Darktrace on where security AI goes next: ‘Turning the tables’ on attackers

VentureBeat

Kyle Alspach

The next phase of security AI will bring a greater focus on preventing attacker movement — making cyberattacks much more difficult and far less likely to succeed — through modeling probable attack paths using real data from a company’s environment, according to executives at self-learning AI firm Darktrace.

In the world of cybersecurity, it’s often brought up that “‘the bad guy only has to be right once’ — and it’s so much harder being on defense,” said Nicole Eagan, chief strategy officer and AI officer at Darktrace, in an interview.

But with Darktrace’s preventative security AI technology, which the company is now testing with early adopter customers, “we really think that this starts to turn the tables in the other...

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