In our employer insights series, Tom Keating, managing director of engineering at Mandiant Ireland, gives us an insight into what it’s like to work for a global giant in the area of security incident response management.
In December 2012, it was announced that US cybersecurity firm Mandiant would open its European Engineering and Security Operations Centre in Dublin to target EMEA markets. The specialist information security company created 100 new jobs for the city in doing so, hoping to tap into the knowledge and experience located in the Irish capital.
Mandiant commanded the world’s attention in February 2013, when it reported on a Chinese government-sponsored cyberespionage campaign, which the company claimed has been in operation since 2006. According to Mandiant’s report, an organisation named APT1 has systematically stolen hundreds of terabytes of data from at least 141 organisations, focusing particularly on industries in English-speaking countries.
This fast-growing company now needs to build a team in Dublin to support operations in the US. Keating tells us about the roles available and what type of people are needed to fill them, while also giving us some inside information on what it’s like to work at the forefront of cybersecurity.
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