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Delivering excellent enterprise scale AI solutions that enable organizations to optimize processes, predict future outcomes, and prevent cyberattacks: SparkCognition


The SparkCognition’s mission is to deliver world-class AI solutions that allow you to solve your most critical problems, empowering you to run a more sustainable, safer, and profitable business. SparkCognition’s award-winning AI solutions predict future outcomes, optimize processes, and prevent cyberattacks. The company partners with the world’s industry leaders to analyze, optimize, and learn from data. The company also augments human intelligence, drive profitable growth, and achieve operational excellence. SparkCognition’s patented AI, machine learning, and natural language technologies lead the industry in innovation and accelerate digital transformation. The company’s solutions allow you to solve critical challenges—prevent unexpected downtime, maximize asset performance, optimize prices, and ensure worker safety, all while avoiding zero-day cyberattacks on essential IT and OT infrastructure. With achieving net-zero now a global initiative, SparkCognition leverages AI to help you and your organization increase production, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiency. SparkCognition’s product portfolio enables you to quickly capitalize on your data, providing actionable insights based on real-time analysis, amplifying your return on investment, and redefining best practices. Since its inception SparkCognition has worked toward perfecting AI in order to accelerate market adoption and enhance, advance, and safeguard organizations, fostering a smarter, safer, and more sustainable future.

SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary that leverages proven commercial technologies to meet the needs of the most pressing public-sector problems and national security needs. SkyGrid, a joint venture with Boeing, is powering the next generation of aviation. Built on AI and blockchain, SkyGrid takes a smarter approach to solving airspace management for drones, air taxis, and other unmanned aircraft. HyperWerx is a 50-acre, one-of-a-kind autonomy facility where SparkCognition, SGS, and partners like Boeing and Raytheon, test complex systems, build, design, deploy, and showcase how AI, drones, sensors and other exponential technologies come together to solve important social problems and create large-scale economic opportunities.

The evolving security threatscape demands the smartest possible security

In the face of growing threats from nation state actors and cybercriminals, traditional anti-malware solutions no longer suffice to protect your clients against the full scope of modern threats. Why? Malware continues to evolve in sophisticated ways that anticipate and counteract everyday defensive strategies and solutions. Criminal groups motivated primarily by profit have replaced individual hackers motivated by curiosity or mischief. State-sponsored organizations pursue political agendas attacking key networks and critical infrastructure. For these reasons, business leaders are increasingly pursuing new, more effective ways to secure the complete infrastructure, including operational assets that are often overlooked and unaddressed by security strategies.

The SparkCognitionTM EPP product, powered by cognitive models that become smarter over time, directly addresses such challenges because unlike conventional anti-malware solutions, it doesn’t rely on easily-defeated static signature files or simple heuristics to recognize threats. Instead, SparkCognition EPP uses sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) to detect suspicious changes in DLLs, scripts, executable, and documents and then take policy-driven actions in response. It also covers critical operational infrastructure that can’t be secured in conventional ways without violating the manufacturer’s warranty. The result? In independently-conducted tests going back multiple years, SparkCognition EPP has delivered among the highest recognition rate in the industry against zero-day malware with no available vendor patch or fix. This is why SparkCognition EPP has become increasingly attractive to OEMs, MSSPs, and other players in the security space.

Experience a broad range of compelling benefits

  • Accelerated delivery of AI-powered security. While cases vary, it is possible to create a rebranded implementation of SparkCognition’s AI security and deliver it to your clients and customers within two weeks.
  • Proven security capabilities. While some organizations try to create and deliver in-house AI, they typically find this class of technology to be complex, requiring specialized expertise to develop and optimize. As a result, in-house solutions fail to deliver the intended benefits, while requiring substantial resources in time, energy, money, and engineering talent. These problems simply disappear when partnering with SparkCognition.
  • An instant competitive advantage. Adding SparkCognition’s AI to your solutions and services immediately distinguishes you from competitors who lack AI-powered security capabilities—or whose AI capabilities do not offer industry-leading recognition rates for zero-day attacks, like SparkCognition EPP does.
  • Enhanced security for operational assets. Operational assets such as pumps, turbines, and generators are typically managed by older Windows or Linux systems or ARM-based microcontrollers that might lack the latest updates and patches. Per warranty terms, the security of these assets can only be updated by the original manufacturer. Fortunately, the company’s SparkCognition EPP Industrial product is designed specifically for this context, and is the only offering in the security space of its type.

Meet the leader behind the success of SparkCognition

Amir Husain is the Founder and CEO of SparkCognition. He has been named Austin’s Top Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, listed as an Onalytica Top 100 Artificial Intelligence Influencer, and received the Austin Under 40 Technology and Science Award, among other accolades recognizing his work in artificial intelligence. He serves on the Board of Advisors for The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science and on the NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Husain has been awarded over 30 patents and has several pending applications. His work has been featured in world-leading outlets such as Foreign Policy, Fox Business News, and Proceedings from the U.S. Naval Institute. He is the author of the best-selling book “The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence” and a co-author of the compilation “Hyperwar: Conflict and Competition in the AI Century.”

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