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Poppy Gustafsson, CEO of Darktrace,
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April 26, 2021 6:00 PM EDT

The FBI reported a rise of more than 300,000 complaints of phishing, ransomware and other suspected Internet crimes in 2020—many of them targeting major companies and, by extension, their millions of customers. Enter Darktrace, a cybersecurity company helmed by CEO Poppy Gustafsson. Darktrace protects its more than 4,700 customers—including Pizza Hut and other major corporations—by using AI to spot deviant behavior within networks, buying human analysts time to investigate. Last year, the company detected and contained an attack by the Chinese cyber-espionage group APT41, which affected more than 100 companies in the U.S. and abroad.

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