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Cybersecurity player ReliaQuest to create 100 new jobs in Dublin

6 Dec 2018

Security is a vital sector and Dublin is home to a growing cluster of the world’s best.

US cybersecurity player ReliaQuest said it plans to create 100 new jobs at its Leopardstown office in Dublin over the next three years.

The jobs will mainly be within its security operations centre, consisting of security engineers, analysts and content developers.

‘We have a history of focused and rapid growth, and Ireland is a big part of that growth’

ReliaQuest has leveraged a discipline called Security Model Management to help organisations configure consistent security models that evolve over time. By combining existing tools and technologies with ReliaQuest’s proprietary technology, people and process, ReliaQuest transforms organisations into their own security platforms.

It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from security operations centres in Tampa, Las Vegas and Dublin.

Ireland’s cybersecurity cluster

“We chose Dublin for several reasons, including its strong talent, the ease of travel back and forth from our headquarters in the US and around the rest of Europe, and the openness and focus on collaboration fostered by Ireland,” said ReliaQuest CEO Brian Murphy. “All of these things make Dublin a great place to be.”

Under Murphy’s leadership, ReliaQuest has received numerous accolades for its commitment to focused growth while maintaining a positive company culture. In 2018, ReliaQuest was ranked one of Fortune magazine’s Best Workplaces in Technology, selected for Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures list, ranked number 214 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and Murphy was chosen as one of Florida Trend’s Florida 500 Most Influential Business Leaders of 2018.

“We will double in size in all of our locations across the US and in Dublin in 2019, and continue that trend for the foreseeable future. We have a history of focused and rapid growth, and Ireland is a big part of that growth,” said Murphy.

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD, said that ReliaQuest will join a growing cluster of cybersecurity firms already based in Ireland.

“This is an exciting announcement in an increasingly important sector and I wish them every success,” she said.

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan added that Ireland has become a significant base of international technology and security companies thanks to a growing, well-educated and flexible workforce with a rapidly increasing graduate output.

“I am delighted that ReliaQuest chose Ireland to be the location for its international expansion. As a committed member of the EU, overseas companies increasingly look to Ireland as a base from which to serve its customers in the region,” he added.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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