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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. 

Opening this SOC was our first foray into the European market and thanks to the support of Invest NI, we made the decision to invest in Belfast.

When we decided to expand globally, we selected Northern Ireland and specifically, Belfast for its incredibly skilled talent pool, strong academic links, and the accessibility of the city within Europe. 

The city is also quickly becoming an innovation hub for technology companies including a growing cyber security sector, so all the pieces just fit nicely together. We are thrilled to be here in Belfast and since we’ve started operations, we are already seeing the impact the team is having on our business.

Rob Scott
Chief Strategy Officer, SilverSky

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.

Key Facts

  • Headquartered in North Carolina, USA.
  • Locations in the USA, Asia-Pacific and Northern Ireland.
  • Provides a managed service model that makes enterprise-grade cyber security simple, affordable and accessible for companies of all sizes.
  • Protects more than 4,000 customers worldwide. 
  • Key industries include financial services, education, healthcare, retail and public sector.