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Darktrace Transforms Security Strategy for Layton Construction

Sensitive Data and Cloud Infrastructure Defended by Cyber AI
San Francisco
April 29, 2019

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense, has today announced Layton Construction, a leading US construction company, has selected Darktrace to detect and fight back against cyber-attacks. Layton uses Darktrace to secure the company’s complex digital environment, proactively preventing construction delays and their resultant costs due to a cyber-incident.

With 900 employees, Layton Construction builds everything from sports arenas and theaters, to medical centers and luxury resorts. The company relies heavily on cloud infrastructure to manage the blueprints and sensitive customer data needed for its multi-million-dollar projects across the country. As the company continues to grow rapidly, the lean security team turned to Darktrace to help detect stealthy insiders and respond to sophisticated threats across Layton’s dispersed digital infrastructure.

Shane Silcox, Information Systems Manager at Layton Construction, commented: “Before Darktrace, we were constantly fighting fires, reacting to attacks and crises as they arose. Now, with Darktrace defending our sensitive data and cloud environment from subtle threats, my team is able to focus on strategy and proactive initiatives.”

Shortly after Layton Construction deployed Darktrace, the cyber AI uncovered an illicit bitcoin mining operation, unbeknownst to the security team. The AI’s evolving understanding of ‘normal’ enabled it to detect the bitcoin mining at its earliest stages, buying back precious time for the security team to take action, before any damage was done.

Silcox continued, “If a cyber-incident caused even a one-day delay to a construction project, the cost could be huge. Antigena can autonomously and precisely contain in-progress attacks far quicker than our human team can, and ensures our operations stay on track. Darktrace is fundamentally transforming how we defend our systems.”

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. With thousands of customers worldwide, the Enterprise Immune System is relied on to detect and fight back against cyber-attacks in real time. The self-learning AI protects the cloud, SaaS, corporate networks, IoT and industrial systems against cyber-threats and vulnerabilities, from insider threats and ransomware, to stealthy and silent attacks. Darktrace has over 800 employees and 40 offices worldwide. It is headquartered in San Francisco, and Cambridge, UK.