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AI Expert Professor Nick Jennings Joins Darktrace’s Advisory Board

Cambridge, UK
November 4, 2019

Darktrace, the world’s leading cyber AI company, today announced that Professor Nick Jennings, CB FREng, has joined the company’s advisory board.

Professor Nick Jennings, CB FREng, is an internationally recognized authority in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and cyber security. He holds a Chair in AI at Imperial College, London and is responsible for facilitating the College's research performance, as well as serving as a founding member of the UK Government’s AI Council. Nick is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Nick was previously the Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton and the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor for National Security. He was awarded a Companion of the Order of Bath (CB) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List in 2016 for services to computer science and national security science.

I am delighted to have Nick join our advisory board,” commented Poppy Gustafsson, CEO of Darktrace. “His distinguished career in computer science and deep expertise in both AI and cyber security will be of great value to the advisory board, as Darktrace continues to extend and develop its AI-powered, enterprise cyber security platform”.
While we are increasingly hearing about artificial intelligence in our daily lives and in business, getting machine systems to make genuinely autonomous decisions in complex environments is still relatively rare,” said Nick Jennings. “Darktrace is a unique example of a self-learning technology that is proven to work reliably and at scale in real-world organizations where data sets are messy and constantly changing. It has overcome fundamental engineering challenges in order to do this and is now leading a major shift in our ability to defend against increasingly advanced cyber security threats. I am excited to join Darktrace as an advisor as the company continues its path of radical technological innovation and rapid global growth”.

About Darktrace

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 3,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. This includes insider threat, industrial espionage, IoT compromises, zero-day malware, data loss, supply chain risk and long-term infrastructure vulnerabilities. The company has over 900 employees, 40 offices and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.