DarkLight Recognized as Innovative Company of the Year by IT World Awards

Network Products Guide Honors DarkLight with Gold Status in Innovative Company of the Year and Silver in Most Innovative IT Software

Santa Monica, CA – May 24, 2017 -- DarkLight, an A.I. Expert System for Active Cyber Defense and Trusted Information Sharing , announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named DarkLight a Gold winner in the Innovative Company of the Year category, and a Silver winner for Most Innovative IT Software in the 12th Annual 2017 IT World Awards®. These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry.

“It’s an honor to be named a winner by IT World Awards,” said DarkLight CEO and Co-Founder, John Shearer. “Our team has been working diligently alongside partners like the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense team at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab to develop and integrate technology which radically improves cyber defense response times and supports enterprises in their quest to deal with the lack of resources and too few experienced analysts.”

DarkLight is a first of its kind, AI-based expert system which sits on top of existing enterprise security investments and enables sense-making and decision-making for active cyber defense and information sharing. DarkLight’s artificial intelligence takes a completely different approach by applying top down logic (general to specific) and “Sherlock Holmes-style” deductive reasoning. This approach does not require data scientists or mathematicians to create the analytics, it puts the power of self-service analytics in the hands of the analysts and business users to easily create their own prescriptive analytics. DarkLight allows teams to work more efficiently and effectively, ensuring a secure environment for organizations.

An annual achievement and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual IT World Awards recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

About NPG's IT World Awards

As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. The Annual IT World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as CEO World Awards, Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com.

About Champion Technology Company’s DarkLight

DarkLight is a first of its kind, AI-based expert system for active cyber defense and trusted information sharing. It delivers a force-multiplier to address the greatest challenge facing the industry today – the lack of skilled cyber analysts. Created, tested and proven at one of the nation's most advanced research laboratories, the company recently emerged from stealth, bringing its patented technology to the commercial market for use by enterprises of all sizes. DarkLight’s AI vastly improves cyber security operations and automates their most highly-prized resource: the logic and experience of the human analyst. To learn more, please visit www.darklightcyber.com.