Marcus Fowler

Marcus Fowler

Director of Strategic Threat


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.

Marcus Fowler spent 15 years at the Central Intelligence Agency developing global cyber operations and technical strategies, until joining Darktrace in 2019. He has led cyber efforts with various US Intelligence Community elements and global partners, and has extensive experience advising senior leaders on cyber efforts. He is recognized as a leader in developing and deploying innovative cyber solutions. Prior to serving at the CIA, Marcus was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Marcus has an engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters’ Degree in International Security Studies from The Fletcher School. He also completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Advanced Management Program.

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.