Nicole Eagan

Nicole Eagan

Company: Darktrace

Job Title: CEO

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As Chief Executive Officer of Darktrace, Nicole Eagan has positioned the company as an international leader in cyber defense. Nicole was named ‘Woman of the Year’ at the 2016 Cyber Security Awards for successfully introducing disruptive machine learning technology to the global market. Her extensive career as a technology executive includes over 25 years of commercial and marketing experience. 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 and led the company to $300 million in contract value. Under her leadership, Darktrace’s innovative approach to cyber security has won over 100 awards, including World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and Cambridge, England and now has more than 620 employees working across 24 countries.

Nicole Eagan Seminars

  • The New Era of Cyber-Threats: The Shift to Self-Learning, Self-Defending Networks Wed 18th Oct 10:10 - 10:40

    The New Era of Cyber-Threats: The Shift to Self-Learning, Self-Defending Networks

    With machines fighting machines and increasingly sophisticated human attackers, we are now entering a new era of cyber-threats. The battle is no longer at the perimeter but inside of our organizations, and no security team can keep up with its speed. Cyber-attackers are quickly becoming silent and stealthy, and cyber defense has turned into an arms race.
    This new wave of cyber-threats has seen skilled attackers that may lie low for weeks or months. By the time they take definitive steps, their actions blend in with the everyday hum of network activity. These attacks call for a change in the way we protect our most critical assets.
    Self-learning and self-defending systems are now being deployed to continually assess business environments. Known as ‘immune system’ defense, this approach is used to uncover threats that have already penetrated the network border, and then automatically fight back. Unlike legacy approaches, which rely on rules or signatures, these technologies work autonomously, enable the security team to focus on high-value tasks, and can counter even fast-moving, automated attackers.


    Nicole Eagan

    Nicole Eagan

    Time / Place

    Wed 18th Oct 10:10 to 10:40

    Network Security and Ransomware Theatre