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Darktrace Technology Overview
Self-Learning AI takes a fundamentally different approach from traditional security tools. By learning your unique organization, it can detect and respond to cyber-attacks, minimizing business disruption.
McLaren Car Launch 2022
Darktrace keeps the McLaren Racing team’s data secure around one of the most critical moments of the season — the car launch. Watch Ed Green (Head of Commercial Technology) share his views on the important role Darktrace plays in protecting the organization.
Attack Path Modeling
Learn how Attack Path Modeling, the underlying technology for Darktrace Prevent, leverages information from across your digital environment to determine the most realistic, end-to-end attack paths an adversary may take to access the key assets in your environment.
Cloud Security: Defending McLaren with AI
Discover how Darktrace and Microsoft protect McLaren Racing’s cloud environment, with Self-Learning AI that understands the business and responds to novel attacks.
An Interview with Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President
Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy and AI Officer at Darktrace talks to Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft about the intersection of AI between Darktrace and Microsoft.
Darktrace for Endpoint
Darktrace brings its Self-Learning AI to the endpoint, delivering real-time detection of novel and sophisticated attacks, automatic threat investigations, and – through its own agents – Autonomous Response.
Darktrace for Email
Darktrace for Email uses core artificial intelligence to stop the most advanced email threats, intervening to protect employees from the full range of threats targeting the inbox.
Darktrace for SaaS
Darktrace for SaaS neutralizes unpredictable attacks in cloud and collaboration tools. From Microsoft Teams to SharePoint, Darktrace responds with surgical precision when trusted cloud accounts are being used carelessly or for more malicious purposes.
Darktrace for Cloud
Powered by Self-Learning AI, Darktrace for Cloud learns the normal ‘patterns of life’ for users, devices, containers, and instances from scratch in order to detect and respond to unknown and unpredictable cyber-attacks.
Darktrace for Industrial
Powered by Self-Learning AI, the Industrial Immune System identifies both fast-moving and stealthy threats in real time — regardless of whether they have been seen before.
Darktrace Immune System
Darktrace is redefining enterprise security with Self-Learning and Autonomous AI. This Self-Learning AI protects your workforce and data from sophisticated attackers, by detecting, investigating and responding to cyber-threats in real time — wherever they strike.
Ransomware: Attack Scenario
Discover how Autonomous Response would interrupt ransomware at 8 different stages of the attack life-cycle, from the initial intrusion, through to encryption.
Introducing the Darktrace Immune System: Version 5
Eloy Avila explores three critical innovations offered in Version 5: upgrades to Cyber AI Analyst and Autonomous Response, extending coverage to protect every corner of the digital estate, and seamless one-click integrations.
Introducing Cyber AI Analyst
Cyber AI Analyst is Darktrace’s AI investigation technology, which automatically triages, interprets, and reports on the full scope of security incidents targeting your dynamic workforce.

White Papers

This white paper explores the development of ransomware attacks in 2021 and uncovers seven real-world threat finds stopped by Self-Learning AI.

2021 Cyber-Threat Landscape

This white paper uncovers five key threats observed across Darktrace’s customer base of over 5,000 organizations. These threat vectors were selected based on how frequently the attacks were seen, their likelihood of success, and the extent of the damage in the case of a successful attack.

Defending Critical Infrastructure Against Ransomware

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware incident highlighted the significant threat that ransomware poses to organizations overseeing industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT). This white paper will closely examine a real-world ransomware attack on an energy supplier that was detected in real time by self-learning AI technology.

Preparing for AI-Enabled Cyberattacks

This paper explores key findings from a recent survey conducted by MIT Technology Review, assessing critical developments in the cyber-threat landscape, and how organizations are approaching the challenge of offensive AI.

Self-Learning Email Security

This white paper explores recent trends in the email threat landscape, and describes how AI is used to detect and respond to the full range of attacks targeting the inbox.

This white paper examines the technology and design principles behind Darktrace’s Cyber AI Analyst, a groundbreaking innovation that automates threat investigations at speed and scale.

Self-Learning AI for Cloud Applications

This white paper explores the challenges of protecting cloud applications from cyber-threat, and reveals how Self-Learning AI is changing the paradigm through six real-world threat scenarios.

Self-Learning Cloud Security

Mass-scale migration to the cloud has surged in the wake of hybrid working, but organizations have inadvertently opened the door to new attack vectors. Discover how Self-Learning AI detects and responds to subtle deviations indicative of threats in the cloud that other tools miss – providing dynamic and contextual protection.

