Ciara Mitchell has been appointed head of cyber at ScotlandIS, Scotland’s digital technologies industry trade body, in line with the Scottish Government’s cyber security strategy to fully exploit the economic growth opportunities in cyber.
Mitchell will be responsible for the growth and development of the cyber-security cluster at ScotlandIS, highlighting capabilities, connecting people and identifying opportunities, working alongside academia and the public sector. She joins ScotlandIS from BT Security, where she led a team of product managers within BT’s cyber-security division and successfully implemented strategies for several global cyber security products. In a press statement Mitchell said:"The formation of the Cyber Cluster will be invaluable for our members and the wider community, in turn fuelling Scotland’s international position in data, cyber-security goods and services."
Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS, added: "Almost a third of ScotlandIS members (29 percent) surveyed in our recent Scottish Technology Industry Survey identified cyber security as being the greatest opportunity for their business over the next 18 months. The dedicated cluster, which is part of our wider cluster development strategy, will reinforce our position within the sector and nurture economic growth, enabling our members and Scottish businesses to collaborate and develop new innovative services and products.
We’ve worked closely with Scottish Enterprise, who are supporting our cluster strategy, enabling us to strengthen the services we provide"
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