Identity and data protection specialists will safeguard Irish businesses from emerging cyber-threats
CyberScout™, a leader in identity theft and data risk management services, today (Monday) announced its intention to hire an additional 60 new staff during the next five years. The company has selected Ireland for its base of European operations as it looks to extend into this new market.
Making the announcement in Galway this morning with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, CyberScout COO, Sean Daly, outlined the company’s growth trajectory which will require this significant expansion and investment in staff during the next five years.
The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. CyberScout will look to capitalise on the emerging market requirement for identity management and data breach support programmes. With more than half of Irish businesses suffering a data breach last year according to the latest ICS National Data Protection Survey, there is a growing need for CyberScout’s wide range of preventative and resolution products.
Welcoming the announcement, Minister Bruton, who is in Galway today to host the Western Regional Jobs Forum as part of the Government’s plans to accelerate jobs growth in every area of the country, said: “At the heart of our jobs plan is supporting jobs growth in every region of the country. Today’s announcement that CyberScout, a fast-growing identity and data protection company operating at the cutting edge of its sector, is locating a major investment in Galway is a great boost for the West of Ireland, and I wish Sean and his team every success”.
Sean Daly, CyberScout COO commented, “the decision to locate in Galway was made very easy by the great level of support we have received from the IDA and Minister Bruton’s department. Galway has a dynamic business culture that will enable us to launch CyberScout into the European market and scale upwards during the next five years. As leaders in the world of data protection and identity management, the Irish environment is an ideal fit to recruit excellent talent with the expertise we will need moving forward.”
Welcoming the announcement Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said: “CyberScout is joining a growing base of cyber security companies already located in Ireland. A job announcement in Galway is likely to have a beneficial effect for the whole of the western region. The company’s Galway office will have responsibility for delivering CyberScout’s business services in the European market.”
CyberScout™ is the leading provider of services that help businesses and their customers defend against data breaches and identity theft. CyberScout’s unique approach—delivering proactive protection, preventive education, and swift resolution—offers unrivalled support for more than 660 client partners and 17.5 million households. With its wholly owned subsidiary, CyberScout Consulting™, CyberScout delivers information security and data privacy expertise to help businesses avert and respond to data loss. Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., the company has several locations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Ireland to serve partners in Europe.