Swope Health Services Selects Darktrace

Premier Healthcare Provider Deploys Enterprise Immune System for Cyber Defense

San Francisco, CA
Monday April 10, 2017

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, has today announced that Swope Health Services has deployed its machine learning platform into the core of its network to detect cyber-threats at their earliest stages.

Founded in 1969, Swope Health Services provides primary care, mental health programs, and community outreach to the broader Kansas City area. Its network safeguards the integrity of over 200,000 patients’ private medical information.

“Cyber-attacks are evolving at an unprecedented rate and healthcare organizations continue to be a top target,” commented Brian Thomas, CIO, Swope Health Services. “Darktrace’s ability to self-learn our network and prioritize the anomalies within our infrastructure is game-changing. Because its AI technology doesn’t look at yesterday’s attack to predict that of tomorrow, it has the unique ability to find potential threats that have never been seen before.”

The healthcare industry faces some of the most pressing cyber security challenges, due to the proliferation of connected devices, extreme sensitivity of the data, and often leaner security teams. As a result, healthcare providers across the nation have remained a top target for sophisticated threat-actors. Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System self-learns what ‘normal’ is for every user and device on the network and uses that baseline to spot threatening anomalies as they emerge.

After a comprehensive market review, Swope Health Services decided to deploy Darktrace’s self-defending platform into the core of its network. Immediately upon installation, Swope Health Services was instantly able to see every device on its network, including all endpoints, IoT, and any rogue devices. The visualization of its network was mapped onto the 3D graphical interface, the Threat Visualizer, which also ranks potential anomalies by their level of deviation from the normal – streamlining resource allocation and enabling more efficient processes.

“Darktrace’s self-learning technology brings it all together,” added Thomas. “With its complete visibility, early threat detection, and smart prioritization of anomalies, we are well-positioned to fight back against even the subtlest cyber-attack.”

“We are delighted to be helping Swope Health Services protect the sensitive information of thousands of individuals,” commented Rob Sass, Managing Director, North America. “Swope Health Services has proven itself an industry leader, joining the growing number of healthcare providers across the globe who deploy genuine self-learning technology to stay one step ahead of highly sophisticated threats.”

For more about Swope Health Services’ security initiative, download the case study.

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, the Enterprise Immune System uses AI algorithms to automatically detect and take action against cyber-threats within all types of networks, including physical, cloud and virtualized networks, as well as IoT and industrial control systems. A self-configuring platform, Darktrace requires no prior set-up, identifying advanced threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has 24 offices worldwide.