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Darktrace Industrial Defends Energy+

Canadian Energy Provider Fights Early-Stage Threats with Cyber AI

San Francisco
Thursday November 15, 2018

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense, has today announced that Energy+, a leading energy provider in Ontario, Canada, has deployed the Industrial Immune System to defend its physical and digital systems. With Darktrace’s immune system technology working across the organization’s entire digital infrastructure, Energy+ now has the unparalleled ability to defend against the full range of modern threats, no matter where they emerge.

Founded in 1906, Energy+ has a long history of providing reliable energy to citizens and businesses in Cambridge, Ontario, the Township of North Dumfries, and the County of Brant. After realizing the power of cyber AI to defend its corporate systems, Energy+ now runs Darktrace across its entire infrastructure to also safeguard critical industrial control systems.

Paul Martinello, Vice President of Information Technology at Energy+, said: “With attacks on critical infrastructure increasing around the world, we knew we needed to do more to protect our organization. Darktrace’s AI enables us to feel confident that if our corporate or industrial systems were targeted by a sophisticated threat actor, we would be alerted at the earliest stages and be able to respond before damage was done. Prior to Darktrace, we had limited insight into our industrial environment, but now we have total visibility of our SCADA systems. There’s truly nothing else on the market like Darktrace.”

The Industrial Immune System leverages advanced AI to learn the ‘pattern of life’ of every user, device, and controller. With this evolving understanding, Darktrace Industrial can spot advanced cyber-campaigns, misconfigurations, and latent vulnerabilities that would otherwise go unnoticed and undetected by legacy security tools.

Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Technology, Darktrace Industrial, commented: “Legacy security tools fail to detect the stealthy reconnaissance missions and targeted attacks used to successfully target ICSs. Cyber AI is transforming how we defend our national critical infrastructure. By deploying Darktrace Industrial, organizations like Energy+ are now capable of detecting stealthy cyber-campaigns across extensive power grids and utility systems, and stopping in-progress threats to avert a crisis.”

About Darktrace Industrial

Darktrace Industrial is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace’s Industrial Immune System technology uses AI algorithms that mimic the human immune system to defend industrial networks of all types and sizes. In an era where OT and IT are increasingly converging, Darktrace’s technology is uniquely positioned to provide full coverage of both enterprise and industrial environments. By applying advanced machine learning and AI, Darktrace Industrial defends Critical Infrastructure across the world, and is relied upon by leading energy providers, utility companies and manufactures to secure their ICS and SCADA environments.