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SkOUT Secure Intelligence to create 30 jobs in Laois

By Sheetal Sukhija, Mississippi State News
11 Jul 2018, 11:58 GMT+10

LAOIS, Ireland - As part of its plans to open a new European headquarters in Portlaoise in Co Laois, U.S.-based cybersecurity firm SkOUT Secure Intelligence has announced the creation of 30 new jobs.

The company, which was founded in 2013 by an Irish entrepreneur Aidan Kehoe announced that recruitment for the new roles will begin immediately.

The company has also revealed that the new roles in Portlaoise will be divided between management, sales and business development, engineering and technical support.

Making the announcement, JP Kehoe, Senior Director of EMEA at SkOUT Secure Intelligence, said the company has ambitious expansion and hiring plans for its business in the EMEA region. 

Kehoe explained, "As our operations run 24/7, we view Ireland as a critical digital hub that allows us to service our clients across the EMEA region. We believe that there are a lot of talented people who are looking to have a great career in cyber security and we are looking to meet people who share our ambition.”

Commenting on the announcement, Mary Buckley, executive director of IDA Ireland said that the country's reputation at the forefront of cyber security is further strengthened by SkOUT's decision.

Buckley added, “Access to highly skilled technical talent, the cluster effect of related businesses and the ease of doing business, were all contributing factors when deciding to locate their cyber business here.”

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