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5 Reasons Why a BoD Should Hire a Cybersecurity Advisor

The impact of a cyber attack can be devastating to a business.  Even if your firm has a competent Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), who is watching them?  Rarely does the Board of Directors (BoD) have sufficient knowledge to ensure the security program is delivering an appropriate level of security that properly balances the...

Cybersecurity Starts at the Top: Key Steps for CEOs

As the famous quote goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” And when it comes to cybersecurity, prevention is key. That’s why having a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) on your executive leadership team is crucial and is an important security step for CEOs. In this article, we’ll discuss the...

10 Security Employment Trends Your Executive Team Should Know

As the business landscape becomes increasingly digital, the challenges of protecting critical assets and information have never been greater. Cybersecurity threats are evolving at an unprecedented pace, making it difficult for executive leadership teams to stay on top of the latest trends and best practices. The consequences of a data breach or cyber attack...

Defeating Ransomware: The Heroic Role of a CISO

In the world of cyber threats, the phrase “ignorance is bliss” couldn’t be further from the truth–especially when it comes to ransomware attacks. Unfortunately, a recent report shows that C-level executives are taking this phrase a little too seriously and underestimating the risks. Luckily, there’s a hero in the form of a Chief Information...

Defeating Ransomware: The Heroic Role of a CISO

Defeating Ransomware: The Heroic Role of a CISO

A comprehensive security strategy is necessary for CEOs to reduce the threat of ransomware attacks. Hiring the right Security Leadership can protect your assets.  Fortify Experts’ CISO hiring guide can help. In the world of cyber threats, the phrase “ignorance is bliss” couldn’t be further from the truth–especially when it comes to ransomware attacks....

6 Critical Questions to Ask a Cybersecurity Search Firm Before you Hire Them

As a generalist technology executive search firm owner for almost 15 years and now having run a specialized cybersecurity search firm for the past 5 years, I have found there are critical differences between the two areas. I hope to shed some light on those differences here. As a hiring manager or talent acquisition...

Fortify Experts Behavior Based Interview Questions

Why you should add Behavior Based Questions to your Interviews

Behavior based interview questions are the most effective way to dive deeper into a candidate’s experiences.  Many candidates have prepared answers for common interview questions. These can mask their true personality, experience and behaviors. As an interviewer, your goal should be to determine what this person will be like after they get hired. Standard...

12 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Retained Search to Hire Cybersecurity Experts

There is a tremendous misconception that retained searches are too costly but the ROI proves differently. The reason the majority of CXO searches are conducted through retained searches is because the ROI exceeds the cost of the search.  For cybersecurity positions, many of the same ROI reasons apply.  Why should I consider a retained...