Darktrace defends Utilities Kingston with Industrial Immune System


28-02-2019

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defence, has today announced that Utilities Kingston in Ontario, Canada, has deployed the Industrial Immune System to safeguard its complex industrial environment.

With cyber-attackers increasingly targeting industrial control systems and national critical infrastructure around the world, it is essential for utility providers like Utilities Kingston to build agile and robust cyber defenses. Through its dynamic understanding of Utilities Kingston’s operational systems, Darktrace AI detects emerging threats in seconds, enabling the organization to quickly respond.

Kevin McCauley, Director of Networking at Utilities Kingston, said: “As artificial intelligence becomes a commodity, it is only a matter of time before malicious actors begin using it in attacks. AI is vital to our security posture, as it is flexible enough to defend our entire SCADA environment, including diverse legacy systems. Now, instead of relying upon a single person to identify threats across this complex infrastructure, Darktrace does it for us, alerting us to potential threats in real time. Darktrace is exactly what we were looking for.”


About Utilities Kingston

Utilities Kingston operates multiple utilities through a single service structure, allowing it to deliver cost savings and customer service excellence. The company is unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services, and broadband fibre optics in one company. Trusted by customers to deliver reliable utilities for more than 150 years, employees are proud to provide personal, responsive services.

 

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