Swope Health Services
Swope Health Services provides primary care, mental health programs, and community outreach to the broader Kansas City area. With over 500 employees, it provides patient-centered medical care to over 40,000 patients, and its network carries the highly sensitive medical information of over 200,000 individuals. After a thorough market review, Swope Health Services deployed Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System to detect and respond to emerging threats in real time. Armed with machine learning and AI algorithms, Swope Health Services now has complete visibility of its entire network and can stay proactive in the face of an advanced threat landscape.
Many of CordenPharma’s largest customers have their own stringent security requirements to prevent the theft of their valuable intellectual property. CordenPharma needed a tool that could provide early threat detection, prevent data breaches, and accommodate its customers’ myriad requests.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks
Hear Director of IT Matthew Berg describe how Darktrace became “another member of the team” at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks thanks to its ability to autonomously detect emerging threats.
Irwin Mitchell is amongst the 20 largest law firms in the UK, with 11 offices across the country and over 2,400 employees. The firm has long prioritized the protection of its data systems, particularly that of its clients’ information, and it deployed Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System to detect potential cyber-threats in their early stages. Darktrace allowed Irwin Mitchell to spot such threats before they inflict lasting damage, since the Enterprise Immune System comprehensively improved the firm’s understanding of its own network.
Jamie Hassan, Senior Technical Engineer at Suzuki GB, discusses how Darktrace gives 100% real-time visibility and better understanding of their digital enterprise.
Established in 1996, ZPower is a leading manufacturer of rechargeable, silver-zinc microbatteries. Faced with an unfamiliar and fast-evolving threat landscape that includes subtle attacks, insider threats, and ransomware, ZPower’s IT team sought to develop a robust security stack that could help mitigate these risks.
Established in 1963, BH Global Corporation Ltd is a Singapore SGX Mainboard-listed group providing a variety of services — including supply chain management and manufacturing — for companies in both the oil and gas industry and the maritime and offshore industry. BH Global also has a security division that provides Enterprise IT security services, night visions security, and infrared health screening. A leader in each of its sectors of business, BH Global provides integrated and advanced solutions collectively across multiple industries.
MACOM decided to deploy Darktrace’s award-winning technology across its complex network because of its unique ability to detect threats in real-time without requiring a priori knowledge. By establishing a ‘pattern of life’ specific to MACOM’s network, Darktrace allows the company to investigate any deviations from ‘normal’ behavior, which may be indicative of a serious breach. In this way, MACOM is kept up-to-date about its network activity and remains informed at all times.
This industry-leading furniture manufacturer was keen to defend itself from any potential compromise to its intellectual property and designs, its confidential corporate information, or its sensitive customer data. Furthermore, the company was increasingly aware of the limitations of perimeter defenses and legacy approaches, which are unable to detect insider threat or zero-day exploits. Darktrace allows Steelcase the robust cyber security needed to protect its operations and its customers in today’s sophisticated threat landscape.
Saniflo is a French-owned subsidiary of leading global manufacturer SFA Group, selling plumbing technology for residential and commercial premises. Eager to maintain its reputation for technical expertise and quality of service, Saniflo was looking for a cyber security solution capable of keeping up with a constantly evolving cyber threat landscape that could also provide full network visibility.
Founded in 1917, Sunsweet is the world’s largest manufacturer of dried fruit, controlling more than a third of the global prune market. In order to help secure the sensitive data of nearly 300 grower-members, Sunsweet deployed Darktrace to detect emerging threats in real-time. By relying on the latest advancements in unsupervised machine learning and artificial intelligence, Sunsweet has boosted its productivity while enjoying greater confidence in its ability to stay abreast of a threat landscape that is increasingly characterized by speed, sophistication, and automation.
In an effort to protect its foundational intellectual property as well as its sensitive customer, employee, and partner information, Aqua-Leisure deployed Darktrace’s self-learning technology, whose cyber AI can detect the subtle threats that legacy tools miss. Because that AI is constantly evolving its understanding of ‘normal’, it autonomously grows and adapts as the Aqua-Leisure expands, making it a profoundly low-maintenance solution.
With thousands of BYOD users, Bunim/Murray Productions faced a constant challenge with users not realizing they were bringing malicious software into the corporate environment. Gabe Cortina, VP of Technology, explains how Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System provides the visibility and understanding to defend the enterprise.
Faced with the challenge of defending against advanced cyber-threats, Quickplay realized that it required a next-generation security solution that would take into account its highly-connected environment and the large volumes of data that its employees handle on a day-to-day basis. The company wanted to improve its ability to preempt potential security problems quickly and stop suspicious activities from escalating.
HBG Gaming is a leading gaming company, providing a host of games to Italian consumers including slot machines, video lotteries, bingo, betting and online games. As broadband services expand and online gaming diversifies across smartphones, tablets and other devices, the industry is becoming increasingly exposed to sophisticated cyber attacks. Securing customers’ personal and financial details is vital for HBG Gaming to provide a reliable gaming service and maintain its position as a trusted brand.
Giunti Editore is the second largest Italian publishing house, publishing books on a wide range of topics and managing a number of book stores and printing warehouses throughout Italy. In order to defend its intellectual property and critical data from sophisticated cyber-attackers, the company was looking for an innovative technology capable of real-time threat detection.
Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is a charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces and their families. The charity is one of the UK’s largest membership organizations and employs over 1,300 people. The Royal British Legion needed a new-era technology to not only defend its critical assets but also provide it with complete network visibility to improve its overall understanding of what is going on inside its own systems.
"We can't have humans fighting the bad guys all the time, they just move too fast. We need help from AI in order prioritize, identify threats, and provide context around those threats in our networks. Ultimately, Darktrace AI can cut down the amount of time that we spend responding to breaches." Hear from Matt Wood, Global Information Security Manager at Trek Bikes, on the benefits of Darktrace's AI for cyber defense.
Chantecler is one of the leading jewelry brands in Italy, established on the island of Capri in 1947. It had been looking for a cyber security solution capable of defending its network, including its digital assets and intellectual property, from the latest, most advanced cyber-attacks. Chantecler also needed a new-generation technology capable of providing complete network visibility.
Based in Portland, Oregon, KEEN manufactures footwear for outdoor activities and lifestyle use. As one of the fastest-growing footwear manufacturers globally, KEEN considers security of its sensitive data a priority. Due to its machine learning capabilities to detect threats at their nascent stages, KEEN selected Darktrace in order to stay abreast of fast-moving threats, without the use of rules, signatures, or prior assumptions.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Rentalcars.com is the world’s number one online car rental service, arranging over 7.1 million rentals a year to customers in 169 countries. The company deployed Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System to learn an evolving understanding of ‘normal’ for the network, which enabled it to detect even the most subtle threats at an early stage.
Bassadone Automotive Group
Founded in 1904 and based in Spain, Bassadone Automotive Group is an importer and retailer of several car brands. It is Gibraltar’s leading vehicle importer, possessing a one third market share. In search of a cyber security solution capable of real-time threat detection, Bassadone Automotive Group partnered with Darktrace to stay a step ahead of today’s cyber-threats.
Scott Clark, Associated VP of IT & Information Security, explains how Inphi, a leading provider of high-speed data movement interconnects, relies on Darktrace to detect and respond to threats across the digital enterprise.
As one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, BT has an extremely complex network and large dataset containing confidential customer information. With billion-pound revenues and a worldwide reputation to protect, BT chose Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System technology to protect against sophisticated and rapidly evolving cyber-threats.
Servizi in Rete
As an online and digital service provider, Servizi in Rete highly prioritizes the defense of its sensitive business and customer data against sophisticated cyber-attackers and insider threat. The company wanted a cutting-edge cyber security technology to provide complete network visibility and real-time threat detection.
Though cyber security has always been a critical business concern for TRJ Télécom, its rapid growth and recent investments in cloud environments pushed the organization to adopt a more proactive approach to cyber defense. By deploying Darktrace’s cyber AI technology, TRJ Télécom regained home-turf advantage against never-before-seen cyber-attacks, including those that originate in the cloud.
As a key transportation hub, Birmingham International Airport forms part of the United Kingdom’s critical national infrastructure, rendering it particularly susceptible to devastating cyber-attacks. Its Head of Information Security, Wayne Smith, describes how Darktrace has bolstered its IT security team by identifying such attacks to protect the airport’s over 10 million annual passengers.
H&M International Transportation
H&M manages nearly two million containers every year and provides a range of services — including steamship lines, intermodal trucking, and warehousing — to facilitate effective supply chain management. The company’s attack surface was rapidly expanding as its scope of operations widened, and, having positioned itself as an early champion of increased integration in the industry, it placed paramount importance on adopting a proactive approach to cyber security.
Transport systems are becoming increasingly interconnected via digital applications, making them more susceptible to cyber-attacks. FirstGroup was aware that these new attack vectors rendered its critical systems and networks vulnerable to today’s fast-evolving cyber-threats, and it decided to deploy Darktrace’s technology into the core of its network to better defend itself against even unknown adversaries.
Milan-Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport
The digitization of airport practices creates potential vulnerabilities and possible entry-points for cyber adversaries. This is a pressing concern for Orio al Serio International Airport, which, as part of Italy’s critical national infrastructure, is already a likely target for malicious attacks. As such, the airport was keen to strengthen its cyber defense strategy with the latest, most innovative cyber technology available. After deploying Darktrace’s immune system technology, Orio al Serio International Airport now receives intelligent alerts flagging genuinely anomalous behavior, which may be indicative of cyber-threat, in real time.
A Dubai-based logistics provider to the oil industry, Tristar needed a cyber defense solution which was able to scale and adapt to their fast-growing business. Darktrace Antigena gives Tristar the threat detection and autonomous response capacities to protect its sensitive customer data and operational systems. Darktrace also provides the visibility needed to maintain Tristar's hybrid digital infrastructure.
The stakes of cyber-threats in this sector are high given the serious ramifications of an attack for national critical infrastructure. As a large company with a global customer base, Apave has many users on its network at all times. Given the limitations of traditional legacy tools in detecting novel attacks and insider threats, the company sought to invest in cyber AI technology to identify subtle deviations indicative of a threat across its entire digital infrastructure.
This leading Canadian local distribution company was concerned about fast-moving and automated threats like ransomware that have the potential to compromise its network within minutes. By arming itself with Darktrace’s innovative self-learning technology, Energy+ has renewed confidence in its security stack’s ability to mitigate evolving and increasingly automated attacks.