British AI-powered cybersecurity platform Senseon has landed $6.4 million in a funding round led by MMC Ventures and Mark Weatherford, former Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, with participation from Amadeus Capital Partners, Crane Venture Partners, and CyLon.
The basis of Senseon's platform is an “AI triangulation” system brought to life by its founder, David Atkinson, who was the first ever cyber operative within the UK’s specialist military units. The system is supposedly able to learn and adapt to organisations' network environments and tell genuine cybersecurity threats from noise.
“Cyber-attacks are one of the greatest concerns for the modern business,” Atkinson said. “Organisations’ networks are becoming increasingly complex and accelerated tech adoption creates additional noise for attackers to hide within. Meanwhile, attacker innovation is growing, and their techniques evade current cyber defence tools, which are unable to differentiate between genuinely malicious threats and merely new or unusual activity.”