CSIT announces jobs boost for cyber security industry
The ten positions are being created at Queen's University Belfast
Posted by Julian Owen | May 17, 2018 | Technology
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Ten new research and engineering jobs are being created at Queen’s University Belfast to meet the demands of new contracts and the rapidly growing cyber security industry in Northern Ireland.

The announcement was made as industry leaders, start-ups, SMEs, government policy makers and researchers from around the world gathered at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) for the two-day 8th Annual World Cyber Security Summit.

The Summit focused on security for a future digital society and the growth of new cyber security companies. Some 1,100 people are employed in the cyber security industry in Northern Ireland, with 80 staff currently employed at CSIT.

"We are helping to develop the next generation of industry leaders to address the widespread demand for cyber security professionals and technologies.”

Speaking at the event, Director of CSIT, Dr Godfrey Gaston, commented: “The cyber security industry in Northern Ireland is growing rapidly. We are pleased to be recruiting ten new research and engineering staff, who will make a positive impact across the globe, ensuring that networks are more resilient and less likely to be attacked. It is also a welcome boost for the local economy in Northern Ireland.

“At CSIT, our experts work closely with many high profile partners to shape and direct the research agenda and ensure that there is strong commercial and societal impact. With graduate level jobs to principal engineer, we are helping to develop the next generation of industry leaders to address the widespread demand for cyber security professionals and technologies.”

The latest announcement comes weeks after CSIT was selected by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to partner with Plexal and Deloitte to deliver a £13.5 million cyber innovation centre in London.

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