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Darktrace Joins UK Prime Minister in Japan Trade Mission

Business Delegation Begin a 3-Day Tour Starting in Tokyo
August 31, 2017

Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, has today announced that it is joining the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, on a trade mission to Japan this week led by Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox.

Darktrace’s CEO EMEA, Poppy Gustafsson, is one of a select group of business leaders to accompany the Prime Minister on the three-day trip to Japan. The trade mission comes at an important moment for Japan’s national security, as the country prepares for several major events including The Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

Cyber security is paramount for organizations in Japan, as they face an increasingly challenging threat landscape, particularly in the run-up to several major international events,” commented Poppy Gustafsson, CEO, EMEA, Darktrace. “I am delighted to join this mission to strengthen the UK’s relationship with Japan and look forward to discussing how machine learning and AI can radically improve the defense of governments and businesses from tomorrow’s sophisticated cyber-attacks.”

Darktrace continues to grow its presence in Japan, with customers including engineering giant, Chiyoda Corporation; international insurance firm, AEGON Sony Life Insurance; leading forex brokers; Rakuten Securities Inc. and one of the country’s largest critical infrastructure companies. The company also recently announced a strategic partnership with NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (NESIC).

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 24 offices worldwide.