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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
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

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 33 offices worldwide.