Jan Mickos, who has an extensive career in cybersecurity, has been appointed as Business Area Lead, Managed Services and member of Nixu Corporate Leadership Team, reporting to the Nixu CEO Petri Kairinen. Jan will begin in his position on September 8, 2021.
Before joining Nixu, Jan Mickos worked at the global IT service company CGI for about 20 years, holding multiple leadership positions, the latest as VP Cyber Security, heading Cyber Security Practice at CGI in Finland and the Baltics.
In his new position at Nixu, Jan will lead Nixu’s Managed Services Business Area responsible for delivering and developing Nixu’s technology-based managed cybersecurity services and accountable for partner management. Nixu provides its clients with managed services, for example, detection and mitigation of security breaches, cyber-threat monitoring and detection, vulnerability management, and digital identity management. In 2020, the managed services accounted for about 20% of Nixu’s revenue. Nixu’s strategic objective is to increase this share strongly as part of its goal to be a holistic cybersecurity partner for its enterprise clients.
Photo: Jan Mickos
“We are very pleased to welcome Jan to our international Nixu cybersecurity family. Jan has extensive experience in leading positions in the field of cybersecurity and strong, diverse expertise especially in the managed cybersecurity services. Jan brings valuable expertise to our leadership team as we continue on our growth path. Jan is also a respected people leader, which is important to us in building the best place to work for cybersecurity professionals,” says Petri Kairinen CEO of Nixu Corporation.
”At Nixu, I was fascinated by the opportunity to pursue a career in a company that specializes in cybersecurity and has excellent opportunities to continue to grow as a European cybersecurity partner for companies. It is important for digitalizing companies to detect the data breaches against them and, in particular, react to them correctly. On the other hand, in the future, managed services around digital identity will certainly replace the numerous custom solutions that are currently being developed in various digital services,” says Jan Mickos.
Nixu Corporate Leadership Team as of September 8, 2021:
- Petri Kairinen, Chief Executive Officer
- Björn-Erik Karlsson, Business Area Lead, Expert Services
- Mats Lindgren, Business Area Lead, Market Expansion
- Jan Mickos, Business Area Lead, Managed Services
- Valtteri Peltomäki, Business Area Lead, Client Experience
- Pietari Sarjakivi, Business Area Lead, Labs
- Janne Kärkkäinen, Chief Financial Officer
- Katja Müller, Chief People Office
CEO Petri Kairinen, Nixu Corporation
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Nixu in Brief:
Nixu is a cybersecurity services company on a mission to keep the digital society running. Our passion is to help organizations embrace digitalization securely. Partnering with our clients we provide practical solutions for ensuring business continuity, an easy access to digital services and data protection. We aim to provide the best workplace to our team of about 400 cybersecurity professionals with a hands-on attitude. With Nordic roots we serve enterprise clients worldwide. Nixu shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.