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Northern Ireland generating cyber security knowledge and jobs

May 09, 2019 / Warwick Ashford

Northern Ireland is establishing itself as an international hub of cyber security research and innovation, providing growing employment opportunities The cyber security industry in Northern Ireland provides employment for nearly 1,700 people and is on course to generate more than £70m in salaries each year, according to Máire O’Neill, professor at Queen’s University Belfast. “With the unrelenting pace of digital adoption, the role of cyber security has never been more significant. Its importance to our lives and livelihoods is increasing exponentially and those with the skillsets to contribute to this vital societal need will always have a place in the new economy,” she told the 9th World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit in Belfast. The summit is hosted by the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), which is the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre in cyber security and based at Queen’s University Belfast’s Inst...