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27 September, 2017 - 10:21 By Kate Sweeney

Darktrace flies flag for UK at Singapore cyber summit

Darktrace with Matt Hancock

Cyber security specialist Darktrace, born out of research at the University of Cambridge, has been flying the flag for the UK at one of the world’s largest cyber security showcases in Singapore.

Darktrace was part of a 26-strong team led by Minister for Digital, Matt Hancock, to Singapore’s Cyber Security Week and has exhibited at the related GovernmentWare event.

As well as showcasing solutions relating to cyber security, smart city technologies and IoT, the delegation was part of a concerted and united push from government and the private sector to develop partnerships to support Singapore’s ambitions to be a truly smart nation.

Worldwide demand for UK products is growing in both the public and private sectors, driving UK cyber security exports worth £1.5 billion in 2016 and forecast to grow to £2.7bn by 2021.

Hancock said: “I am delighted that Darktrace is part of this trade delegation, helping fly the flag for Britain’s thriving cyber security sector. 

“We face common cyber threats the world over and there are significant opportunities for British companies, large and small, here in Singapore and around the world.”

Darktrace was crowned Business Weekly ‘Business of the Year’ in March and leads the world with its Enterprise Immune System – ‘detect and repel’ technology which keeps cyber hackers at bay and protects organisations’ entire IT systems.

Sanjay Aurora, Darktrace’s managing director for Asia Pacific said: “The UK is one of the global leaders in cyber security and at the forefront of developments in artificial intelligence.

“We were delighted to participate in the UK Trade Mission to Singapore International Cyber Week and showcase the Enterprise Immune System.”

The UK’s cyber industry already has an impressive reputation as a world leader for providing trusted solutions to protect governments, commercial and organisations’ assets, prevent cybercrime, and protect consumers.

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Matt Hancock (right) with some of Darktrace’s team at the Singapore event

Kiss Communications

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