Darktrace AI defends Natural History Museum


Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defence, has announced that The Natural History Museum (NHM), one of the world’s most visited museums, has deployed Darktrace’s AI technology to defend critical research from sophisticated cyber-attacks.

Over 4.5 million people visited NHM in 2018, each one a potential unknown threat. Tasked with defending this dynamic digital environment, the museum’s security team oversees everything from the guest Wi-Fi to virtual reality exhibits. Adding to the challenge, NHM is recognised as the world’s pre-eminent centre of natural history research. By using Darktrace to not only detect but fight back against attacks in real time, the museum is now able to autonomously respond to stealthy attacks on its highly sensitive intellectual property.

Ian Golding, Interim CIO at the Natural History Museum commented: “As the museum continues to protect, display and digitise its unique collection, ensuring we have suitable cyber protection is of paramount importance.” He continued “with digital records of unrivalled research, tackling issues like food security, eradicating diseases and managing resource scarcity, a successful cyber-attack on the museum could have global ramifications. By leveraging autonomous response, Darktrace’s advanced AI is helping to safeguard the museum’s most valued assets.”

Image: Hope the blue whale in Hintze Hall CREDIT Trustees of the Natural History Museum

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