DocuSign opens new R&D operation in Dublin to counter cyber threats
Ireland is becoming a global infosec nerve centre in the war against hackers. Image: Kichigin/Shutterstock

DocuSign opens new R&D operation in Dublin to counter cyber threats

14 Nov 201689 Shares

DocuSign has opened a new R&D operation in Dublin to speed up its response to cyber threats. It has not revealed how many jobs will be based at the centre.

DocuSign’s Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence will be pivotal to keeping them at the cutting edge of innovation in the cybersecurity field, the company said.

A critical focus for the centre within the next three years will be undertaking research and development into security orchestration and automation, which will directly inform advancements and innovation for DocuSign’s security tools.

‘Ireland is becoming a leading location for companies, like DocuSign, dedicated to fighting cybercrime and other “next generation” threats’
– MARTIN SHANAHAN

The investment comes more than a year after the company announced 100 new jobs in Dublin.

DocuSign said that the centre will be tapping further into the Irish talent pool, as well as an array of security experts including analysts, developers and researchers from large institutions within both the public and private sector.

“Our customers are committed to undertaking digital transformations which are underpinned by a high level of security and trust,” commented Eoin Hinchy, director of information security at DocuSign.

“This trust can only be built on a weight of cybersecurity intelligence and a culture of constant innovation that ensures their data is safeguarded. With the proliferation of cyberattacks continuing to grow every day, it is essential to stay ahead of these challenges and mitigate any risk. This is exactly what the research and development and the customised security tools from the Centre of Excellence will help us do.”

Ireland: the global infosec nerve centre

The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and IDA Ireland.

“We are very keen to attract a wider range of specialist IT companies, especially in cybersecurity, as we are all very conscious of the crucial importance of being able to deal with cybersecurity threats,” said Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD.

IDA CEO Martin Shanahan said that Ireland is becoming a cybersecurity nerve centre in the cat and mouse game between hackers and infosec experts.

“Ireland is becoming a leading location for companies, like DocuSign, dedicated to fighting cybercrime and other ‘next generation’ threats,” Shanahan 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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