Darktrace’s AI is now automatically responding to hacks – and stopping them

The British cybersecurity startup uses machine learning to hunt for odd behaviour on corporate systems, meaning its Enterprise Immune System can spot zero-days and other hard to find attacks. Antigena is the latest effort, extending the automation to the response. After a period of testing with a number of companies, the firm is making Antigena available for all.

“Antigena is a further set of AI-type components all about making smart or autonomous decisions to stop the unexpected in businesses in a way that has lots of context, so we can buy security teams time to respond,” Palmer says. “The system helps to have your back on things that you weren’t expecting to happen.”

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