Before joining Check Point, Mitchelson was National Digital and Chief Information Security Officer for NHS Scotland. He has more than 30 years’ experience and has been recognised as one of the UK’s most influential CISOs. Mitchelson will join leaders and influencers from across the private, public and third sectors and the cyber security industry to provide strategic advice to support Scottish Ministers and the Scottish Government, helping ensure that Scotland is a digitally secure and resilient nation.
Mitchelson said: “The most important aspect of my job is collaboration and communication. I spend significant time with customers and partners, understanding their plans and strategies and supporting them with maturing their cyber posture, whether that is through the Check Point portfolio, basic hygiene or other third-party solutions. Cyberattacks are now at an all-time high and I have always been a big believer that this kind of collaboration is the only way forward if we want to stop cybercrime. It’s crucial in our industry that we can learn from each other, sharing insights, expertise and experience. I am delighted to have been appointed to Scotland’s National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board and hope to not only bring my experience to the role but also learn from others too.”
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