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Darktrace Defends Utilities Kingston with Industrial Immune System

Cyber AI “Vital” for Protecting Critical Services

Toronto, Canada
Thursday February 28, 2019

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense, has today announced that Utilities Kingston has deployed the Industrial Immune System to safeguard its complex industrial environment.

With cyber-attackers increasingly targeting industrial control systems and national critical infrastructure around the world, it is essential for utility providers like Utilities Kingston to build agile and robust cyber defenses. Through its dynamic understanding of Utilities Kingston’s operational systems, Darktrace AI detects emerging threats in seconds, enabling the organization to quickly respond.

Kevin McCauley, Director of Networking at Utilities Kingston, said: “As artificial intelligence becomes a commodity, it is only a matter of time before malicious actors begin using it in attacks. AI is vital to our security posture, as it is flexible enough to defend our entire SCADA environment, including diverse legacy systems. Now, instead of relying upon a single person to identify threats across this complex infrastructure, Darktrace does it for us, alerting us to potential threats in real time. Darktrace is exactly what we were looking for.”

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.

About Utilities Kingston

Utilities Kingston operates multiple utilities through a single service structure, allowing it to deliver cost savings and customer service excellence. The company is unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services, and broadband fibre optics in one company. Trusted by customers to deliver reliable utilities for more than 150 years, employees are proud to provide personal, responsive services.