Securing OEM networks involves challenges that require a solution that goes beyond securing specific OEM products in isolation. By providing full visibility, AI investigations, continuous detection and, where appropriate, autonomous response, self-learning AI complements static OEM security with adaptive defense capabilities.

Self-Learning AI for Industrial Control Systems

This white paper discusses Darktrace’s Industrial Immune System, a fundamental innovation that views data from an Industrial Control System network in real time, and establishes an evolving baseline for what is normal for operators, workstations and automated systems within that environment.

Autonomous Response, Everywhere

This white paper explores how Autonomous Response uses AI’s understanding of self to take targeted action against ongoing attacks at every stage, showcasing several real-world case studies – from spear phishing and SaaS account takeovers, to zero-day ransomware and attacks on the endpoint.

This technical white paper examines the multiple layers of machine learning that make up Darktrace’s Cyber AI, and how they are architected together to create an autonomous, system that self-updates, responding to, but not requiring, human input.

Triton 2.0 & The Future of OT Cyber-Attacks

This white paper evaluates the development of OT attack campaigns, identifying new trends in order to anticipate what an AI-augmented ‘Triton 2.0’ attack might look like.

General Data Protection Regulation

The implementation of GDPR represents one of the most significant events in data protection regulatory history. Darktrace is applicable to a range of requirements under GDPR. Darktrace provides the real-time visibility required to make intelligence-based decisions in live situations, while enabling in-depth investigations into historical activity.

Cyber Resilience for OT Systems: Darktrace and NIST SP800-160 Volume 2

The NIST publication SP800-160 Volume 2 provides guidance for achieving cyber resilience in OT systems. The immune system philosophy is shared by NIST and Darktrace as a means of achieving this resilience. This document explores this shared philosophy and maps Darktrace to the SP800-160 Volume 2 framework.

Complying with New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulations

This white paper explains how Darktrace can help financial services organizations comply with key areas of the new 23 NYCRR 500 regulation, particularly with some of the more challenging measures, such as the 72-hour rule, managing third-party risk, and detecting and responding to cyber-threats.

Darktrace and the SAMA Cyber Security Framework

This white paper explains how Darktrace can help financial services organizations comply with the regulations of the new SAMA Cyber Security Framework. Applicable to a range of requirements, Darktrace AI will enable businesses in Saudi Arabia to meet the most challenging obligations of the framework.

Darktrace and the UK NIS Directive

This white paper explains how the Darktrace AI platform helps your company to comply with the Cyber Assessment Framework of the EU's NIS Directive, released in April 2019.

Threat Discoveries: What Darktrace Industrial Finds

This report provides several case studies of alerts raised in real industrial networks where Darktrace was deployed. Each example features a description of the alert and the outcome of the specific investigation.

Darktrace Discoveries in Asia

As attackers learn to move at unprecedented speeds, organizations are embracing cyber AI to regain the advantage over today’s ever-changing adversary – and win. This special report highlights five real-world threat scenarios in Asia, that were identified and neutralized by Darktrace’s powerful AI technology as they were emerging, before they could escalate into crises.

This white paper explores the Australian cyber-threat landscape and the recent legislation and strategies introduced by Scott Morrison’s government, before taking a close look into how Cyber AI protects Australian organisations, including customer case studies and threat finds.

Australian Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

The Australian NDB Scheme is a legislative framework that introduces rigorous and mandatory data breach notification provisions for all entities regulated by the Privacy Act 1988. This white paper explains how Darktrace detects the earliest signs of anomalous activity to ensure compliance.

Today’s organisations face remarkably urgent risk factors in an era of automated and fast-moving cyber-threats. Discover how Darktrace supports compliance with APRA CPS 234 with its self-learning Cyber AI, ensuring that threats are dealt with as soon as they arise and that all necessary information for auditing and reporting purposes is supplied.

Data Sheets

Stages of a Ransomware Attack
Darktrace for Mergers & Acquisitions
Cyber Defense for the Telecommunications Industry

