DocuSign announced today the opening of its Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence in Dublin as part of its ongoing commitment to Europe and protecting its customers' data and privacy. The Centre will be committed to conducting research into the latest cyberattacks and trends, while developing tools for the advanced detection of such threats.
The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.
A critical focus for the Centre within the next three years will be undertaking research and development into security orchestration and automation, which will directly inform advancements and innovation for DocuSign's security tools. As a result, the company's customers and employees will benefit from DocuSign's ability to respond even faster to rapidly evolving threats.
Welcoming the new investment by DocuSign, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD said, "This new Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence will be a valued addition to Ireland's existing strengths in the ICT sector. We are very keen to attract a wider range of specialist IT companies, especially in Cybersecurity, as we are all very conscious of the crucial importance of being able to deal with Cybersecurity threats. It is great news that a company of the stature of DocuSign has decided to open this new facility here. We have the IT skills available to enable the company to grow and to embed their operations in Ireland. Their arrival is a great vote of confidence in what Ireland has to offer and I wish the team the very best for their future in Ireland."
"Our customers are committed to undertaking digital transformations which are underpinned by a high level of security and trust," commented Eoin Hinchy, director of Information Security at DocuSign. "This trust can only be built on a weight of cybersecurity intelligence and a culture of constant innovation that ensures their data is safeguarded. With the proliferation of cyberattacks continuing to grow every day, it is essential to stay ahead of these challenges and mitigate any risk. This is exactly what the research and development and the customised security tools from the Centre of Excellence will help us do."
Tapping further into the Irish talent pool as well as an array of security experts including analysts, developers and researchers from large institutions within both the public and private sectors, DocuSign's Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence will be pivotal to keeping DocuSign at the cutting edge of innovation in the cybersecurity field. Beyond further strengthening DocuSign's security offering, the initiative will also strengthen protection for the broader community as a result of bringing together the top minds in cybersecurity to develop tools and share intelligence.
Welcoming today's announcement Martin Shanahan CEO IDA Ireland said, "DocuSign's Cyber Security Centre of Excellence marks another important contribution to Ireland and to the continuous improvement of cyber security practices around the world. Ireland is becoming a leading location for companies, like DocuSign, dedicated to fighting cybercrime and other "next generation" threats. I wish Eoin and his team the continued support of IDA Ireland as it grows over the coming years."
The Centre of Excellence will play a significant role in maintaining and building upon the trust that more than 250,000 companies and more than 100 million users across 188 countries who put their trust in the DocuSign Global Trust Network to complete nearly one million transactions per day.