Darktrace, the world’s leading cyber AI company, has today announced the launch of the Cyber AI Analyst, a new technology that emulates human thought processes to continuously investigate cyber-threats at machine speed. With the power to transform the security industry, early adopters of this technology reported a 92% reduction in the time required to investigate threats and provide conclusions to executives.
This ground-breaking innovation is the culmination of over three years of research at the Darktrace R&D Center in Cambridge, UK. Using various forms of machine learning, including unsupervised, supervised, and deep learning, the technology learned human intuition and trade craft from more than 100 world-class cyber analysts across thousands of customer deployments.
Typically, a human analyst will spend half an hour to half a day investigating a single suspicious security incident. She looks for patterns, forms hypotheses, reaches conclusions about how to mitigate the threat, and shares the findings with the rest of the business. Darktrace’s Cyber AI Analyst accelerates this process, continuously conducting investigations behind the scenes and operating at a speed and scale beyond human capabilities. And crucially, it can conduct expert investigations into hundreds of parallel threads simultaneously and instantly communicate its findings in the form of an actionable security narrative.
By learning from the millions of interactions between Darktrace’s expert analysts and the output of the Enterprise Immune System – Darktrace’s flagship threat detection product – the Cyber AI Analyst combines human expertise with the consistency, speed, and scalability of AI. The ability of AI to investigate every possibility, make connections between seemingly disparate events, and quickly illuminate the full scope of a security incident dramatically reduces ‘time to meaning’ and buys back time for human teams.
“The burden of investigating threats typically falls on the shoulders of a small number of trained security professionals,” commented Mike Beck, Global Head of Threat Analysis, Darktrace. “With Cyber AI Analyst, security teams can now rely on AI to investigate hundreds of threats at once, allowing human analysts to focus on the most strategic work.”
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.