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Directory of Cybersecurity Search Firms and Recruiters

Who’s who when it comes to placing cyber talent

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Northport, N.Y. – Dec. 3, 2019

The cybersecurity talent crunch is predicted to create 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021, up from one million openings in 2014.

“With the high growth rate in Cybersecurity, 2020 will continue to demand a lot from leaders in order to keep up with the competition for top talent,” says Michael Mosunic, CEO of Wolf Hill Group, a national recruitment firm that specializes in cybersecurity.  

“The most competitive cybersecurity companies are committed to recruiting the best talent by focusing on workplace culture, diversity, opportunities for career growth and candidate qualifications that align with the business mission and values,” adds Mosunic, a nationally vetted member of Infragard, a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector.

With that in mind, the editors at Cybercrime Magazine have compiled our annual directory of cybersecurity search firms and recruiters. The list contains outfits that focus exclusively or primarily on filling cyber positions.

The List

3P&T. Seattle, Wash. Security is a very diverse field, with great specialization in every niche and every company. Services, products, coding, hacking, software, managing, all these and more can be found with varying levels of expertise! The search to find these individuals can be daunting, but its a task we are fit to fulfill.

Access Talent Today. Nashville, Tenn. Access Talent Today is a global cybersecurity talent provider for cybersecurity, IT and aerospace engineering. Available cybersecurity solutions include risk assessments, training, and virtual CISO engagement via partners located throughout the continental U.S.

Adeptis, Hove, UK. Adeptis is a specialist international cybersecurity search firm that uses next-generation sourcing methods to find talent that Human Resources (HR), in-house talent acquisition teams and generalist recruiters int the IT industry are unable to source.

Acumin. London, UK. Established in 1998, Acumin has grown with the cybersecurity industry. Over nearly two decades, we have become the first choice cybersecurity specific recruitment consultancy for some of the world’s leading brands. We provide the expertise to protect your most valuable assets.

Alta Associates. Flemington, N.J. Alta Associates is a leading executive search firm specializing in information security, IT risk management, governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC), and privacy. Alta performs retained searches for the most senior-level executive roles in the industry and builds the teams that support them.

Ambassador Solutions. Indianapolis, Ind. The primary service offerings of Ambassador Solutions include IT Exec Search, CISOnation (USSP), Recruiting and Staffing, Projects, and Onshore Indy.

Argenta Talent Acquisition. Pagosa Springs, Colo. Argenta Talent Acquisition works with a variety of organizations to fill security roles from foundation to sales. Heavily focused on team fit and flexible options, their specialties include CISO, director of cybersecurity, sales & solutions engineers, security consultants, cybersecurity architects and analysts, and cybersecurity account executives. 

Barclay Simpson. London, UK. Barclay Simpson undertakes recruitment and retained search assignments for internal audit, compliance, legal, risk, cybersecurity, corporate security and resilience, and treasury professionals. Its international coverage includes the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America.

Benchmark Executive Search. Reston, Va. Benchmark is a boutique executive search firm whose mission is to help keep America safe. Top public, government contracting, VC & PE-backed firms use Benchmark to find elite Board, CXO and VP talent in Cybersecurity, National Security, Corporate Security, Disruptive Technologies.

Blackmere Consulting. San Francisco, Calif. Blackmere Consulting provides headhunting and executive recruitment for the technical and cybersecurity industry. Solutions include direct-hire, consultants, contractors, and contract-to-hire employees.

Caliber Security Partners. Everett, Wash. Caliber Security Partners specializes in recruiting and staff augmentation (short-term, long-term and contract to hire) for all information security roles including management and executive positions as well as security consulting including mobile and web application security testing, network penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, scanning, secure code reviews, policy and procedure development, social engineering and other “difficult to label” projects.

CISO Recruiter. Miami Beach, Fla. CISO Recruiter is a retained, permanent placement executive search firm focused on placing IT security leadership positions. Specialties include CISOs, vice presidents of security, deputy CISOs, security directors and managers, analysts, specialists, and penetration testers.

Cyber 360, Inc. Walpole, Mass. Cyber 360 Inc. is the leading cybersecurity contract and fulltime staffing firm in the U.S. They work with cybersecurity leaders, and their teams, struggling to hire skilled cybersecurity professionals to secure their systems and reduce data and privacy risk.

Cyber Exec. Houston, Texas. Cybersecurity executive search firm dedicated to global talent acquisition in Defense, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Finance, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy, and the Life Sciences. We cultivate a national and global private network of C-Level executives with excellent technical and managerial career trajectories.

Cyber Security Recruiters. Elk River, Minn. Cyber Security Recruiters is a niche recruiting firm who finds impact players for our clients in the Information Security Space. Started in 2009 to help organizations locate the specialized talent needed to better secure businesses from the new threat of nation state and private attacks against the enterprise, we have quickly grown to support multiple Fortune 500 organizations as well as small to medium sized businesses.

— First Arrow Executive Search. Washington, D.C. First Arrow Executive Search is a retained search firm focused on identifying, vetting and landing key Executive, leadership and SME talent within the Federal Sector and commercial Cyber Security Space.

