Irish security firms were noticeably lacking from the latest Cybersecurity 500, a recently setcyber security, network security up global listing of the “hottest” firms in the cybersecurity sector. So far, only two companies come from Ireland; email and web security vendor SpamTitan Technologies headquartered in Galway and VigiTrust in Dublin.

Launched last October by a Californian Research company. The firm behind the Cybersecurity 500 explains that the intention was to create a list of firms worth watching rather than simply reflecting size and revenue. The list is based on the recommendations of a range of experts including CISOs, VCs, security professionals encountered at global security events and during research. The company explain that none of the companies listed paid anything simply to be included.