It was announced this week that SkOUT Secure Intelligence will create 30 high-value jobs with the opening of its new EMEA HQ in Portlaoise, Co Laois. The US-based company, which was founded by Irish entrepreneur Aidan Kehoe, is locating its EMEA headquarters in Portlaoise.
SkOUT combines a proprietary blend of cloud-based technologies and data analytics with extensive customer service, to offer easy-to-use and affordable cyber security for businesses. Most importantly, SkOUT focuses on personal communication to make security technology accessible to non-experts.
SkOUT’s current management team consists of executives from Global Fortune 1000 companies such as Nokia, Blackstone, Scholastic, Conde Nast and Citi Group, as well as team members from various US government agencies such as the US Cyber Command, the NSA, the FBI and Airforce Intelligence.
In its initial phase, SkOUT will create 30 high-value jobs at its EMEA HQ as it expands its client base throughout Europe. Staff functions at the new location in Portlaoise will be divided between management, sales and business development, engineering and technical support.
The recruitment process will start immediately and SkOUT is interested in hearing from emerging tech talent at college and university level.
Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said, "I warmly welcome the news that SkOUT Secure Intelligence will set up their EMEA HQ in Portlaoise resulting in the creation of 30 highly skilled jobs. SkOUT Secure Intelligence will join a growing cluster of cyber-security firms already based here. Our workforce has the technical skills available to enable companies like this to grow and embed their operations in Ireland, and I wish them well for the future."