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Over One Million Patient Records Defended with Darktrace AI

DynaLIFE Medical Labs Deploys the Enterprise Immune System
December 11, 2017

Darktrace, the world leader in machine learning technology for cyber defense, has today announced that DynaLIFE Medical Labs has deployed the Enterprise Immune System to defend medical information from 1.84 million patient visits per year against sophisticated cyber-threats.

Before deploying Darktrace, our lean security team devoted considerable staff time in identifying genuine threats from the large number of alerts generated using our current systems,” commented Blair Panasiuk, Manager of IT Operations and Infrastructure, DynaLIFE. “The Enterprise Immune System has significantly improved our defenses and transformed our approach to cyber security, including greatly increasing our team’s effectiveness. It alerts us to the most threatening anomalies, allowing us to tackle risk more strategically and efficiently than ever before.”

Powered by machine learning and AI algorithms, the Enterprise Immune System autonomously learns a sense of ‘self’ for DynaLIFE’s network and uses that intelligence to detect anomalous behavior as it emerges. Traditional approaches to cyber defense are inherently retrospective, cataloging old threats in an attempt to predict and stop future breaches. In contrast, Darktrace’s ability to learn on the job, analyzing data in live, complex networks, enables it to catch the threats legacy technologies consistently miss, including stealthy and sophisticated attacks, ‘unknown unknowns’, and insider threat. The Enterprise Immune System also goes a step further to fight back against threats, taking autonomous action to stop or slow down in-progress attacks.

Organizations within the healthcare sector face an almost insurmountable challenge: how to defend highly sensitive patient data against increasingly targeted attacks and with limited resources,” commented David Masson, Country Manager, Canada, Darktrace. “Darktrace arms up healthcare providers with proven AI technology, which autonomously detects and responds to the cyber-threats that bypass traditional security tools. DynaLIFE joins a growing number of organizations who are at the fore-front of this fundamental shift in approach to tackling the cyber security challenge.”

About Darktrace

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, the Enterprise Immune System uses AI algorithms to automatically detect and take action against cyber-threats within all types of networks, including physical, cloud and virtualized networks, as well as IoT and industrial control systems. A self-configuring platform, Darktrace requires no prior set-up, identifying advanced threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has 30 offices worldwide.