Cybersecurity company Integrity360 has invested €8 million in its new Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Dublin that will create up to 50 jobs in the next two years.
The centre, which is based in a secure building in Sandyford, is the largest SOC in Integrity360′s pan-European network, using the latest technology and secure biometrics systems. It replaces Integrity360′s previous SOC in Dublin, and joins similar centres in Sofia, Stockholm and Naples.
The 16,000sq ft facility includes the SOC, seven customer suites and a training and innovation centre. The firm is positioning it as a centre of excellence for Integrity360′s cyber-SOC team, and will contribute to growth in the business in Ireland and further afield. Integrity offers a number of services that monitor and manage customer IT networks around the clock for potential cyber attacks and threats.
The Dublin-founded company has offices in the UK, Bulgaria, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Lithuania and Ukraine and serves about 2,000 customers in Europe.
The 50 jobs are part of a wider recruitment that will see an additional 200 jobs created at the company, and will be mainly roles for cybersecurity consultants, analysts and architects. The company currently employs about 100 people in Ireland and a total of 500 overall.
Chief executive Ian Brown described the latest investment as a significant step in its growth plans as the company enabled customers to deal with the growing threats facing them. Turnover at the group is expected to reach €115 million this year.
“Dublin is a key location for us,” he said. “Integrity has its roots in Dublin, we’ve got a lot of capability here and we just needed to add additional capacity. There’s good availability of talent in Dublin.”
The investment follows a number of acquisitions by Integrity360 in recent years that have seen the company grow its footprint. In 2021, it received a significant investment from London-based August Equity operating in partnership with Mr Brown. This fuelled a round of acquisition that included Caretower in the UK, Netsecure in Sweden, and Advantio, which operates across continental Europe.
The company is also planning to launch its first academy programme, taking on trainees under a dedicated programme to achieve a cyber speciality for pen testing. “We’ll probably replicate that in other countries as well, but the first one is here,” Mr Brown said.