Case Studies

Customer Insights: Self-Learning Cyber Defense
Hear how the Darktrace Immune System is used at first hand – Darktrace customers reveal the benefits of self-learning defense technology.
Boardriders
Willem Lock, Head of Global Infrastructure at Boardriders, explains how Darktrace protected the organization from a ransomware attack, protects their cloud environment, and integrated seamlessly with their existing security ecosystem.
TRG Screen
Jeff Leitner, Director of Operations and CISO at subscription management company TRG Screen, explains how Darktrace protects the organization across cloud, network and remote endpoint devices, and how Darktrace Antigena takes autonomous action on behalf of the security team.
Summit Design and Engineering Services
Summit Design and Engineering Services is a full services design, engineering and build firm with locations across the south east region of the US. Hear Director of IT Doug Edmunds discuss the firm’s approach to cyber security, including its deployment of Darktrace’s Self-Learning AI.
Pacific Dental Services
Hear from Nemi George, Senior Director of Information Security at Pacific Dental Services discuss how Darktrace’s Self-Learning AI defends the healthcare organization from advanced cyber-threats. Armed with Darktrace, their lean security team are able to “cut through the noise and focus on the things we need to focus on”.
ClubsNSW
Learn from David McGrath, CDO, why ClubsNSW have chosen Darktrace’s Self-Learning AI to augment their security and respond to threats across their organization 24/7.
Mainstream Renewable Power
Mark Kane, Global Head of Information Solutions at MRP, shares how his team use Darktrace to augment their security across their Microsoft platform.
McLaren Group
McLaren Group turned to Self-Learning AI to protect every corner of its business from the most advanced cyber-threats. Learn how Antigena Email defended the organization from increasingly targeted and sophisticated spear phishing emails that other tools missed.
AeroVironment
Greg DeBrecourt, Cybersecurity Manager at AeroVironment, discusses how Darktrace Cyber AI provides total visibility into the company’s infrastructure. Darktrace is the “extra set of eyes” that allows the team to continuously monitor its digital estate, including data transfers and user activity.
King’s Hawaiian
King’s Hawaiian turned to Darktrace AI to secure its complex digital ecosystem and manufacturing floor from advanced cyber-threats, regardless of where they emerge across the expansive organization.
Wind Creek Hospitality
With more than 10 gaming properties across the United States, learn how Wind Creek Hospitality relies on Darktrace AI to identify and contain emerging vulnerabilities and cyber-threats to each location. With a diverse and complex digital environment, Darktrace’s cyber AI is able to learn and understand the pattern of life for the entire enterprise – all without human tuning or configuration.
Salve Regina University
As a leading institute in higher education, Salve Regina University needed a cyber technology that could keep student and university data secure, while still enabling the free flow of information on campus. Learn how Darktrace cyber AI has allowed the university to meet this challenge head on, and how its team relies on Antigena to fight back against threats before they can do damage.
Hydrotech
“The bad guys are already using AI to devise spear phishing attacks. It’s a cyber war.” Learn how Hydrotech, a leading industrial technology provider, uses Darktrace’s Cyber AI to fight back against sophisticated threats to its cloud and SaaS environments.
eBay Classifieds Group
“The ability to see and take action is key, which is why we are so excited about the Antigena capability that Darktrace has.” Hear from James Bynoe, Head of Cyber & Information Security from eBay Classified, on how Darktrace’s AI for cyber can raise the bar and help small teams’ performance “by having artificial intelligence as a component of your overall program”.

Mauritian Sugarcane Supplier
South African Steel Processing Company
US Legal Technology Solutions Provider
US University
US Nonprofit Organization
Mauritian Bank
US Automotive Organization
Dutch Retailer
Global Retailer
Dutch Hospitality Business
European Technology Manufacturer
Saudi Arabian Food Manufacturer
Botswanan Retailer
Welsh Housing Association
ANZ Music Rights Management Organization
Global Online Trading Group
Legislative Governing Body
Caribbean Security Company
Indian Co-Operative Bank
International Component Manufacturer
International Component Manufacturer
Managed Data Services Provider
Renewable Energy Company
IT Management Consultancy
Australian Nonprofit Youth Organisation
Australian Independent School
Peer-to-Peer Lending Marketplace
Electricity Transmission Company
International Sporting Goods Manufacturer
Global Educational Foundation
UK Law Firm for Pensions & Retirement Savings
UK Energy Saving Organization
UK Reinsurer of Terrorism Risk
UK Real Estate Investment Trust
Cypriot Law Firm
US Software Company
Global Maritime Company
UAE Logistics Provider
US Telecommunications Company
South African Insurance Company
UK Public Infrastructure Provider
Independent International School
International Digital Payment Company
Global Furniture Manufacturer
Online Car Rental Service
European Vehicle Supplier
International Plumbing Technology Manufacturer
Provider of Public Safety Software
US Healthcare Provider
Global Contract Manufacturing Organization

Third-Party Reports

Darktrace received Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Innovation Leadership award in 2021. This report outlines the criteria for the award, highlighting Darktrace’s innovations in the field of AI-driven ICS security.

KPMG: ‘Moving security to the left — protecting OT takes both strategy and technology’

Cyber-attacks continue to disrupt critical infrastructure. This report between Darktrace and KPMG explains how OT security teams can stay ahead.

