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US Embassy Selects Darktrace for Asian Cyber Security Mission

Cyber Defense Company Takes Enterprise Immune System to Japan, South Korea & Taiwan
May 17, 2016

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, has announced that it is conducting a tour of Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei this week, lead by The United States Department of Commerce.

Darktrace is one of a select group attending the official mission in East Asia and will introduce its pioneering ‘immune system’ technology to regional IT and critical infrastructure security leaders.

The trade mission comes at an important moment for Japan’s national security, as the country prepares for several major events including the G7 Summit this month, The Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. Darktrace founders have world-leading experience in protecting national infrastructure, having successfully secured the London Olympics in 2012 by detecting the indicators of threats early. Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System applies the same principle to cyber security, by establishing normal patterns of behavior and identifying abnormalities to prevent network damage before it is too late.

With over 1,000 deployments across the world, and a recent recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Darktrace works with a number of leading global companies such as BT, and has a strong presence in APAC with customers including telecommunications giant, Telstra, a major New Zealand bank and an Asian energy company. The company continues to develop rapidly in Asia, enabling more organizations to detect threats early using Darktrace’s unique machine learning technology.

Authorities in East Asia, including Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, are significantly increasing their resources to help protect organizations against today’s sophisticated cyber threats. By networking with government officials and thought leaders, Darktrace intends to strengthen links, increase its commercial presence and exchange valuable insights on state and private sector cyber security in the region.

“Increasing demands for cyber defense equipment and technology shows how cyber security is now a policy priority in East Asia,” said Nicole Eagan, CEO at Darktrace. “We are delighted to be participating in this trade mission and look forward to sharing our Enterprise Immune System with Japanese, South Korean and Taiwanese markets to help defend against today’s fast-moving threat.”

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.