Norweigan insurer DNK signs for Darktrace cyber defence tech

Source: Darktrace

Darktrace today announces that DNK, a major insurance company for the shipping industry, has selected Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System technology for cutting-edge cyber defense.

Based in Norway, DNK is one of the major operators in the marine specialist risk market, insuring interests attached to vessels, drilling rigs and other movable units against risks of war, terror and piracy. DNK identified cyber security as a key business priority and see an opportunity to be leading the fight against cyber threat in the shipping industry. The company was eager to take action to improve its ability to protect its critical data and systems by employing best-in-class technology.

DNK decided to employ Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform (DCIP), powered by fundamental Enterprise Immune System technology developed at the University of Cambridge, after a successful trial of DCIP. During this Proof of Value project, Darktrace demonstrated the inherent value of its self-learning solution, which is uniquely capable of forming an understanding of normal and abnormal behaviours, without any a priori knowledge or assumptions.

Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System technology delivers total, real-time visibility to DNK of all its digital interactions and communications, and alerts the company to emerging anomalous or suspicious behaviours at a very early stage. This proactive defense against previously unidentified threats means that DNK is able to address developing issues before they turn into crises, and reduce the risk of suffering a debilitating attack or compromise.

The fundamental innovation of the Enterprise Immune System is complemented by Darktrace's proprietary Threat Visualizer, a 3D graphical visualization interface that is used by analysts to see and investigate emerging cyber incidents.

"Darktrace is unique because it is constantly monitoring what is going on inside our organization and detecting potential issues, without us having to define in advance what we are looking for or making assumptions on what threats might be there," commented Svein Ringbakken, Managing Director of DNK. "It gives us a better degree of confidence about our ability to defend against sophisticated threats, and a superior overall understanding of what is going on within our own systems, exposing areas that we need to investigate in places we would not have known to look. It also demonstrates to our clients and partners that we are leading the way in defending critical data and operations against real and growing threats."

"We are delighted to be working with innovators such as DNK, and extending the adoption of Enterprise Immune System technology in Scandinavia," said Nicole Eagan, CEO of Darktrace. "Thanks to Darktrace's fundamental new machine learning and mathematics approach, Darktrace is able to keep up with new, evolving threats that have never been seen before and ensure that DNK has maximum cyber intelligence that is real-time and actionable." 

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