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Darktrace products and services used by the SG: FOI release

Published: 4 Sep 2017
Directorate:
Digital Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/01430
Date received: 23 June 2017
Date responded: 20 July 2017

Information requested

The names of the Darktrace products and services used by the Scottish government;

  1. The dates on which the Scottish government began using those products and services.
  2. The cost of those products and services thus far and the ongoing yearly cost of the Darktrace products and services used by the Scottish government.
  3. The cost of those products and services thus far and the ongoing yearly cost of the Darktrace products and services used by the Scottish government.
  4. The number of cybersecurity breaches prevented by the use of those Darktrace products and services thus far.
  5. The number of successful cybersecurity breaches in the period the Scottish government has used Darktrace's products and services.

Response

The names of the Darktrace products and services used by the Scottish government:

Darktrace

The dates on which the Scottish government began using those products and services:

11th January 2016

The cost of those products and services thus far and the ongoing yearly cost of the Darktrace products and services used by the Scottish government:

£184,800

The number of cybersecurity breaches prevented by the use of those Darktrace products and services thus far:

Darktrace does not in itself prevent breaches. It produces alerts for security analysts to investigate further and is one of a range of methods and tools we use. We do not attempt to make a direct correlation between events and specific software alerts.

The number of successful cybersecurity breaches in the period the Scottish government has used Darktrace's products and services:

One.

About FOI

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
4 Sep 2017
Darktrace products and services used by the SG: FOI release