SilverSky’s Belfast Team helps the company meet global demand for straightforward, accessible and affordable cyber security solutions.
Modern companies face common barriers to cyber security effectiveness – sophisticated threats, a growing security skills gap and the accelerating costs and complexity of choosing, deploying and managing multiple security point solutions in-house. SilverSky addresses these challenges with a managed service model that makes enterprise-grade cyber security simple, affordable and accessible for companies of all sizes.
In January 2022, SilverSky announced it had acquired Cygilant, a leading cybersecurity-as-a-service provider. The addition of Cygilant's UK-based delivery centre in Northern Ireland complemented SilverSky’s footprint in Asia and North America, while expanding SilverSky's access to European markets.
The company’s first European Security Operations Centre (SOC) was established in Northern Ireland in May 2020. After considering a number of locations, the company selected Belfast as its European hub, opening its doors with 25 employees during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Invest NI worked with the company to help secure the investment for Northern Ireland. It facilitated multiple visits by the company to meet with a range of stakeholders, including existing investors, the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) and universities. Invest NI also helped the company secure its new property and has offered £455,000 of support for the creation of the new jobs.
SilverSky’s Belfast SOC supports over 200 customers, with a specific focus on clients in the finance, education and healthcare sectors. The Belfast team monitors customer networks for potential breaches and threats, and then works with each client’s internal IT team to repair any issues before they become problems.