Self-Defending Networks: AI and the Future of Cyber Defense

Nicole Eagan, Darktrace

Nicole Eagan discusses how AI can aid in cybersecurity.

Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace

As chief executive officer of Darktrace, Nicole Eagan has led the AI cyberdefense company to $300 million in total contract value with over 600 employees. Named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative People and Woman of the Year at the 2016 Cyber Security Awards, Nicole has been lauded for successfully introducing AI technology into the global cyberdefense market. Her extensive career as a technology executive includes over 25 years' experience in companies ranging from startups to Oracle. An expert in developing and executing strategies for high-growth businesses, Nicole helped Darktrace secure $75 million in Series D funding from Insight Venture Partners, KKR, and Summit Partners. Under her leadership, Darktrace has won over 80 awards, including landing in the top 10 of the Wall Street Journal's 2017 Tech Companies to Watch.


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