The demand for Security has been constantly increasing over the past year, especially since the HSE ransomware attack. Nowadays, offensive security or red-team experience is a highly valuable attribute for most security engineers as organisations seek to secure their networks or applications.

The demand for penetration testing knowledge has also seen a high demand, whether it be for web applications or networks. Most of the demand for Security contractors comes from large organisations seeking engineers or architects with over 8 years of experience in areas like application or cloud security.

More organisations are acknowledging the need for Security engineers and are actively hiring in the Dublin space.

Information Security, Governance and Risk have all grown in the past year, with many organisations focusing on ISO27001 and NIST compliance.


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