Cyber AI Platform
The application of artificial intelligence to the cyber defense challenge has marked a fundamental shift in our ability to protect critical data systems and digital infrastructures. For strained security teams, it offers the possibility to keep pace with an ever-evolving threat landscape.
While rule and signature-based solutions offer some protection against pre-identified threats, the reality is that attacks consistently evade these and get inside your network. Powered by unsupervised machine learning, Cyber AI responds to these threats before they become a crisis.
Cyber AI is a self-learning technology – like the human immune system, it learns ‘on the job’, from the data and activity that it observes in situ. This means making billions of probability-based calculations in light of evolving evidence.
This self-learning ability enables Cyber AI to uncover rare and previously unseen patterns in information, amid the noise of everyday activity across an organization’s digital systems. By detecting subtle deviations from the organization’s ‘pattern of life’, it can distinguish friend from foe – and highlight true cyber-threats or attacks that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Darktrace’s Cyber AI Platform is relied on by more than 3,000 organizations worldwide.
Cyber AI can then take the right action, at the right time, to contain a threat in seconds – a unique Autonomous Response capability hailed by Dr Nick Jennings, Chair in Artificial Intelligence at Imperial College London, as a “significant engineering innovation … essential for dealing with the volume, novelty, and speed of modern cyber incidents.”
As a new generation of cyber-threats, powered by offensive AI, emerge, Autonomous Response AI will be critical to fight back with the precision and speed necessary. These machine-speed attacks will only be countered by AI defenses that can stay one step ahead – allowing humans precious time to catch up.
Security teams are overwhelmed. Today’s threats are so fast-moving that they can take down entire datacenters in a matter of minutes. With these attacks getting more advanced by the day, and the digital business growing in scale and complexity, human security teams simply cannot respond to threats fast enough.
Darktrace’s Autonomous Response technology, Darktrace Antigena, uses Cyber AI to calculate the best action to take, in the shortest period of time, to effectively respond to a cyber-attack.
Because Darktrace’s Cyber AI learns the ‘self’ for your enterprise from scratch and has a highly evolved understanding of what’s normal, it can even respond to subtle threats that have never been seen before, but that could jeopardize key systems or data.
Like a digital antibody within the human immune system, Autonomous Response works by enforcing the ‘pattern of life’ of a threatening user or device, surgically neutralizing attacks and giving security teams critical time to catch up.
Autonomous Response AI technology by Darktrace is the first of its kind, and has been recognized by leading experts, including the Royal Academy of Engineers, as a “pioneering innovation”.
The rise of cloud computing, SaaS applications, and the increase in IoT has created a rapid expansion of workloads and systems across diverse digital infrastructures. The dissolution of the corporate perimeter has expanded the attack surface, leaving many areas vulnerable to a breach.
The cloud in all its various forms is often unfamiliar territory for traditional security teams, and traditional security tools and practices are either not applicable to hybrid and multi-cloud environments, or too slow or siloed to defend them against advanced attacks.
While cloud-native security solutions can often help with compliance and log-based analytics, their limited scope and reliance on rules and signatures means that they fail to detect novel threats and subtle insiders at an early stage.
The cloud has introduced a service-based model for managing digital programs. But diminished control doesn’t mean diminished responsibility when it comes to privacy and security.
Darktrace’s Cyber AI Platform offers a cloud-native security solution that protects workloads and services across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, as well as all major SaaS applications. Delivering unique, enterprise-wide security, Darktrace detects and responds to cloud-based attacks that others miss, from malicious insiders and external attacks, through to critical misconfigurations that can expose the business to future compromise.
Darktrace interacts seamlessly with SaaS applications, allowing user interactions to be processed and monitored in real time, whether they originate inside the network or from remote locations.
By breaking down siloes and providing a unified view across the enterprise, Darktrace empowers business leaders to embrace digital transformation with the confidence that their security posture is resilient and any emerging threats can be quickly neutralized.
94% of attacks start with an email, yet traditional security controls continue to fall short. The situation is getting worse, as spear phishing and impersonation attacks gain in subtlety and sophistication.
Enterprise workforces and users are being targeted by cyber-criminals that use highly advanced techniques to trick individuals. In addition to this, employee error and insider threat must be curbed to prevent unwitting vulnerabilities or data leaks.
Traditional email security tools work by analyzing emails in isolation and at a single point in time, correlating them against static rules and blacklists. While this approach catches spam, it fails to spot the weak indicators of an advanced email attack or compliance issue.
Darktrace’s Cyber AI Platform approach bridges the gap between what occurs at the external email layer and what happens inside the network for the first time. By treating recipients as dynamic individuals rather than mere email addresses, Darktrace analyzes the full scope of an employee’s ‘pattern of life’ as it makes itself manifest in different parts of the business, bringing multi-dimensional context to bear on the question of whether a given email is a genuine threat, or not.
Darktrace Antigena’s Email Module enables organizations to detect all types of email threats, including:
- Targeted spear phishing campaigns
- Misdirected or unauthorized emails
- Social engineering
- Account hijacking
- Individual, domain, or service spoofing
- Unknown malware
- Data leaks
Darktrace’s award-winning Threat Visualizer provides the perfect canvas for explaining and understanding security incidents in an intuitive way.
By displaying events of interest, and visually explaining relevant behavior before, during, and after an incident, Darktrace ensures that incidents and the context surrounding them are genuinely meaningful to executives and end-users alike.
Darktrace’s Threat Visualizer presents to you the most important issues that you should be aware of, having auto-triaged potential events of concern and alerts. Investigation is fast and efficient, with better informed decision-making allowing any issues to be remediated at record speed.
The Threat Visualizer not only acts as a threat interface. It also provides your teams with total visibility of behavior in your digital infrastructure, including cloud services, SaaS, on-premise networks and email. This real-time visibility allows for on-demand investigations and proactive threat hunting, giving you confidence about the true status of your infrastructure at any one time.
Deep forensic investigations are also enabled, with a wealth of information, including rich metadata and event logs, that can be queried and exposed through a range of interactive features.
During threat investigations, the Threat Visualizer provides a visual storytelling backdrop that can be used as a canvas for explaining and understanding security incidents, alongside rich metadata and event logs for investigation.
By displaying events of interest in this way, and visually explaining them before, during, and after the incident occurred, Darktrace ensures that incidents and the context surrounding them are genuinely meaningful to executives and end-users alike.
Cyber AI Analyst
Darktrace’s Cyber AI Analyst is a technology that harnesses the best expertise from world-class security analysts to automate more of the investigation process and augment security analysts.
By learning from a rich data set built up over thousands of AI deployments worldwide, the technology executes expert investigations at machine-speed, achieving significant time savings for security analysts. The Cyber AI Analyst can intelligently correlate disparate data points across the digital business, helping the security team investigate threats faster and more efficiently.
The Cyber AI Analyst conducts thorough investigations before surfacing anything to human security teams, allowing it to discard low-priority or benign events from the start, and presenting only a few high-priority incidents at any one time.
Darktrace is compatible with all major cloud providers and SaaS applications, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Salesforce and Office 365.
The technology easily integrates with SIEM dashboards and SOC environments, allowing security teams to adopt Darktrace without changing existing business processes.
Incidents can also be viewed via the Darktrace Mobile App, which allows security teams to easily assess incidents, with real-time push notifications and one-click confirmation of the cyber AI decision-making.