Darktrace has joined a Government delegation at one of the world’s largest cyber security events.
The Cambridge firm, which uses AI to fight back against hackers, was part of the 26 strong team led by Minister for Digital Matt Hancock to Singapore’s Cyber Security Week and exhibited at the related GovernmentWare 2016 event.
Sanjay Aurora, managing director for Asia Pacific at Darktrace said: “The UK is one of the global leaders in cyber security, and at the forefront of developments in artificial intelligence. We were delighted to particiapte in the UK Trade Mission to Singapore International Cyber Week and showcase the Enterprise Immune System.”
As well as showcasing solutions relating to cyber security, smart city technologies and IoT, the delegation is part of a concerted and united push from government and the private sector to develop partnerships to support Singapore’s ambitions to be a truly Smart Nation.
Darktrace, which is on course to become a $1bn-valued ‘unicorn’ company , is one of the Cambridge cluster’s biggest success stories in recent years. The company’s success is a big reason why UK cyber security exports are set to be worth £1.5bn in 2016, and forecast to grow to £2.7bn by 2021.
Minister for Digital Matt Hancock said: “ I am delighted that Darktrace is part of this trade delegation, helping fly the flag for Britain’s thriving cyber security sector. We face common cyber threats the world over, and there are significant opportunities for British companies, large and small, here in Singapore and around the world.”
The UK’s cyber industry already has an impressive reputation as a world leader for providing trusted solutions to protect governments, commercial and organisations’ assets, prevent cybercrime, and protect consumers.