NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland, June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Darktrace Federal, Inc. ("Darktrace Federal"), a division of Darktrace plc ("Darktrace"), a global leader in cyber security AI, has announced that it has appointed Marcus Fowler, former U.S Marine and senior CIA officer, as its Chief Executive Officer.Darktrace launched Darktrace Federal in March 2022 and since then has continued to advance its mission to serve the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community (IC), federal civilian agencies, and national critical infrastructure to strengthen their defenses with Self-Learning AI. Darktrace Federal will ensure mission resilience, augment and accelerate zero trust implementations, and proactively defend against zero-days, insider threats, and supply chain compromises. In addition to defending on-premise and cloud IT and OT environments, Darktrace's email security technology will be the basis for enabling federal entities to disrupt targeted, socially-engineered impersonation and account hijack attacks.
Since its establishment, Darktrace Federal has been focusing on the following key areas:
- Deploying products based on Darktrace's advanced Self-Learning AI technology on-premise and completing FedRAMP certification for email security and cloud deployments. For FedRAMP, Darktrace Federal is in the process of establishing Impact Level-5 and GCC High to protect federal civilian, DoD, and IC environments.
- Providing technical demonstrations of Darktrace's Self-Learning AI-based approach to cyber security to federal government critical infrastructure agencies.
- Utilizing the new DoD contract funding vehicle Darktrace has executed to enable rapid deployment with DoD and federal civilian agencies and partners.
Patrick Gonzalez, former U.S Air Force and U.S. Space Force contracting officer, who is a member of the Darktrace Federal advisory board and brings with him a wealth of experience in government acquisition and contracts, commented: "Following a lengthy career in this space, I am thrilled to see such a high level of interest so soon after the launch of Darktrace Federal. I am proud that we are taking the necessary steps to do business with the federal government and will continue to work hard to meet demand and ensure Darktrace Federal is on appropriate contract vehicles."
For Darktrace Federal inquiries or contract vehicle references, please contact Sally Grant, VP of Darktrace Federal
Grant emphasizes, "we are standing by to support U.S. government cyber defenses. The speed and scale of modern cyber threats require AI to augment human cyber defenders. We are here to support cyber analyst teams under attack from machine-driven cyber warfare."
About Darktrace Federal, Inc
Darktrace Federal, Inc. is the U.S. Federal Division of Darktrace plc (DARK.L). Darktrace plc is a global leader in cyber security AI, delivering world-class technology that protects over 6,800 customers worldwide from malicious threats. Darktrace Federal applies Darktrace's Self-Learning AI to enable unsupervised machine learning to defend and respond to nation-state attacks.