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Half a Million Students’ Critical Data Defended by Darktrace AI

Darktrace Empowers Educational Center to Detect and Stop Cyber-Threats in Real Time

San Francisco
Wednesday January 3, 2018

Darktrace, the world leader in AI technology for cyber defense, has today announced that Education Service Center 11 (ESC 11) has deployed the Enterprise Immune System for AI cyber defense against sophisticated threats.

ESC 11 provides a variety of educational services to 70 school districts and 60 charter schools across Texas, and hosts the private information of over half a million students and over 30,000 educators. Powered by machine learning and AI algorithms, the Enterprise Immune System learns the ‘pattern of life’ for every user and device on ESC 11’s network and uses this dynamically updating understanding to detect known and unknown threats as they emerge.

“Darktrace has helped take our cyber defense to the next level,” said Paul Hauck, Senior Systems Engineer at ESC 11. “As a critical component to our overall defense-in-depth strategy, the Enterprise Immune System enables us to instantly remediate and respond to unfolding attacks, before they escalate into a crisis. Darktrace’s AI technology marks a step-change in detecting any potentially threatening activity lurking in our networks.”

“Educational organizations store large volumes of highly sensitive information on their networks,” commented Rob Sass, Managing Director, North America, Darktrace. “As fast-spreading and sophisticated breaches become more common, Darktrace arms institutions like ESC 11 with the cutting-edge AI and autonomous response technology they need to stay ahead of today’s pernicious cyber-threats.”

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Darktrace is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, and has 30 offices worldwide.