Mariana Pereira

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security Products


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.

Mariana is the Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, with a primary focus on the capabilities of AI cyber defenses against email-borne attacks. Mariana works closely with the development, analyst, and marketing teams to advise technical and non-technical audiences on how best to augment cyber resilience within the email domain, and how to implement AI technology as a means of defense. She speaks regularly at international events, with a specialism in presenting on sophisticated, AI-powered email attacks. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and speaks several languages including French, Italian, and Portuguese.

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.