Published on February 16th, 2021 📆 | 6171 Views ⚑0
Smarttech247 to hire 30 staff at its Cork base
The security company will hire for positions across engineering, finance, sales, business analysis, marketing and HR.
With the cybersecurity industry expected to grow in value to $248bn by 2023, Smarttech247 has announced plans to grow its team in Cork.
The managed security company is investing heavily in in R&D in Ireland and international sales offices and is working on new products for launch this year.
It plans to hire 30 more staff, with roles now available across SOC engineering, finance, sales, business analysis, marketing and HR. While the new roles will be based at its Cork office, the company is facilitating remote working in line with public guidelines.
Founded by Ronan Murphy in 2008, Smarttech247 combines threat intelligence with managed detection and response to provide insights, threat detection, investigation, and response to its customers.
Last year the company launched two programmes aimed at expanding and diversifying the talent pool within the infosec industry.
A specialist six-week course for women in cybersecurity was announced in August 2020 and a year-long placement opportunity for graduates.
Speaking to Siliconrepublic.com earlier this year, Smarttech247’s general manager, Raluca Saceanu said the cybersecurity industry has “an image problem” when it comes to its lack of diversity.
“Men outnumber women in cybersecurity, which means that the industry has a wide pool of untapped talent as we face an increasingly sophisticated level of threat from our adversaries,” she said.
“I think this is slowly changing and more companies as well as universities are tackling the issue.”
Announcing the new jobs, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney, TD, said the Smarttech247 story is “a great example” of what combined ambition and talent can achieve.
“It’s been inspirational to see their international growth and achievements, thanks to hard work and determination at all levels in the company.”
Murphy praised his team for constantly maintaining an expert level of knowledge of the complex and evolving threat landscape.
“Our cutting-edge skills and dedication to protecting clients have allowed the company to earn its reputation as a trusted provider and market leader,” he said.
“We have exciting plans for 2021 that will allow us to innovate further in the infosec world for our customers and this recruitment drive is the first step.”
Those interested in working at Smarttech247 can find out more about the available roles here.
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