Darktrace expands Aussie presence following 60% YoY growth


Wednesday, 04 August, 2021

Darktrace expands Aussie presence following 60% YoY growth

Darktrace, a leader in cybersecurity AI, has announced that its Australian business has grown over the past year, as more organisations have adopted an AI-driven approach to cyber defence. The number of Darktrace customers in Australia has grown by over 60% in the last 12 months across all industry sectors, with customers including North Sydney Council, Steadfast Group, WIN Corporation, Girton Grammar School, Holman Webb Lawyers and Chemist Warehouse Australia. Darktrace’s employee headcount across its offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth has also doubled in the same time period.

Powered by Self-Learning AI, Darktrace’s technology is capable of interrupting cyber attacks in real time, by learning the normal ‘pattern of life’ for an organisation. The AI identifies emerging signs of a cyber threat and takes targeted action to stop the disruption. Hayley Turner, Director of Industrial Security (APAC), Darktrace, noted that the company’s rapid growth in Australia signifies a change in the way that organisations across the country are approaching this challenge, leveraging AI to detect and fight back against emerging attacks on humans’ behalf.

“When it comes to securing the modern enterprise, we have reached a critical point where humans can no longer be expected to keep pace with the volume and sophistication of the cyber threats that we are seeing,” Turner said.

Nathan Hillery, Chief Information Officer of Steadfast Group, added that Darktrace’s ability to detect and respond to cyber threats across the Steadfast Group’s entire digital business has been a fundamental game changer for the organisation.

“Because the technology is self-learning, it constantly revises its understanding of what is ‘normal’ for our organisation, making us confident that even the most novel and sophisticated attacks will be spotted and instantly stopped — wherever they strike,” Hillery said.

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