The focal point for the sector is the Centre for Secure Technologies (CSIT) – the UK’s innovation and knowledge centre for cyber security. It is the largest centre of its kind in the UK. Strengths in areas like data analytics and financial services software have led to a number of the global business services brands locating their centres of excellence in Belfast.
Over the past five years there have been 1,200 new cyber security related jobs promoted in Northern Ireland, creating a new industry cluster in Belfast. The cluster includes: Blackduck, Rapid7, Proofpoint, Repknight, Cyberlytic, Analytics Engines, TitanIC, Seven Technologies, AnsecAI, Citi, CME Group, Allstate, Liberty, Proofpoint, Vertical Structures, Whitehat Security, PwC and Deloitte.