Darktrace CEO Joins Prime Minister David Cameron on Official Cyber Security Visit to Washington DC
Today Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan will accompany British Prime Minister David Cameron on an official visit to Washington D.C. to discuss cyber security policy with U.S. President Barack Obama. The invitation comes as Darktrace continues its rapid expansion into North America. Building on the growing number of contracts within the U.S., the company will open its U.S. headquarters near Washington DC in February 2015.
Due to growing customer demand, Darktrace is also announcing the appointment of two additional cyber threat intelligence experts recruited from the National Security Agency (NSA) to join Darktrace’s team of cyber security experts that include senior members of the UK’s and U.S.’s intelligence agencies including the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the Security Service (MI5) and the NSA. As cyber threat analysts, they will rely on Darktrace’s machine learning and Bayesian probability theory developed by researchers located in Cambridge, England, to protect customers against serious cyber threats. Darktrace has delivered over 120 threat intelligence reports to customers in the United States.
Darktrace began its American operations in early 2014 and has already installed its solution in multiple Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized businesses in energy, financial services, healthcare, and transportation. In the final quarter of 2014, Darktrace expanded into Canada and brought the number of relationships with partners who specialize in delivering security solutions in North America to twelve.
“The UK is already leading the way in cyber security and this government is committed to ensuring it continues to be a leader,” said UK Prime Minister David Cameron. “That’s why on this trip I’m showcasing some of the leading UK cyber security companies including Darktrace from Cambridge.”
“We are seeing a global demand for Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System approach to address the increasing challenges faced by companies in the United States and elsewhere, as hostile agents develop increasingly stealthy and sophisticated attacks on valued data and IP,” said Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan.
“Last year we saw the damage that these threats can cause to hard earned reputations and how they undermine the trust consumers have in a company and its products. Traditional methods of security are no longer enough and it is time for a new machine learning approach that can identify cyber incidents in real time before they turn into a crisis.”
Darktrace’s American expansion builds on the momentum already gained in Europe. Darktrace has over 50 customer deployments, including Virgin Trains and Drax among a number of FTSE 100 companies.
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 behaviors 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.