CAMBRIDGE, England, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, was announced today as a Technology Pioneer by The World Economic Forum. Each year, the Technology Pioneer program recognizes companies across a wide range of industries that are designing and developing new technologies across the globe that address future-orientated issues on the global agenda in a proactive, innovative, and entrepreneurial way.
Darktrace was founded in 2013 by mathematicians and machine learning specialists together with leading intelligence experts from the UK government. Its flagship solution, the Enterprise Immune System, is inspired by the principles of the human immune system and represents a fundamental step change in mitigating risk from cyber threats. Powered by machine learning and mathematics, Darktrace's self-learning technology is uniquely capable of learning 'normal' and 'abnormal' behaviors within organizations of all sizes, in order to detect in-progress cyber-attacks.
As a Technology Pioneer, Darktrace will have access to the most influential and sought-after business and political network in the world, and be invited to the World Economic Forum's 'Summer Davos' in Dalian, China, this September, and the Annual Meeting in Davos in January.
The Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Arianna Huffington (founder, Huffington Post) and Henry Blodget (editor-in-chief, Business Insider). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact, working prototype, viability and leadership.
Darktrace joins notable Technology Pioneers including Google (2001), Mozilla (2007), Clearwire (2008), Ubiquisys Ltd (2009), Twitter (2010), Dropbox (2012) and Nest Labs (2014).
"Darktrace is part of a group of entrepreneurs who are more aware of the crucial challenges of the world around them, and who are determined to do their part to solve those challenges with their company," says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. "We are very glad to see a new British innovation recognized in this selection."
"We are extremely proud to be acknowledged as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum," said Nicole Eagan, CEO of Darktrace. "This recognition endorses our achievements in the field of cyber security, which contribute to and align with the World Economic Forum's goal of shedding new light on how technologies may be used to improve the state of the world."
The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.
Named 'Best Security Company of the Year' in the Info Security Products Guide 2015, Darktrace is one of the world's leading cyber threat defense companies. Its Enterprise Immune System technology detects previously unidentified threats in real time, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge, which analyze the behavior of every device, user and network within an organization. Some of the world's largest corporations rely on Darktrace's self-learning appliance in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation. The company was founded in 2013 by leading machine learning specialists and government intelligence experts, and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, with offices in Dallas, London, Milan, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Singapore, Toronto and Washington D.C.
About The World Economic Forum
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