U.K. cybersecurity firm opens U.S. division in Reston
Darktrace Federal will perform tech work for U.S. government
United Kingdom-based cybersecurity artificial intelligence firm Darktrace has formed a new American division, headquartered in Reston, to serve the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, federal agencies and national infrastructure, the company announced March 1.
Darktrace Federal will be led by Sally Kenyon Grant, vice president of federal affairs.
“There is little doubt that sophisticated cyberattackers are retooling right now. They are developing novel attack methods designed to slip under the radar of existing defenses, remain undetected in the heart of critical organizations, and, when the time is right, cause major disruption,” Marcus Fowler, Darktrace’s senior vice president of strategic engagements and threats, said in a statement. “Cyber defense, and not just cyber offense, is critical now. We are honored to support the U.S. government and its agencies in a strategic global security initiative.”
Darktrace Federal has hired subject matter experts such as former members of the intelligence community who drove cyber operations at the CIA and supported the National Security Agency and DoD.
The company has more than 1,300 employees and more than 30 offices worldwide. Time magazine named Darktrace one of the most influential companies in 2021.