US cybersecurity company Cylance is opening a new office on the South Mall in Cork with plans to create 150 jobs over the next three years
Headquartered in California, Cylance uses artificial intelligence to prevent, rather than just detect advanced viruses and malware that threaten computers and networks.
The South Mall office will support Cylance’s European, Middle East and Asian customers. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
The company is already recruiting for staff in Cork with opening for sales and customer support roles with a view toward adding malware analysis and software development roles in the future.
“Cork has become an international cybersecurity and technology center, and we are proud to be a part of that,” said Stuart McClure, president and CEO at Cylance. “Our mission has always been to protect everyone under the sun, and tapping the rich technology pool in Ireland will help us greatly in this effort. The IDA Ireland has been extremely welcoming and we greatly appreciate their expert assistance.”
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said Cork already has a strong footprint of IT companies in Cork city and are keen to expand further by attracting a wider range of specialist companies.