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Leading University Bolsters Cyber Security with Darktrace AI

Enterprise Immune System Defends Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Against Advanced Attacks

Hong Kong
Wednesday October 10, 2018

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense has today announced that the internationally leading Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has deployed Darktrace’s AI technology to defend its cutting-edge research, and the personal data of 17,000 students and employees, against novel cyber-threats.

In the midst of an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape, growing numbers of educational organizations like HKUST are leveraging Darktrace AI to proactively detect and respond to unpredictable cyber-attacks, including International Baccalaureate, Universidad de Las Americas and United World College of South East Asia.

Charles Choy, IT Security Officer, HKUST, commented: “Darktrace proved to be valuable from the offset, finding several security breaches, which would have otherwise gone undetected. Traditional security tools, although necessary, are insufficient in providing us with actionable intelligence and leave our security team with alert fatigue. The Enterprise Immune System flags genuine threats as soon as they emerge, and enable us to take swift remedial action, before they escalate.”

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. With over 7,000 deployments worldwide, the Enterprise Immune System is relied on to detect and fight back against cyber-attacks in real time. The self-learning AI takes one hour to install, works across the cloud, SaaS, corporate networks, IoT and industrial systems, and protects against the full range of cyber-threats and vulnerabilities, from insider threats and ransomware, to stealthy and silent attackers. Darktrace has 800 employees and 33 offices worldwide, with headquarters in San Francisco, and Cambridge, UK.