These 9 cybersecurity firms are all recruiting right now
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These 9 cybersecurity firms are all recruiting right now

20 Mar 2018

Cybersecurity has emerged as an incredibly attractive field due to the rapid pace at which the discipline evolves. If you’d like a career in cybersecurity, these nine companies have roles up for grabs.

Deloitte once characterised Ireland as “well placed to benefit from increased global investment” in the burgeoning cybersecurity industry, ranking it alongside “cyber strongholds” such as Israel, Canada, Australia and India.

“There is, and continues to be, a surge in requirements for enhanced cybersecurity,” the Insights report concluded.

Since that point, a number of the leading cybersecurity firms in the world have decided to call Ireland their home.

A few key locations in Ireland have emerged as cybersecurity centres of excellence, one being Cork, with a raft of infosec firms settling in the ‘rebel county’.

Queen’s University Belfast also revealed plans to host a £5m centre that will investigate how to improve hardware security for IoT, a wonderful addition to a city that already hosts some of the most exciting cybersecurity players around.

Letterkenny also got good news recently when it was announced that a new cybersecurity centre of excellence would be established there by Cyber Risk Aware.

Evidently, Ireland is fertile ground for the cybersecurity industry to develop and grow, and already is home to some of the most distinguished companies from around the globe. We’ve compiled this list of nine of the top companies hiring in infosec right now.


Symantec is a global cybersecurity firm founded in 1982 and headquartered in Mountain View, California. It employs more than 11,000 employees in more than 35 countries.

One of the company’s most well-known offerings is anti-malware software Norton AntiVirus, which Symantec developed and has distributed since 1991 as part of the Norton suite of computer security products.

Symantec has positions in sales, engineering, finance and analysis available at its Dublin office, as well as roles for engineers in London and an onboarding specialist in Reading, both in the UK.

Keeper Security

Keeper Security specialises in password management solutions for both mobile and computers. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Keeper Security recently announced that it is to open its first EMEA office in Cork, and with it create 50 new roles.

The company has positions available in sales, back-end DevOps, Android app development and marketing.

Ward Solutions

Ward Solutions is, according to its website, “Ireland’s largest information security provider”. The company provides a wide range of security services to primarily blue-chip clients.

It announced last year that it was going to invest in a new consultancy business focused on helping companies become GDPR-ready.

Ward Solutions has numerous vacancies in engineering and consultancy.


IBM is a huge tech multinational originally from the US with a presence in more than 170 countries worldwide.

The company originally was named Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and started out as a holding company for manufacturers of record-keeping and measuring systems. It expanded its offering and subsequently changed its name to IBM (which rolls off the tongue a little better).

IBM has a variety of cybersecurity roles available for both entry-level and experienced candidates.


Proofpoint is an enterprise security company based in Sunnyvale, California. It provides software-as-a-service and products for inbound email security, outbound data loss protection, social media, digital risk, email encryption and a host of other services.

The company boasts an incredible client roster, counting 14 of the top 15 research universities, five of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies and more than half of the Fortune 100 among its customers.

Proofpoint is seeking applicants for a number of roles.


Tenable was founded in 2002 and now employs more than 900 people around the world. It has a staggering 24,000 customers, and services around 50pc of the Fortune 500.

It has the distinction of producing the world’s most widely deployed IT vulnerability assessment solution, Nessus.

The company founded its Dublin HQ in April 2017, announcing 100 new jobs for the capital.

Tenable has various open positions in IT services, research and development, and technical support, among others.


Anomali is a threat intelligence platform that offers solutions to businesses of all sizes in the areas of threat sharing, active threat detection and threat intelligence management.

Its platform delivers early detection and identification of adversaries in clients’ organisation networks by correlating threat indicators against real-time network logs as well as a year or more of forensic log data. It also enables detection at every point along the kill chain with the aim of mitigating threats before material damage.

Anomali is seeking applicants for roles in engineering, IT and strategy.


California-headquartered cybersecurity firm AlienVault develops commercial and open source solutions to manage cyberattacks, including the Open Threat Exchange, the world’s largest crowdsourced computer security platform.

Last year, the company announced 50 new positions in Cork after moving into a new office with a larger capacity.

AlienVault has a number of roles available in product management, professional services and engineering, among others.


Web and email security player FireEye provides automated threat forensics and malware protection against advanced cyber threats such as spear phishing.

FireEye has been called in to investigate high-profile breaches for the likes of Target, JPMorgan Chase, Sony Pictures and Anthem, among others.

The company has positions available in endpoint, deployment, customer support, engineering and cloud engineering, to name a few.

Eva Short
By Eva Short

Eva Short was a journalist at Silicon Republic, specialising in the areas of tech, data privacy, business, cybersecurity, AI, automation and future of work, among others.

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