David Masson

David Masson

Director of Enterprise Security


company overview

Darktrace is a leading autonomous cyber security AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,700 organizations to protect against threats to the cloudemailSaaStraditional networksIoT devicesendpoints, and industrial systems.The company has over 1,500 employees and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK. Every second, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, before it can cause damage.


David Masson is Darktrace’s Director of Enterprise Security, and has over two decades of experience working in fast moving security and intelligence environments in the UK, Canada and worldwide. With skills developed in the civilian, military and diplomatic worlds, he has been influential in the efficient and effective resolution of various unique national security issues. David is an operational solutions expert and has a solid reputation across the UK and Canada for delivery tailored to customer needs. At Darktrace, David advises strategic customers across North America and is also a regular contributor to major international and national media outlets in Canada where he is based. He holds a master’s degree from Edinburgh University.

Speech Topic & Synopses
IoT Under Attack: Thwarting Zero-Days with Cyber AI

From internet-connected CCTV cameras to manufacturing plants, the proliferation of IoT devices continues to expand digital enterprises, and push stretched security teams to their limits.
While developers have focused on perfecting the convenience and utility of their products, many IoT devices are rushed to market without security in mind, and represent the perfect means of stealthy and surreptitious entry for attackers. Join Mariana Pereira as she discusses the challenges of securing IoT devices, and learn how Cyber AI is able to detect and autonomously respond to the full range of IoT threats in their earliest stages.