HireVergence. Tampa, Fla. HireVergence combines more than 20+ years of experience in information security with access to a vast network of industry experts. We bring a proven methodology to support and augment your existing security program and protect your organization.

— InfoSec People. Cheltenham, UK. Launched in 2008 by Owner and Managing Director Chris Dunning-Walton, InfoSec People is a UK leading Cyber Security and Technology recruitment business. Chris wanted to build an exciting business around the very simple tenet of great people for great companies, a sharp change away from the pure sales-based approach typically adopted within the recruitment industry.

Ingenio. London, UK. Ingenio operates a focused cybersecurity practice and it exists to source exceptional talent for both medium and enterprise-sized companies in a wide variety of industries. Based in the UK and Ireland, Ingenio attracts, recommends and places experienced professionals in our client’s businesses.

Intellenet Executive Search. Santa Cruz, Calif. Intellenet specializes in Technology and Infosecurity Sales & Marketing. Our firm specializes in building out IT and Security firms with a vision of a successful exit strategy.

Intercast Staffing. Toronto, Canada. Intercast staffing began in 2009 with one goal in mind: to provide niched recruiting that would match the level of specialization inherent in the technology and clients we service. What began as a cisco based recruiting practice has now evolved, one technology at a time, to include a data center and network security focus.

ISE Talent. Atlanta, Ga. ISE® Talent is an executive search and talent management firm dedicated exclusively to Information Security Executives. A 100% woman-owned business, ISE® Talent is a division of T.E.N., the leading national technology and security executive networking firm that facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solution providers.

KnownFour. London, UK. We, the founders of KnownFour, each have over 20 years’ of experience of running multi-national recruitment companies around the world. KnownFour Information Security works closely with industry experts to stay ahead of the curve, specialising in the Cyber Security sector.

LenznerGroup. New York City. N.Y. LenznerGroup Ltd. is a premier leader in executive search services, dedicated to Global Security, Technology Risk Management, Cyber Defense, and Digital Transformation arenas. Established in 1997, our firm is recognized for its success in advising and connecting a prestigious clientele, with leading talent from Global 500, Fortune 1000, Big 4, professional services, government, R&D, venture capital and high growth markets.

McIntyre Associates. Farmington, Conn. McIntyre Associates is an executive search boutique specializing at the intersection of Cybersecurity, Enterprise SaaS & Mobility. Clients range from Venture Capital and Private Equity funded startups, to Fortune 500 companies spinning off divisions for liquidity events, to the military–industrial complex as DOD contractors seek to monetize defense Intellectual Property.

— Redbud. Chicago, Ill. Our experience in the Information Security space, as pioneers in the craft and as a leading niche placement agency, give us a unique advantage that most don’t have: We recognize the right fit because we’ve lived both sides of the equation.

— Scope Group, Inc. Arlington, Va. As a recruiting startup focused solely on cybersecurity, we work with innovative and highly reputable companies in the information security industry. Our team regularly engages an expansive network of cybersecurity professionals, serving as their trusted career advisors. We are proud to partner with the nation’s premier cyber services companies in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

— Secure Recruiting International. Tampa, Fla. Secure Recruiting International (SRI) was founded in 1996. Since then, SRI has become an industry leader in Security , Networking, Wireless and Storage recruitment.

Secure Source. Exeter, UK. With over a decade of working within the Cyber Security and Security Cleared arena, Secure Source is uniquely placed to offer information on market conditions and trends at a high level. Secure Source can identify candidates that have not instigated a search or are ‘off the radar’ to all other companies. Oviedo, Fla. Information Security Recruitment… It’s what we do every day! is an Executive Search Firm specializing in the recruitment and placement of Information Security and Risk Management talent with clients throughout the USA. Woodland Park, Colo. specializes in direct security recruiting for Global Information Security, Cyber Security, Corporate Security, High-Level Physical Security, Converged Security, Risk Management, IT Audit, Global Privacy and Global Compliance talent.

SI Placement. Washington, D.C. SI Placement is a niche executive search firm. We have completed searches for private sector clients across the U.S. and around the world. We deliver highly qualified and diverse candidates, the best of the best. These include security leaders who respond to challenging issues and direct programs in complex environments.

Tiro Security. Los Angeles, Calif. Tiro Security is the only company on the West Coast providing both information security recruitment and professional security services, made possible with in-house technical knowledge. Our recruiting team joins our tech staff at security networking events like OWASP, Cloud Security Alliance, ISSA, Security BSides and other meetups and conferences. By integrating with the very tight knit local security community, we are able to gain access to and source candidates for our clients that no other agency can.

Via Resource. Maidenhead, UK. With the exponential increase in importance of information security for organisations in the new threat landscape and data security standards and legislation becoming a part of everyday business, Via resource has become the single port of call for all cyber security recruitment and consultancy needs.

Wolf Hill Group. San Diego, Calf. Our network of information security leaders are at the forefront of defending the cyber attacks running parallel to the growing vulnerability trends in quantum computing, cloud computing, IoT, AI, machine learning, big data and analytics, online payment fraud, and social media.

Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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