Ciara is the cluster manager for Scotland’s cyber cluster. Her role involves supporting the development, growth and 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 sitson the Skills Development Scotland Cyber skills working group and the UK5G Security working group. 

Ciara has extensive experience in the telecommunications and cyber security industry, having worked for BT for 20 years before freelancing for a cyber security start-up while completing a MBA at Heriot Watt  Business School. She worked in a number of different roles while at BT ending up as Head of Global Product Management within BT’s Cyber Security Division. She joined ScotlandIS in August 2019 to take her current role of cyber cluster manager.