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Protecting the McLaren Racing Team

McLaren car launch 2022
Behind the scenes at the Imola Grand Prix
Cloud security: Defending McLaren with AI

Winning the race with Self-Learning AI

McLaren operate at the pinnacle of the most technologically advanced racing series in the world, with connected technologies powering the team. Any disruption caused by cyber-attackers – whether that be access to world-leading IP, racing strategy, or data from connected sensors on race cars — could be the difference between winning and losing.

Behind the scenes, Darktrace’s AI autonomously defends McLaren’s lifeblood — their data and their digital systems — with unparalleled agility to allow McLaren to focus on what they do best: racing.

Extending the partnership to both teams across Formula 1 and the NTT INDYCAR series, Darktrace empowers McLaren to gain complete visibility across its entire digital infrastructure.

“We rely on Darktrace’s AI to automatically fight back against attacks wherever they are across the infrastructure — before damage is done.”
Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing

Constantly learning

McLaren’s race cars are constantly changing. A new part is created every 17 minutes. By the end of the season, approximately 80% of the car will be different. Split-second decisions keep McLaren at the top of the game, so their digital environment needs to adapt to these fast-paced changes in user and device behavior.

Darktrace’s AI is self-learning and evolves with these changes and states of flux, constantly re-calibrating the sense of digital ‘self’. The autonomous response capabilities allows McLaren’s digital infrastructure to be self-defending and self-healing — thwarting emerging threats at machine speed, before damage is caused.

Learn more about Autonomous Response AI

Defending the McLaren Group

Watch McLaren’s Principal Digital Architect, Ed Green, explain how it stays on track with Darktrace’s Self-Learning AI, autonomously containing threats before the damage is done.

To find out more, read the case study to learn how Darktrace for Email defended the organization from increasingly targeted and sophisticated spear phishing emails that other tools missed.

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Protecting McLaren’s inbox

Email remains one of the most dangerous attack vectors in McLaren’s enterprise and the most common source of cyber-attacks. Collaboration between partners and suppliers is a key part of innovating at McLaren, and email security underpins it all.

Darktrace for Email uses AI to learn normal patterns of communication across McLaren’s email user base to catch novel and sophisticated email threats that gateway tools miss. This contextual understanding allows the technology to surgically respond to the full range of attacks — from spear phishing to account takeover.

Learn more about Darktrace for Email