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Darktrace Launches UK Internship Programme with CyberFirst to Boost Cyber Skills

Cambridge, UK
Tuesday July 6, 2021

Darktrace, a leading cyber security AI company, today announced that it has launched an internship programme in partnership with the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) CyberFirst initiative, welcoming its first intake of students this week.

CyberFirst encourages young people from all walks of life to start careers in cyber security, giving university students the opportunity to work with key players in the industry. The placements aim to help create a workforce that is equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle tomorrow’s security challenges, and keep the UK safe and resilient against future cyber-threats.

The eight-week internship will give the students a training in the foundations of cyber security, enabling them to see how AI is used to detect and respond to real-world cyber-threats, and will allow them to experience various cyber security roles within Darktrace from its offices in London and Cambridge.

“We are delighted to be welcoming our first interns as part of the NCSC’s CyberFirst programme,” commented Toby Lewis, Head of Threat Analysis, Darktrace. “Cyber security is an exciting new industry, which offers a range of stimulating and challenging career paths, and we look forward to introducing the students to some of these roles at Darktrace and give them a taste of what their future jobs could look like.”

About Darktrace

Darktrace is a leading autonomous cyber security AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. It provides comprehensive, enterprise-wide cyber defense to over 5,000 organizations in over 100 countries, protecting the cloud, email, IoT, traditional networks, endpoints and industrial systems.

A self-learning technology, Darktrace AI autonomously detects, investigates and responds to advanced cyber-threats, including insider threat, remote working risks, ransomware, data loss and supply chain vulnerabilities.

The company has 1,500 employees globally, with headquarters in Cambridge, UK. Every second, Darktrace AI detects a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.