Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney joined Smarttech247’s CEO and founder Ronan Murphy and General Manager Raluca Saceanu as the company announced it’s creating 30 new jobs. Photo: Michael O’Sullivan /OSM PHOTO

30 jobs at Smarttech247

A Cork cyber security firm has announced plans to hire 30 more staff as it continues to expand.

The cybersecurity firm is investing in threat intelligence and continuous research and development (R&D) capabilities to keep pace with the ever-expanding threat landscape.

By 2023 the cybersecurity industry is predicted to grow in value to $170bn due in part to the accelerated adoption of digital technologies and the increased reliance on cloud services.

The firm is investing heavily in R&D in Ireland and international sales offices and is working on new products that will be launched this year. Recruits from this round of hiring will support this plan and help grow its customer base.

30 new positions are being made available across finance, international sales, business analysis, security operations centre (SOC) engineering, marketing and HR.

All of the roles will be based at the company’s Cork offices and Smarttech247 is facilitating remote working according to public health guidelines.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, who officially opened the company’s base in the city in 2018, returned virtually for this announcement.

Minister Coveney said: “In these challenging times it is welcome news to be able to announce new cybersecurity jobs for Ireland.

The Smarttech247 story is a great example of what can be achieved with the combined ambition and talent of an Irish firm.

It’s been inspirational to see their international growth and achievements, thanks to hard work and determination at all levels in the company.”

General Manager at Smarttech247, Raluca Saceanu, thanked the Minister: “It’s a welcome endorsement of our plans for 2021.

“We continue to invest and build capability to enable our clients to have the best security systems, now and into the future. Our focus now is to build on our current service offering and bring expert solutions to market in support of this expansion.”

Smarttech247’s founder and CEO, Ronan Murphy, paid tribute to his staff: “Our team constantly maintains an expert level of knowledge of the complex and evolving threat landscape.

“Our cutting-edge skills and dedication to protecting clients have allowed the company to earn its reputation as a trusted provider and market leader.

“We have exciting plans for 2021 that will allow us to innovate further in the infosec world for our customers and this recruitment drive is the first step. I’m looking forward to welcoming our new team members.”

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