Robot wars: the British company at the heart of the new security landscape

‘It’s almost impossible for humans to spot these AI attacks, so it’s rapidly becoming an arms race of machines against machines – AI versus AI’ What is the backstory of Darktrace and its technology? The company was founded in 2013 by folk from GCHQ and MI5 along with mathematicians from the University of Cambridge – specialists in unsupervised learning. The legacy approach to cyber security was to build walls around the outside of the network, and there were a lot of different approaches to securing the perimeter with the thought that you could keep the bad guys out. The reality, and especially coming from the intelligence community, is that attackers can get into any network, given a number of approaches and an amount of time. Therefore, we turned the problem…


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