Cloud security firm CWSI creates 25 new jobs

Irish cloud security company CWSI is to create 25 new jobs and invest €1.2m to support its growth plans.

Headquartered in Sandyford, Dublin, CWSI provides consulting, managed services, professional services and training to many of Ireland and the UK’s most respected organisations across a wide range of sectors. T

CWSI consolidated its UK credentials and capabilities with the acquisition in May 2021 of AVR, a cyber and cloud security services provider, based in Berkshire. CWSI was also recently named a Deloitte Best Managed Company for 2021.

“Our longer-term vision is to become a pan-European leader in modern security through a combination of organic growth and M&A activity”

Most of the new roles are being created within CWSI’s service delivery and technical consulting teams, and include security consultants, delivery and service desk engineers, project and service assurance managers. Product management and marketing are also highlighted for investment.

Tackling the tech skills shortage

The new hires will also include apprentices as CWSI is launching a new UK apprenticeship programme in 2022 to encourage more young people into a career in IT and security. The programme will initially span 14 months with 80pc on-the-job training and 20pc virtual classroom training.

To meet customer demand, CWSI is extending its solution capability in Endpoint Detection and Response through a new partnership with SentinelOne, a leading cybersecurity platform.

“On the back of a successful year for CWSI, we are delighted to announce these new positions and significant investment into our people, platforms and partnerships, which underscores our commitment to providing best-in-class services to our customers,” said CWSI CEO Ronan Murphy.

“We look forward to developing our new partnership with SentinelOne, which recently completed the largest ever cybersecurity IPO on the NYSE, as the demand for endpoint management and protection grows. We are also particularly pleased to announce the launch of our new apprenticeship programme in the UK, as we have seen how the IT skills gap has negatively impacted the industry, and we plan to play our part in encouraging young people to build a career in IT and security in particular.

“CWSI is delighted to have been accepted into MISA, an association that is made up of only the most skilled and experienced Microsoft Security Partners. When you add our specialist expertise in mobile operating systems, it means we are optimally positioned for sustained growth.

“Our longer-term vision is to become a pan-European leader in modern security through a combination of organic growth and M&A activity.”

John Kennedy
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