IT Pro Live: Adapting security to the 'new normal'

Darktrace director Mariana Pereira explains how businesses can ensure they're well-defended

Many security strategies rely on pattern recognition - setting a benchmark for what normal operations look like, and then tracking any anomalies which could represent potential threats. But what do you do when ‘normal’ is suddenly very abnormal? Coronavirus has introduced huge disruptions to standard operating procedures, and security teams must quickly adapt to cope with them. In this Q&A, we talk to Darktrace director Mariana Pereira about the changing situation, and how business can make sure they’re not caught out.

Carly Page

News editor, IT Pro

Carly Page is an experienced journalist with more than a decade of experience covering the technology industry. Previously editor of UK tech tabloid The INQUIRER, Carly went freelance in 2020 and has written for a number of publications including Computer Shopper, Forbes, IT Pro, the Metro and Tes.

Mariana Pereira

Director of email security products, Darktrace

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.

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