Ciara Mitchell, Head of Cyber / Cluster Manager
Ciara is the Head of Cyber at ScotlandIS and the cluster manager for Scotland’s cyber cluster. Her role involves supporting the development and growth as well as promotion of the cyber security sector in Scotland, bringing the cyber community together across academia, public sector and industry in order to enable collaboration and innovation in this sector in addition to facilitating gaps or challenges to be addressed.
Ciara has extensive experience in the telecommunications and cyber security industry, having worked for BT for 20 years, working predominantly in product management while at BT. After leaving BT in October 2018 she freelanced for a cyber security start-up while completing a MBA at Heriot Watt Business School. She joined ScotlandIS in August 2019 to take her current role of Head of Cyber.