Cybersecurity firm Kontex is to create 75 new jobs, the company announced on Monday.
The Dublin-headquartered company, which has a regional office in Tipperary, serves global and local clients with cybersecurity services. The new jobs will be based in both Dublin and Tipperary. More than 30 of the roles are currently open.
The group is recruiting across several cybersecurity domains including information governance, cloud architecture, managed security services, incident response, data analytics and security engineering.
Founded in 2015 by security professional Patrick O’Callaghan, Kontex operates in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands providing cybersecurity services and solutions to Fortune 500 companies, private and public sector organisations.
The company, which currently employs 55 cybersecurity professionals, said it will soon expand its international presence further into a number of strategic locations in the US and Europe.
“Kontex is on track to become one of the leading providers of specialist security services in Europe,” said Mr O’Callaghan, who is also the company’s managing director.
“We aim to expand our team to better meet a growing need to help enterprises solve complex cybersecurity challenges in a rapidly evolving threat landscape.
“We are actively recruiting for a number of roles which will be based in our offices in Dublin and Tipperary as well as hybrid/remote working opportunities to service our clients around the globe.”
Speaking at the announcement, Minister for Business Leo Varadkar said the recent cyberattack on the health service was “a stark reminder of the need to protect our digital information and systems”.
“Businesses and organisations must always be one step ahead,” he said. “Firms like Kontex provide leadership and expertise, helping us protect against cybercrime.
“These 75 new jobs in Dublin and Tipperary are a real boost and will draw upon the experienced pool of talent we have here in Ireland. I am particularly pleased that some of these jobs are in Tipperary Town as the town has really struggled in recent years. This is a sign of hope.”