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A Career in Cybersecurity

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A Career in Cybersecurity


The Opportunity

Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry internationally, for which there are a number of opportunities and challenges:

  • $248 billion worldwide cybersecurity spending by 2023
  •  Over $600 billion – the global cost of cybercrime in 2017
  • 0% – the unemployment in cyber security and 3.5 million unfilled jobs predicted by 2021
  • Increasing global competition for talent & investment

Why Ireland?

Ireland has become a significant base of international technology and security companies:

  • Top 5 worldwide security software companies
  • Over 40 MNCs with Cyber Security Operations
  • Over 60 Irish Cyber Security Companies & Start-ups
  • Over 6,000 people working in cyber security industry
  • Strong talent pool, highly skilled multi-lingual workforce

Ireland is uniquely placed to benefit from increased global investment, it has an opportunity to position itself as a world class cyber security practices, solutions and investment hub. Cyber Ireland aims to facilitate the cyber security ecosystem to capitalise upon this opportunity.

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