Intelligent CISO Issue 40 - Page 9

Darktrace reports accelerated demand for cyber AI across Canada
D cybersecurity AI company , has reported that its Canadian customer base has grown substantially over the last year , as organisations across the country seek to protect themselves from increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks .
UK Cyber Security Council calls for organisations to recommit to professional development
T body for the cybersecurity education and skills sector – has issued a rallying call for industries to recommit to investment in cybersecurity skills development as they transition back to regular working practices following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic .
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Darktrace reports accelerated demand for cyber AI across Canada

arktrace , a leading autonomous

D cybersecurity AI company , has reported that its Canadian customer base has grown substantially over the last year , as organisations across the country seek to protect themselves from increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks .

Significant customer wins in Canada include global retailer , Herschel Supply , leading Quebec-based brokerage firm , Lussier Dale Parizeau ( LDP ), the City of Sudbury , non-profit United Way of Calgary and Area and Canucks Sports & Entertainment .
Powered by self-learning Cyber AI , the Darktrace Immune System works by learning the normal ‘ pattern of life ’ of an organisation and can interrupt in-progress attacks across increasingly complex digital infrastructures , including the cloud , email and home office environments .
Organisations across the region have not only embraced AI to understand where threatening activity is happening , but also now trust the technology to stop attacks from evolving within a matter of seconds , before security teams are even at their desks .
“ Darktrace technology unlocks the true power of Artificial Intelligence , as it is capable of not only understanding context on real life data , but taking intelligent action ,” said Dave Cullen , Manager of IT at Entegrus Powerlines , an Ontario electricity distributor .
“ The visibility and the intelligence delivered by Cyber AI provided us with information and insight that generated significant ROI from day one .”

UK Cyber Security Council calls for organisations to recommit to professional development

he UK Cyber Security Council – the self-regulatory

T body for the cybersecurity education and skills sector – has issued a rallying call for industries to recommit to investment in cybersecurity skills development as they transition back to regular working practices following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic .

generalist roles ( where employees are expected to work in a range of cybersecurity areas ). Shortages also exist in specialist roles , senior management roles , penetration testing and security architecture – all pointing to a shortfall in employee development .
Research by the London School of Economics during lockdown revealed that organisations ’ approaches to training have shifted , with firms increasingly taking the quick-fix approach through recruitment rather than a broader training approach across wider teams . The total number of days trained per trainee in the UK dropped from 7.8 in 2011 to 6.4 in 2017 , a fall of 18 %, while total training expenditure per trainee fell by 17 %. The decline applies across a variety of sectors , including cybersecurity .
This trend has worsened during the pandemic , which has forced many companies to either scale back spending or simply to try to meet the challenge of delivering existing training programmes and course materials to a newly remote workforce .
The skills challenge is supported by the latest data from the Department for Digital , Culture , Media and Sport , which revealed that 30 % of cyber firms have found it hard to fill
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