Grant Thornton Australia strengthens defences with Darktrace


Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defence, has today announced that leading growth advisory firm, Grant Thornton Australia, has deployed the Enterprise Immune System to detect emerging cyber-threats in real time, in partnership with The Missing Link.

Grant Thornton Australia is a member firm within Grant Thornton International, one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. The business has more than 1,200 people in Australia, who are responsible for handling sensitive operational and financial data of some of the country’s largest corporations and public sector agencies.

“With Darktrace, we were able to immediately capture, filter and present intelligent insights into our environment more efficiently than ever before,” commented Gavin Townsend, Information Security Manager, Grant Thornton Australia. “The Enterprise Immune System not only augments our security team in detecting subtle anomalies, but is used extensively across IT functions and is openly discussed by our C-Suite. It is exciting to be leveraging a technology that is maturing well ahead of the curve.”

Powered by machine learning and AI algorithms, the Enterprise Immune System learns the ‘pattern of life’ for every user and device on the network and uses this dynamically-updating understanding to detect known and unknown cyber-threats, as they emerge. Darktrace AI is also capable of reacting against cyber-attacks in real time, allowing the security team time to catch up.

“Grant Thornton Australia joins a growing number of organisations proactively harnessing the power of machine learning to tighten their cyber defences and discover unknown risks,” commented Sanjay Aurora, Managing Director, Darktrace, Asia Pacific. “As the cyber security landscape intensifies, Darktrace enables enterprises to catch and stop all manner of threats, from machine-speed ransomware to low-and-slow attacks, before a crisis occurs.”

Darktrace joins the Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor of London in his trade mission to Australia and New Zealand this week, organised by City of London. Speaking on the deal, the Lord Mayor Charles Bowman said:

“Having robust cyber security plans is crucial for all businesses in today’s inter-connected and increasingly digital world. Cyber security is a sector in which the UK leads the world, and Darktrace is a real feather in the UK’s cyber security cap. I am delighted that they have joined my trade mission to Australia and New Zealand.”

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Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security.