Sir Jonathan Evans Joins Darktrace Advisory Board

Sep 16, 2013, 04:59 ET from Darktrace Ltd

LONDON and CAMBRIDGE, England, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Darktrace, the leader in intelligence-led Behavioural Cyber Defence, has announced that Sir Jonathan Evans has joined its Advisory Board.

Darktrace brings a fundamentally new approach to cyber security, based on revolutionary new Bayesian mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge and unique expertise in cyber security intelligence and protecting sensitive information.

Sir Jonathan is the former director-general of the UK's Secret Service, MI5, where he spent 33 years focusing on internal and domestic counter-terrorism and cyber-threats.

"As cyber-threats become more sophisticated and better-resourced, we urgently require a new approach founded on unique cyber expertise and pioneering technology," said Sir Jonathan Evans. "Darktrace represents a new thinking around the cyber challenge, which embraces the complexity of our environments and works to protect our most important assets."

"We are delighted to have Sir Jonathan join our Advisory Board," said Steve Huxter, Managing Director of Darktrace. "His unparalleled stature in the field of cyber operations is invaluable, and we look forward to working with him in this new era of intelligence-based cyber defence."

About Darktrace

Darktrace, the leader in  intelligence-led Behavioural Cyber Defense,  uses advanced mathematics to automatically detect abnormal behavior in organizations in order manage risks from cyber-attacks. Unlike software that reads log files or puts locks on doors, Darktrace's approach allows enterprises to protect their information and intellectual property from state sponsored, criminal groups or malicious employees whom are already inside the networks of every critical infrastructure company. Darktrace combines decades of government cyber threat expertise with world-leading University of Cambridge mathematicians, and software engineers who have experience deploying the largest, most sensitive software.

SOURCE Darktrace Ltd