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Darktrace Defends Utilities Kingston with Industrial Immune System

Cyber AI “Vital” for Protecting Critical Services
Toronto, Canada
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 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.

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.