Belfast Telegraph

Nine jobs created at cybersecurity firm Angoka's new Belfast HQ

Margaret Canning

By Margaret Canning

A cybersecurity company has set up in Belfast creating nine new jobs.

Angoka has established a cybersecurity development centre in Catalyst at Titanic Quarter.

Belfast will be the headquarters for the company, which is a spin-out from a London-based firm.

Angoka specialises in managing cybersecurity for machine to machine communication, which has uses including self-driving vehicles and 'internet of things' devices.

The company has been offered £45,000 of support from economic development agency Invest NI towards the creation of nine new jobs, four of which are in place.

It's now seeking to fill engineering and business analyst posts.

Angoka has already worked with the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen's University.

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Steve Berry, the US-born executive chairman of Angoka Ltd, said: "We are hugely excited to be joining the excellent ecosystem for cybersecurity that has grown in Northern Ireland over the last number of years.

"Our location in Belfast will enable us to make the most of our partnership with CSIT and RISE, the UK Research Institute for Security Hardware and Embedded Systems at Queen's University.

"We are also looking forward to recruiting and working with high-quality engineering and cyber security candidates who have graduated from local universities."

Steve Harper, executive director at Invest NI, said: "Angoka's decision to establish its headquarters in Belfast is testament to Northern Ireland's renowned expertise and talent within the global cybersecurity sector."

Mr Berry has worked in finance, capital and securities markets and later set up venture capital company Waterbridge Capital.

He is also chairman of Clima Investments Ltd and CyNation Ltd.

A notice seeking a junior software engineer for Belfast mentions that the company offers free tea and coffee and is near "public transit". "Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace," it adds.

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