Cork IT security player Smarttech creates 15 new jobs

20 Jan 20151 Share

IT security firm Smarttech is to create 15 new jobs at a new 24 x 7 Security Operation Centre in Cork.

The facility will focus on monitoring, detecting and responding to security threats, as well as enabling computer network defence.

The new jobs will be mainly in technical support roles.

Ireland’s Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection Dara Murphy, TD, welcomed the new jobs.

“The creation of 15 jobs in this expansion is positive news for the technology sector in Cork, and is yet another sign of growing business confidence in the economic recovery,” Murphy said.

IT security is a boardroom issue

Smarttech CEO Ronan Murphy with the Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection Dara Murphy, TD

With the rise in security breaches, cybersecurity is now a boardroom discussion in Irish companies, said Ronan Murphy, CEO of Cork-based Smarttech.ie.

“We have seen a sharp rise in the demand for technical support. Smarttech has invested significantly in best-of-breed technologies and world-class engineering teams and technical  analysts to ensure we deliver the most comprehensive cybersecurity service offerings.

“This expansion is very exciting for us and we are eager to welcome new members to the Smarttech team who are just as passionate about IT as we are,” Murphy said.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service He was recipient of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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