The cybersecurity company invests $5M into its first European R&D center

Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has today announced the opening of its first European research and development (R&D) center, in Dublin, Ireland. The location was selected on account of Dublin’s growing reputation as a major European tech hub, providing access to a highly skilled IT talent pool and a strong network of innovative technology companies.

With an initial investment of close to USD$5 million, Kaspersky Lab plans to create 50 new Dublin-based roles in the next three years.

The new office will focus mainly on developing data analysis and machine learning technologies for the company’s enterprise solutions offering. The team will be responsible for core parts of new Kaspersky Lab solutions, focused on targeted attack detection and investigation.

Kaspersky Lab has appointed Keith Waters as Head of Engineering, to lead the development team in Ireland. Keith graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in Computer Science. He has more than 15 years’ experience building enterprise big data analytics products and delivering solutions to global customers.