A major milestone for ITUS came last year being crowned Zurich’s Innovation Champion in Ireland for 2020, testament to their work and business success to date.
Given the rapid pace of the cyber-security sector, it’s no surprise that ITUS continues to evolve and pivot its offering to support customers.
‘’When we originally set-up we were primarily focused on professional service organisations and while still an important base, we realised that they cyber impact is reaching further and wider, oddly sole traders appear to be impacted quite a lot by cyber incidents, so this market is an increasingly big focus for us’’ says Clare.
So what next for ITUS, Clare explains that there is still much work to do around education piece for SMEs, to highlight the potential impact that cyber security can have for their business and the knock on effect for customers. ‘’We’re also looking to develop bespoke software for the insurance industry which will pave the way for future business growth and market expansion’’.
The organisation has representatives working in Poland and the US and in the next couple of years they plans to significantly grow their workforce in their Letterkenny Headquarters and beyond, drawing in from local talent in LYIT, Ulster University and North West Regional College in Derry.
Clare has also some words of wisdom for those seeking out a career in cyber security.
‘’Get some work experience as soon as you can to get a feel for the industry and what area you want to focus on. There are some phenomenal courses in LYIT that can then set you on your career path. ITUS and many other employers in the region are benefiting for the talent graduating in the region’’
ITUS have developed a cybersecurity risk management solution for the insurance industry which can be used to determine the likelihood of a cyber incident in a SME. Their software, CYBRISC, is the equivalent of ‘driver telematics’ in the cyber insurance sector. For more watch the following video.