5 of the top 10 worldwide security software companies are located in Ireland
The Interconnected Cyber Security Landscape in Ireland comprises Cyber Security Supported Agencies, Government, Academia, Industry, Research and State Agencies including IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and SFI.
- Established to support cross sectoral R&D in the Cyber Security domain
- Leveraging major CSI (cyber skills initiative) undertaken by Irish State
- Provides industry with a platform to network and connect
- Represents the cyber industry for government liaison
- Maximises ability to leverage European funding using a formalised cluster
- Hosted by Cork Institute of Technology, with dedicated Cluster Manager
Irish IT specialists are best educated in EU; 82% have third level qualifications (EU average is 62%)
- 5,000 additional people trained in cyber security skills
- Helping 4,000 companies to address the cyber security skills gap
- Industry-driven modules in Network security, Cloud security, Application security, BCM, Penetration testing and Malware
- Cyber security Bachelors and Masters Degrees
- 4 undergraduate degree courses in cyber security
- 16 postgraduate degree courses with modules in cyber security
- 8 postgraduate degree courses in cyber security
Find out more about the Cyber Security Ecosystem in Ireland
With support from IDA, Ireland has emerged as a leading global destination for some of the world’s top Cyber Security companies that want to build strategic international activities here, such as core product development, international headquarters and administration, or EMEA sales and marketing.
As Brexit approaches, uncertainty continues to surround the potential exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. While there are far reaching implications, taxes and trading systems are just two considerations that will impact American chip and system engineers and their employers. The situation is complex and becomes more challenging as each day passes. Strong trade bonds tie Europe and the US - data from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative shows that the EU/US bilateral trade flow is the biggest in the world, far bigger than that between the US and China. In 2018, the U.S. imported $683.9 billion of EU goods compared with $557.9 imported from China. U.S. exports reached $574.5 billion to Europe while only $179.2 billion was imported to China. Trade with the UK is significant, the U.S. accounted for 19% of U.K. exports and 11% of imports.
Today marks the official launch of the Irish Cyber Security Cluster, Cyber Ireland, which took place at Cork County Hall and was officiated by Minister David Stanton. The Cyber Security cluster organisation, which is backed by IDA Ireland, brings together industry, academia and government to represent the needs of the sector and aims to enhance the innovation, growth and competitiveness of the companies and organisations in this nationwide cluster.
An initiative to establish a national cyber security cluster in Ireland has been announced today. Facilitated by Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), the national cluster will be called Cyber Ireland and is supported by IDA Ireland.
ReliaQuest, today announced the grand opening of their 1st office location outside of the United States in Leopardstown, Dublin. Founded in 2007, ReliaQuest today employs over 300 staff across its 3 office locations in Tampa, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Dublin, Ireland. ReliaQuest plans to create 100 new jobs in their Dublin office over the next 3 years. These jobs will mainly be within their Security Operations Centre, consisting of security engineers, analysts and content developers.
SkOUT Secure Intelligence, a leading provider of cyber-security technology and solutions to businesses, organisations and SMEs, is creating 30 high-value jobs with the opening of its new EMEA HQ in Portlaoise, Co Laois. The US-based company, which was founded by Irish entrepreneur Aidan Kehoe, is locating its EMEA headquarters in Portlaoise.
McAfee has its Centre of Excellence for Enterprise Security Solutions in Ireland McAfee has its Centre of Excellence for Enterprise Security Solutions in Ireland
Trend Micro has over 16 functions at the company’s EMEA HQ in Ireland Trend Micro has over 16 functions at the company’s EMEA HQ in Ireland
eSentire has a European HQ and Security Operations Centre in Ireland eSentire has a European HQ and Security Operations Centre in Ireland
Forcepoint opened its Cloud Security Centre of Excellence in 2018 Forcepoint opened its Cloud Security Centre of Excellence in 2018
HPE has a Global Cyber Defence Centre in Galway
MasterCard Ireland Labs teams constantly innovate to create the next generation payments, which will define and defend the future of payments around the world
You'll find us responsive to your needs, proactive, professional and willing to go the extra mile.
We have 28 Offices worldwide helping support companies expand their operations in Ireland.