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Darktrace Named a Finalist for Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Award

World’s First Cyber AI Response Technology Recognized for Innovation

Cambridge, UK
Monday June 10, 2019

Darktrace, the world’s leading cyber AI company, today announced that it has been named a finalist for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s ‘MacRobert Award’ in recognition of its development of the first ever cyber AI response technology, Darktrace Antigena.

Now in its 50th year, the MacRobert Award is the UK’s longest-running and most-acclaimed award for engineering innovation. Darktrace was named one of just four finalists for its creation of Antigena, an AI capable of taking intelligent action to neutralize cyber-attacks in real time. Darktrace Antigena represents a major engineering feat, delivering organizations the unprecedented ability to rely on AI to fight back against cyber-threats, without any intervention from security teams. The technology is now trusted by more than 550 organizations, and is proven to contain cyber-attacks within two seconds of emerging within the digital business.

The nominated team members include Jack Stockdale, Chief Technology Officer; Dave Palmer, Director of Technology; Matt Dunn, VP of Engineering; Matt Ferguson, Director of Development; and Alex Markham, Technical Director.

“It’s an honor to be named a finalist for the prestigious MacRobert Award which serves as testament to the fundamental innovation of our cyber AI response technology,” commented Dave Palmer, Director of Technology. “We have created an AI that doesn’t just automate existing processes, but revolutionizes the way organizations defend their data in an era of machine-speed threats. Around the world, Darktrace Antigena stops a sophisticated cyber-attack every three seconds, protecting institutions from feeling the devastating impact of a breach.”

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.