Darktrace Selects CNS Group to Join Partner Network as Managed Service Provider

British partnership brings together Enterprise Immune System with Expert Human Analysis and Remediation

London, UK
Monday February 2, 2015

A new software and services partnership, between two British companies, will combine human expertise with advanced machine learning technology from Cambridge University. Cyber security consultancy CNS Group will bring its managed service and incident response experience to the next-generation Enterprise Immune System technology pioneered by Darktrace. CNS Group’s emergency response team, all specialists in information assurance, will have access to Darktrace’s advanced, probabilistic approach to breach detection.

The Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform (DCIP) analyses all information inside the network and adaptively learns the normal patterns for every user, each device and the enterprise as a whole. Darktrace technology is therefore able to detect behavioural anomalies, such as activity on a data-sensitive area of the network or unexpected decryption, which have not previously been recognised, in real time. CNS’s highly-accredited experts have the experience to put the emerging threats into context, report the intelligence back to their clients’ executive, manage the impact and provide resolutions to the intrusion.

Shannon Simpson, CCO at CNS Group, commented: "We’re always looking for the best ways to deliver our services and recognised a need for more sophisticated and complex detection systems, given the evolving threat landscape. Darktrace have an excellent offering to meet this need and our government accredited team are able to provide the services wrap to control the intrusion and reduce its effect, once unusual activity is detected." He continued: "Through this partnership and service we can provide cutting edge cyber security for organisations with low risk appetites, such as those responsible for critical national infrastructure or industrial control systems."

Dave Palmer, Director of Technology at Darktrace commented: "If our mathematical machine learning finds it, it’s serious and we’ve caught it early, but that doesn’t mean it’s solved. Organisations need experienced security practitioners to apply their brains to containing the problem. CNS Group has a high level of government accreditation combined with a reputation for close collaboration with their clients. Our partnership will allow CNS to offer their clients enhanced peace of mind; knowing that any unknown cyber threats within their network will be detected in real time with our Cyber Intelligence Platform, and analysed to ensure the delivery of the best form of threat mitigation."

CNS Group and Darktrace recognise that early detection and swift resolution of security incidents is often the difference between successfully weathering a security attack, or making the news cycle. Reporting and resolving breaches within a limited timeframe is also included in the EU Data Protection Directive, due to be signed in April 2015, and was mentioned in President Obama’s State of the Union speech. In addition, reporting schedules are expected to be part of the forthcoming Personal Data Notification and Protection Act in the USA.

About CNS Group

CNS is a specialist information assurance consultancy and cyber security services provider, established in London in 1999. CNS Group’s customers range from FTSE 100 and larger public sector organisations to SMEs who are united by the importance of digital information to their businesses and by their need for pragmatic, knowledgeable help in securing their systems and data, as well as meeting their compliance remits. CNS Group is an ISO27001 accredited organisation and are ISO27001 Lead Auditors, Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessors (QSA), CESG CHECK & CLAS and are accredited with all relevant industry and government bodies. CNS Group provides IL2, IL3 & IL4 (OFFICIAL SENSITIVE) managed security operating centre solutions and services.

For more information, please see www.cnsgroup.co.uk.

For more press information about CNS Group, please contact:
Jan Howells, [email protected], 0771 388 3773
Kate Warwick, [email protected], 078 1069 7282
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About Darktrace

Darktrace is one of the world’s fastest-growing cyber defense companies and the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, a new category of cyber solutions based on pioneering Bayesian mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge. Darktrace addresses the challenge of insider threat and advanced cyber-attacks through its unique ability to detect previously unidentified threats in real time, as manifested in the emerging behaviours of the network, devices and individuals. Some of the world’s largest organizations rely on Darktrace’s adaptive, self-learning platform to spot anomalous activity within the enterprise, in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, retail and transportation. Darktrace was founded by world-class machine learning specialists and operational government intelligence experts. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with offices in London, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Washington D.C.