It was announced today that Security Risk Advisors (SRA) will establish a European Headquarters and Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Kilkenny.
As a result of the expansion, 52 jobs will be created over the next five years. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Security Risk Advisors are a Pennsylvania-based cyber security consulting company. Initial hires will focus on support for SRA’s cyber SOC services. This is SRA’s first international office outside of the United States, enabling the company to provide a 24-hour per day, 365 days per year service to monitor clients’ systems for attacks.
In addition, the new European HQ aims to allow SRA to better serve their current European customers as well as target new customers.
Welcoming the announcement, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, John Paul Phelan said, "I am pleased that SRA has chosen Kilkenny as the location for their first international office and EMEA Headquarters. The decision to locate their office here is testament to Kilkenny’s highly skilled workforce, as well as its strong network of nearby educational institutions like Waterford IT and Carlow IT, which provide companies like SRA with the talent they need to succeed and grow. This announcement is a great boost for the City, and I wish SRA every success in Kilkenny."
Managing Director of SRA, Tim Wainwright added, "We are proud to establish an office in Kilkenny. The proximity to top colleges and industry leading companies, in addition to the quality of life in the South East region made the decision to open our first international office in Kilkenny an easy one. Security Risk Advisors looks forward to remarkable success delivering world-class consulting services, contributing high-quality cybersecurity thought leadership, and developing the next generation of security professionals here in Kilkenny."