CYBER SECURITY
RECRUITMENT
IN THE U.S.

You need the right people to outsmart the hackers

The risks and threats that come with the digital revolution are constantly growing in sophistication and volume.

You’ll need professionals who can manage this and who have the skills to mitigate the risks through a mix of the latest technical, procedural and behavioral controls.

We recruit temporary, contract and permanent professionals across a range of cyber security areas, including identity, privileged and access management, governance, risk and compliance, security operations, application/cloud security, incident response, pen testing, DevSecOps, and architecture.
 

Top roles we recruit for:

  • Director, VP & CISO executive search
  • Incident Response (Analyst – Lead)
  • Application Security Engineer
  • Penetration Tester
  • DevSecOps Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Cloud Security Engineer
  • Digital Forensics Engineer

Let us find the cyber security talent you need 

Professionals who combine strong problem-solving skills with experience of the latest technologies, such as cloud and AI, to build automated security systems will be the ones who get hired most quickly. 

That’s why our super-networks and extensive relationships across the tech community are so important. Even in an area as quickly evolving as cyber security, we can always find exceptional people. 

Whether you’ve got a job to register or you just want to talk through your options, leave your details and we’ll get back in touch.

 

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  The level of dedication to our hiring needs, attention to detail, and fantastic communication helped us quickly find the right candidates for the roles we were hiring for. This allowed us to quickly extend an offer and close the requisition in a timely manner.  

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Your cyber security recruitment questions, answered

What qualifications should I look for in cyber security professionals?

Of course, for technical roles a solid understanding of the principles of networking are vital – such as CCNA, for example. For more senior roles, qualifications such as CEH, CISSP, CISM, CRISC and CISA are good indicators of a well-rounded professional.

Aside from a good salary, what can I do to attract these professionals?

Obviously, a competitive salary is vital and your offering should be benchmarked using a tool like the Hays Salary Guide. But aside from this, opportunities to train and upskill are welcome – offering to pay for qualifications – such as CISM and CISSP – and giving time off to take courses.
 
Similarly, giving them time to attend the latest cyber security conferences and expos – such as hackathons or events and meetups in a more niche field, be it fintech, healthtech, risk or offensive events.
 
Other than this, flexible working is almost a prerequisite. Finally, stress that your organization recognizes the strategic input of its cyber security team and doesn’t just see them as a support function.

How can I assess cyber security professionals so I hire the right person?

Don’t focus too much on whether someone has experience in your exact industry, as this will seriously reduce your talent pool – and most cyber experience is highly transferable. Assess for technical competency by checking their qualifications and maybe having a technical assessment in place.
 
However, once you’ve established that they have the right technical skills: ditch that resume and talk to them.
 
Find out if they can communicate well and clearly, ask about problems they’ve had to overcome in the workplace to get a feel for their attitude and aptitude. Also, find out if and how they keep up to date with the latest security developments away from work.