Cybersecurity – A Growth Area

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Breaking news in the world of cybersecurity is fast becoming a daily occurrence and increasingly politically prevalent.

Belfast Telegraph, has highlighted that while data breaches are predicted to worsen, the silver lining is the development of a thriving industry, with 100% employment in the cyber security in Northern Ireland.

“A strong cyber cluster is developing here, driven by QUB’s highly regarded Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT), the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre for secure information technologies. Last year Northern Ireland topped the rankings for US foreign direct investment in cyber, with companies like Rapid 7, Proofpoint, Alert Logic and Whitehat all setting up operations here. Their expertise adds to a growing cadre of local companies that are also making waves, such as Titan IC Systems, Repknight, Cyberlytic, B-Secur and SaltDNA.”

The article supports the importance of continued investment in the industry, with the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) the UK’s National Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) for cyber security, based in Belfast a prime example of valuable investment.

The partnership B-Secur has developed with CSIT through their start-up incubator programme has been hugely significant, as our CEO, Alan Foreman comments:

“We have been able to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the UK, as we develop our pioneering ECG biometric technology that will help answer the threat of increasing cyber based activity. The partnership is also opening the door and exposing B-Secur, and our technology, to some of the world’s largest organisations determined to counter cybercrime and cyber terrorism. We look forward to continue driving this important partnership into 2017 and beyond.”

With the call for applications to the second round of the incubator programme closing yesterday, we look forward to seeing new and promising companies make an impact on the cyber security stage.

Visit Belfast Telegraph online to read the full article ‘Cyber security career has massive potential‘ and visit www.csitlabs.com to find out more about The Centre for Secure Information Technologies.

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