An American cybersecurity company is to create 65 new jobs in Belfast. Cygilant, is one of Northern Ireland’s first dedicated Cybersecurity-as-a-Service providers. Its new Global Security Operation Centre (SOC) in Belfast will provide security monitoring services to approximately 200 customers through a combination of automated tools and personalised advice.
Making the announcement Minister for the Economy, Diane Dodds said: “Cygilant provides a cloud-based security monitoring service for mid-sized enterprises, essentially becoming their ‘eyes and ears’ for cybersecurity monitoring and compliance.
“This is an important endorsement of Northern Ireland’s growing reputation for excellence in cybersecurity.
“The company’s new SOC will house an information security team responsible for monitoring, analysing and responding to cybersecurity incidents on customers’ behalf. The new team will include SOC engineers and Cybersecurity Advisors (CSA) at different levels of experience, with salaries that are competitive in the market.”
The team of dedicated CSAs will work directly with customers as an extension of their team, using the latest threat hunting, detection, patch management and incident response technologies to quickly identify and respond to threats.
Cygilant CEO Rob Scott said: “Opening this SOC is our first foray into the European market and thanks to the support of Invest NI, we made the decision to invest here in Belfast.
“When we decided to expand globally, we selected Northern Ireland and, specifically, Belfast for its incredibly skilled talent pool, strong academic links, and the accessibility of the city within Europe and to our home in Boston. The city is also quickly becoming an innovation hub for technology companies including a growing cybersecurity sector, so all the pieces just fit nicely together. We are thrilled to be here in Belfast and in the short time since we’ve started operations, we are already seeing the impact the team is having on our business.”
All Cygilant Northern Ireland employees are currently working remotely from home. Any new employees recruited during the current situation will be on-boarded remotely and will work from home.
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