Cyber Security

6 downloads 428 Views 4MB Size Report
Belfast's dynamic tech networking scene includes OWASP Belfast, the largest Chapter on the island of Ireland. ... IoT se

Cyber Security

Northern Ireland has emerged as a world-leading cyber security hub, with specialist university research, an impressive cluster of international companies, and innovative start-ups delivering solutions globally. Companies in the region deliver expertise on advanced persistent threats to national security, critical infrastructure, networks, capital markets and web applications. Belfast is the leading destination city globally for US FDI cyber security development projects.* Recent investors include Anomali, Black Duck Software, WhiteHat Security, Rapid7, Proofpoint and Alert Logic.

Did you know? • CSIT, the Centre for Secure IT, is the UK’s largest cyber security research centre.

• MailDistiller is Northern Ireland’s oldest dedicated cyber security company, having spunout of British Telecom in 2005. MailDistiller was acquired by Proofpoint in 2013.

• Belfast’s dynamic tech networking scene includes OWASP Belfast, the largest Chapter on the island of Ireland.

• OWASP chose Belfast to host AppSec Europe 2017, its biggest ever annual European conference, attracting 750 delegates.

“We have been very impressed with the technology ecosystem in Northern Ireland, which shares many of the characteristics of Silicon Valley, including access to world-class cyber security research at Queen’s University.” Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint Inc.

CSIT is the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) for cyber security based at Queen’s University Belfast. CSIT’s research groups develop novel technologies for key areas including: device authentication for IoT security, secure ubiquitous networking, security analytics and autonomous sensor security. The centre was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 for its world class research, innovation and economic impact. • Queen’s is a top ten university for research intensity. • CSIT’s expertise has been recognised by GCHQ – the UK Government Communications HQ. • Research priorities are led by members which include BAE Systems, Chemring Group, Tyco, Intel Security, Allstate, Equiniti, IBM, Thales. • The 85-person team includes post doc researchers and industry-experienced engineers. • The centre has an excellent track record of spin-outs. CSIT supports professional skills development through: • PhD in Cyber Security • MSc Cyber Security

IBM Q1 Labs’ advanced analytics capability automatically detects and flags action that deviate from policies and typical behaviour. With over 1,800 customers globally, IBM Q1 Labs’ European HQ is in Belfast.

Anomali provides a Threat Intelligence Platform known as ThreatStream, which helps organisations find and respond to cyber threats - turning threat intelligence into a cyber “no-fly list”, and seamlessly integrating this with internal security and IT systems. Anomali’s Belfast operations will employ 120 people, supporting growth in Europe and North America.

RepKnight provides real-time data discovery and intelligence gathering by capturing data from the widest range of open source, social media, and darkweb traffic, in multiple languages. The software was developed working closely with UK national intelligence analysts. In the commercial sector, RepKnight’s solution helps organisations to quickly identify data leaks, malicious insiders or hacktivists, and gain time-critical competitive intelligence.

• Professional courses • White papers Organisations worldwide use Black Duck products to secure and manage open source software, eliminating problems related to open source security vulnerabilities and open source license compliance.

*FT fDi Markets 2017

For more information visit

Black Duck’s Belfast operations will employ 60 people, supporting growth in the UK and wider European Markets.

The California-based security-asa-service company provides cloudbased solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving & governance, and secure communications to over 3,000 organisations globally including 50% of the Fortune 500. Following its acquisition of Belfast start-up MailDistiller, Proofpoint is adding 90 new jobs to its Belfast R&D and Operations Centre for Proofpoint Essentials, supporting the company’s customer base in EMEA.

The California-based web security specialist is a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, combining technology with the expertise of its world leading Threat Research Centre (TRC) team. WhiteHat Security’s Belfast TRC will employ 80 people including 50 security engineers, supporting growth in Europe and beyond.

Boston-based Rapid7 provides vulnerability management, compliance and penetration testing solutions for web application, network and database security. Its customers include over 37% of the top 1,000 global organisations. The 75-person development centre opened in Belfast in 2014 to design, build, test and release both on-premise software and cloud-based services.