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Darktrace CEO Named ‘Woman of the Year’ at the Cyber Security Awards 2016

Nicole Eagan Honoured At Prestigious Awards Ceremony
Cambridge, UK
June 24, 2016

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, is delighted to announce that Nicole Eagan, the company’s CEO, has won ‘Woman of the Year’ at the Cyber Security Awards 2016 ceremony held in London last night.

Judged by a panel of leading professionals from a plethora of industries, including executives from the City of London police, Kaspersky Lab, and the University of Warwick, this highly-esteemed award is confirmation of Nicole’s outstanding leadership at Darktrace.

Under Nicole’s direction Darktrace has seen phenomenal growth, with over 1,000 deployments in 20 countries and an increase in revenue of 500% year on year. The company has so far detected over 8,000 cyber incidents within its customers’ networks, including sectors from finance to energy & utilities.

Powered by machine learning and mathematics developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace’s self-learning technology is capable of detecting ‘unknown unknowns’ to help companies stay ahead of emerging cyber threats.

“I am truly humbled to have received this award which serves as a wonderful endorsement of how Darktrace has actively challenged the status quo and inspired a new approach to cyber security,” said Nicole Eagan, Darktrace CEO. “To be guiding the company during such colossal growth is a greatly rewarding experience and I look forward to what lies ahead.”

About Darktrace

Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016, Darktrace is one of the world’s leading cyber threat defense companies. Its Enterprise Immune System technology detects and responds to previously unidentified threats, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge. Without using rules or signatures, Darktrace is uniquely capable of understanding the ‘pattern of life’ of every device, user and network within an organization, and defends against evolving threats that bypass all other systems. Some of the world’s largest corporations rely on Darktrace’s self-learning technology in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation. Darktrace is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, with 20 global offices including Auckland, London, Milan, Mumbai, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C.