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US cybersecurity firm Palo Alto opens new UK headquarters

Written by Thu 5 Oct 2023

US cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks has opened a new UK headquarters in London. The company plans to create 485 new cybersecurity jobs over the next five years.

Situated at 22 Bishopgate, the new HQ will house sales, customer support, systems engineers, and threat intelligence experts.

“We are thrilled to welcome our customers, partners, and employees to our new headquarters in London, and we look forward to expanding our UK operations, as we invest to safeguard the UK’s digital future,” said Helmu Reisinger, CEO of EMEA and LATAM for Palo Alto Networks.

Resinger also said new technologies are rapidly increasing the threat of cyberattacks, affecting the resilience and trust in the interconnected UK economy. 

“As the UK works towards achieving the government’s ambition of becoming a technology and scientific superpower by 2030, cybersecurity will be critical to its success,” said Reisinger.

Palo Alto intends to educate professionals in cybersecurity as part of the recruitment initiative.

The company has partnered with the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) to help run its CyberFirst Girls Competition to provide cybersecurity training for 12 and 13-year-old girls across the UK.

“As the digitalisation of industries in the UK accelerates, cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated, innovative, and persistent, and we see it as our mission to protect the growth of the UK,” said Gavin Mee, Vice President of Northern and Western Europe at Palo Alto Networks.

Palo Alto Networks entered the UK market in 2009. The company previously operated out of a smaller office close to Blackfriars Bridge.

American Tech Companies Open New UK Offices

Palo Alto is the most recent US firm to establish a new UK presence. Earlier this week, Apple opened a new Cambridge office. Cook indicated that the company intends to hire more AI staff in the UK.

Last month, Californian tech firm Apexon also opened a new UK HQ in Sunderland. This news arrived at a time among  fears that the UK may be experiencing a Techxit.

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Written by Thu 5 Oct 2023

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