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Irish IT support firm BITS is expected to grow its staff numbers after agreeing to partner with digital forensics group CipherTechs.

With companies racing to make sure that their systems are GDPR-ready, IT companies are finding it is a good time to be in this line of business.

One such company is BITS, having recently announced that it is to partner with global digital forensics group CipherTechs to work together on high-level security projects right across Ireland, in preparation for the May 2018 deadline.

Under the EU rules, server managers will be held responsible for any breach of data. If a breach does occur, the company could face significant fines, based on its annual turnover.

BITS is CipherTechs’ first ever Irish teaming partner and the new agreement is expected to see job numbers at the former grow over the coming months, with the expectation of bringing higher-level security staff on board for joint projects.

BITS currently employs 12 staff and it hopes to grow this number to 20 over the next 36 months.

CipherTechs is relatively new to Ireland, having opened its EMEA headquarters in Kilkenny in 2015, with an international headquarters based in New York.

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No of jobs: 8
Job title: I.T.
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