Aberdeen based cybersecurity specialist announces new partnership

Jai Aenugu, managing director at The TechForce

AN ABERDEEN-based cybersecurity specialist has announced a new industry partnership with one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) providers for cyber defence.

Darktrace is a leading cyber AI company and the creator of autonomous response technology. It employs more than 1,000 employees in 44 offices with headquarters in San Francisco, California and Cambridge, UK.

This new partnership will empower customers of The TechForce to discover and monitor in-progress attacks anywhere across their entire digital infrastructure with Darktrace’s cyber AI, including the cloud, software as a service (SaaS), corporate networks, internet of things (IoT) and industrial control systems.

The TechForce, a specialist provider of cybersecurity solutions and security awareness training, anticipates further growth across the UK after announcing this latest commitment to protecting its customers’ critical data from external threats.

Every three seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage. The company’s Enterprise Immune System learns the ‘pattern of life’ for every device and user across the digital estate and uses this evolving understanding to detect and respond to emerging cyber-threats in real time.

Andrew Tsonchev, director of technology at Darktrace, commented: “Amidst increasing complexity of digital businesses and a constantly evolving threat landscape, cyber security has never been of greater importance.

“It is with great pleasure that we announce our partnership with The TechForce, as they share our vision of helping more organisations trust autonomous systems to defend against cyber-threats.”

Jai Aenugu, managing director at The TechForce, said: “We are thrilled to have secured the support of one of the world’s leading experts in this field and we look forward to what the future holds for both our companies throughout this new partnership.

“For a relatively young firm, it gives us a great deal of confidence to have been recognised by someone with the strength and expertise of Darktrace, which will create and deliver benefits for our own clients to ensure their business-critical data and systems are effectively protected.”

Founded in 2017, The TechForce is an on-demand services start-up focused on community building and technology. The company provides email phishing and security awareness training, next-generation antivirus software, vulnerability management and cyber essentials consulting for medium-to-large businesses.

The TechForce was recently awarded Approved Cyber Essentials Practitioner (Advanced) status and secured a place on the Government’s highly-competitive G-Cloud 11 procurement framework for cyber security services.

Based in Aberdeen, the business currently works with clients across Scotland, London and Manchester, among other major UK cities, in sectors including energy, finance, professional services, healthcare and education.

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