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Evolution Metals Hardens Defenses with Darktrace Email Security

Critical Minerals Supplier Selects Cyber AI in Anticipation of Nation-State Attacks
San Francisco
May 27, 2020

Darktrace, the world’s leading Cyber AI company, today announced that Evolution Metals Corp. (“EMC”), an environmentally-responsible mining and refining company, has selected Darktrace to protect its critical minerals supply chain from email attacks.

Formed in January 2020, Evolution Metals’ mission is to counter the global crisis in rare earth metals that are relied upon by industrial, aerospace, defense, communications, and green energy sectors. As it works to solve this minerals supply chain crisis, Evolution Metals recognized that it may become a target for sophisticated, nation-state cyber threat-actors. And with 94% of all attacks entering enterprises through the email, it knew it needed to bolster its email defenses with Cyber AI capable of containing malicious emails – before they can do damage.

Rather than relying on historical data of known ‘bad’ attacks, Antigena Email is able to understand the unique ‘patterns of life’ of email users, as well as the complex web of relationships between them. Akin to the human immune system, this evolving understanding of ‘self’ for every sender and recipient allows Cyber AI to identify even the most subtle indicators of malicious emails, and contain the attack before it can ever reach the recipient.

As Evolution Metals continues on its mission to secure the supply chain and sourcing of critical minerals and rare earth metals, it can be assured that Antigena Email will safeguard its business from the full range of email attacks, from supply chain takeovers to impersonation attempts to phishing attacks.

“As an emerging supplier in the critical mineral space, we recognize that we will not be immune to sophisticated cyber-attacks, a subset of which are more than likely to come from nation-state threat-actors,” commented David Wilcox, President and CEO of Evolution Metals. “Darktrace Cyber AI’s ability to fight back on our behalf at a speed and scale beyond human capabilities will be critical as we move forward in our ambitions.”

“The reality of the cyber-threat landscape today is that all organizations, no matter the size or sector, may be a target of nation-state attacks. With email becoming the backbone of supply chain workflows, protecting the email with Cyber AI is absolutely crucial to a robust cyber defense strategy,” added Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat at Darktrace. “Antigena Email will safeguard Evolution Metals, a company with innovation at its core, from advanced email attacks as it continues to serve as a strategic resource to governments and corporate clients alike.”

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 3,500 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 1,200 employees, 44 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.

About Evolution Metals Corp.

Evolution Metals Corp. (“EMC”) is a mining, refining and specialty chemicals company that is committed to establishing a secure and reliable supply chain for rare earth elements and other critical minerals.

The strategy is to acquire and develop mine assets and production facilities to produce materials that are essential for industrial uses including electronics & environmental technologies and for aerospace & defense applications.

EMC provides bespoke solutions to support their clients globally and is on a path to become a pre-eminent supplier of critical minerals produced in the Western Hemisphere.

EMC contributes to environmental responsibility by producing the materials required to support the transition to a greener economy.