Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, today announced two senior appointments with Adam Bradley joining as Regional Director UK & Ireland (UK&I) and former NHS Scotland CISO Deryck Mitchelson taking on the role of Field CISO and C-Suite Advisor EMEA.
In his new role as Regional Director Adam Bradley will lead and expand Check Point´s UK&I sales organization in response to the growing demand to protect against cyber threats. Bradley has over 20 years’ experience in the cybersecurity sector including more than a decade in regional business development leadership.
With more than 30 years’ experience and having recently been recognized as one of the UK’s most influential CISOs, Deryck Mitchelson joins Check Point after serving as National Digital and Chief Information Security Officer for NHS Scotland. As Field CISO and C-Suite Advisor EMEA, Mitchelson will focus on building executive level relationships, understanding strategy and challenges, and using the Check Point differential to address cyber risks and gaps, enabling transformation and growth.
Check Point Software has more than 170 employees in UK and Ireland who work with over 300 partners across the region, to protect customers from ever-growing cyber threats; according to Check Point Research, UK companies experienced, on average, 399 cyberattacks per week in 2021, marking a 103% increase from 2020. Globally, there was a 50% increase in cyberattacks.
“It is fantastic to welcome two senior industry players to Check Point Software” said Thorsten Freitag, VP Sales EMEA at Check Point Software. “Our strategic direction is built around companies deserving the best security and both, Adam and Deryck, will use their deep knowledge and expertise to advise entities about the best security strategies required for their digital transformation. Adam will lead the growth of the UK&I team and drive further engagement with customers and channel partners, ensuring that they all get the best out of Check Point.” He continued: “Deryck will play a major part in shaping our security strategies across the whole of the EMEA region. He will support existing and prospective customers with immediate and future security concerns and challenges, leveraging the Check Point portfolio in securing their entire enterprise.”
Check Point Software Technologies was recently recognised as the Best Cyber Security Employer in the Forbes World’s Best Employers 2021 list. Its unified security architecture is supported by real time threat intelligence and addresses the large-scale multi vector Gen V attacks of today.