SINC: Autonomous Systems — The Future of Cyber Security

This report between Darktrace and SINC explores how organizations are thinking about AI defenses in the face of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks.

Cybersecurity Insiders: 2021 Remote Working Risks

This report reveals the status of organizations’ efforts to secure the dynamic workforce, their key challenges, unique security threats, and technology gaps and preferences, as based on insights from cyber security professionals.

HMG Strategy: The Threat Landscape of Today and Tomorrow

This research report from HMG Strategy in collaboration with Darktrace explores what offensive AI attacks will look like, the impact they will have on organizations, and why defensive AI is crucial for defenders to stay one step ahead as threats grow in sophistication and speed.

Cybersecurity Insiders: 2020 Insider Threat Report

This report, produced by Cybersecurity Insiders, reveals the recent rise of insider threats and explores how organizations across industries are addressing the challenges surrounding internal risk.

Forrester: The Emergence of Offensive AI

This report from Forrester evaluates the emergence of offensive AI, organizations’ current security practices, and how well prepared they are to fight off such attacks.


“Darktrace was early with its approach and, from a technology point of view, has managed to stay in the lead. Darktrace has a well-honed path into artificial intelligence. I think they’ve used it properly and harnessed it with a good user interface that allows them to respond quickly.”
Earl Perkins, Gartner
“The need for skilled analysts is increasing and outstripping the supply, even with all of the educational programmes available. Tools like the Darktrace AI analyst add power to the elbow; they’re a force multiplier for our scarce resource of human analysts.”
Jonathan Care, Gartner
“Darktrace’s approach is innovative because it helps deal with a number of pressing issues in the security market, as the technology addresses alert fatigue by generating significantly less alerts for analysts to triage. The technology can also detect active threats on the inside of a network.”
Craig Lawson, Gartner
“Unsupervised machine learning understands what constitutes ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ behavior based on what it learns. This enables Darktrace software to flag behavior that deviates from the norm regardless of where it originates — even from within cloud-integrated network.”
Zhi-Ying Barry, Forrester Research
“This is probably the best use of visuals I've seen. I can see how somebody who doesn't necessarily have the experience or the knowledge can really quickly look at the Threat Visualizer and say, Well that's where my problem is. That's probably the most important thing you can do in this space.”
Chase Cunningham, Forrester Research
“The customer has never experienced false positives in its environment. Every response action Antigena has taken since its deployment was legitimate [...] Darktrace’s ability to see and autonomously respond to the known knowns and unknowns is unparalleled by any other product out there and, with its expanded capabilities [in email] has ushered Darktrace to the leader of the pack in the network threat analysis team of rivals.”
Alissa Knight, Aite Group
“Darktrace thrives in complex digital environments, as the technology is adaptive and continues to revise its understanding of ‘normal’ in light of new evidence, enabling it to detect and respond to threats that other tools miss, while providing complete visibility across the digital infrastructure.”
Jonas Knudsen, IDC
“Darktrace’s Cyber AI Analyst quickly presents security information in a format that’s both elegant and intuitive. By automatically investigating security events, the AI Analyst helps reduce noise more than any other technology. This is an important development in the security industry.”
Christopher Kissel, IDC
“Darktrace’s system is constantly learning, and it evolves to react to new technologies and new threats. An enterprise will always be prepared for hackers’ capabilities. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up; it identifies threats in real-time, including zero-days, insiders, and stealthy silent attackers.”
Jamie Snowdon, HFS Research
“The secret sauce for Darktrace remains depth and experience with unsupervised machine learning applied to its modelling of IT systems as organisms protected by immune systems.”
Dan Cummins, 451 Research
“Darktrace Antigena acts faster than any security practitioner could to prevent damage from attacks such as ransomware.”
Eric Ogren, 451 Research
“Darktrace’s ML implementation is superior in the marketplace. This leads to benefits to customers in terms of decreased labor and false positives, and increased reliability for automated responses. Their coverage for cloud-based solutions, including many SaaS apps as well as the full range of IaaS environments, makes their solution a top consideration.”
John Tolbert, KuppingerCole
“Darktrace offers a fundamentally different platform that’s powering an entire cyber defense strategy with AI and machine learning [...] Darktrace’s platform is one of the few cases where talk about use of AI in cyber security has turned into action.”
Mike Sapien, Omdia
“There is a need for technologies that provide enterprises with the ability to detect attacks that are underway based on anomalous behaviors whether entirely on their premises or in their cloud deployments. Darktrace enables such detection, and with Antigena it has added the ability for its customers to level the playing field somewhat by containing attacks until responders can root out their cause and eradicate them.”
Rik Turner, Omdia