Cyber security recruitment without the risk

Facilitating engagement with targeted talent communities to enable you to acquire experienced security leaders, make your first hire into the security function, build specialist teams in niche security skillsets, find outstanding individual contributors and more.  

Cyber security recruitment that really delivers

At a time where security is becoming an essential part of the value proposition, our cyber security recruitment team has been trusted by some of the world's most innovative brands to deliver great talent in candidate-led markets. Whether you're looking for senior leadership or talented individual contributors across information security, incident response, identity access management, cloud security, network security, application security, governance, risk and compliance and more - our team specialise in accelerating your time-to-hire by sharpening talent acquisition processes, deepening candidate engagement and extending your reach.

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Why do partners typically engage with cyber security recruitment team?

  • You are experiencing a high volume of failed internal cyber security recruitment campaigns.
  • You are struggling to source candidates with niche cyber security domain knowledge and skillsets.
  • You are missing out on talent as a result of inaccurate salary benchmarking for specific cyber roles.
  • You need help articulating your brand story and EVP to lure candidates away from the competition.
  • You have a desire to upskill internal talent acquisition on cyber security recruitment best practices.
  • You are making an important strategic hire (CISO, VP Information Security etc.) and need complete confidence in your approach.

Create successful security teams today

Get access to an extended cyber security recruitment team where even the most technical briefs will never get lost in translation, allowing you to spend more time protecting your businesses' most valuable assets. Our specialist talent team will get candidates engaged with your vision and departmental strategy, put an emphasis on presenting a diverse range of candidates, iron out the challenges in your search process, and be transparent around KPI's at every step of the journey.  We are here to help you put the right leadership in place at the CISO, VP Information Security, VP Product Security levels, through to building more technical teams in security engineering, incident response and more. Stott and May provide the market knowledge of a boutique cyber security recruitment partner but with the ability to scale.


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Cyber Security in Focus 2022

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This study examines the key challenges surrounding cyber security recruitment alongside central themes that are set to impact CISO priorities in 2022. We surveyed a snapshot cohort of security leaders to better understand the challenges they face and how they are responding to them. 

You'll also learn about the emergence of the engineering-centric CISO and how to build more effective product security functions through guest features from William Lin, Managing Director at Forgepoint Capital, and James Dolph, CISO at Guidewire Software. Finally, you can get access to the latest salary benchmarking data to optimise your cyber security recruitment campaigns.

Make great cyber security hires every time

Find your next: CISO, Deputy CISO, VP Information Security, VP Product Security, Director of Security Engineering, Director of Application Security, VP Incident Response, Security Architect, SOC Manager, Cloud Security Engineer, Application Security Engineer, Penetration Tester, Product Security Engineer, Vulnerability Manager, DevSecOps Engineer and more.

Our job is to help accelerate cyber security recruitment

Check out some of our previously completed assignments in the cyber security space to get a better sense of our ability to execute.

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VP Information Security
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Make cyber security recruitment more predictable

Select a talent partner that can deliver when others can't. Find out why leaders are turning to us to build cyber security functions that underpin and safeguard their business operations.  

“We have developed a strong relationship with Stott and May for our cyber security recruitment requirements. They are tried and tested and have delivered for us in the past when no one else could. I’d happily pass on their details to tech firms in my network that need help finding cyber security talent."

Director of Information Security - Vivid Seats

“I would highly recommend Stott and May to anyone in search of an outstanding CISO or VP of InfoSec. They delivered a quality slate of candidates to us in very short order and helped us hire exactly who we needed to fill this critical role. I appreciated their no-nonsense approach to recruiting, as well as their deep network of readily accessible talent."

CFO - Pindrop Security

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We solve cyber security hiring challenges

We'll help you create a tailored talent solution to overcome the pain points
associated with building and maintaining a high performing security function.

Putting the right leadership in place

Find high performing CISOs capable of taking your security function to the next level. Access value add features like video interviews and candidate briefing packs to increase engagement and accelerate processes.

Making your first security hire

Looking to scale up your security function post funding? Make that all important first security hire count by engaging with a specialist firm capable of providing the right balance between technical skills and cultural fit. 

Building security teams at pace

Attract niche security talent at scale by leveraging our best-in-class range of recruitment features. Access our network of Security Engineers, Incident Response Specialists, Penetration Testers, Security Architects and more.

Acquiring more diverse security candidates

Diverse teams think differently. When it comes to risk, that's important. Raise the bar across your recruitment process, by selecting from a range of diversity recruitment features to facilitate more inclusive teams.

Helping CISOs build better security functions

We're focused on the broader picture. Providing insight at every stage of the search. Leveraging our network of security leaders to share best practices and facilitate better outcomes from cyber security recruitment. We understand that sourcing talent is just one part of building a highly effective security team. You need a great roadmap too. Check out our 'How to Build a Security Roadmap' guide created in conjunction with high-performing security leaders.

Find your next role in cyber security

Posted: 2023-01-31

Software Security Engineer – SE Linux - SC Cleared

Guildford | Competitive | Contract

Software Security Engineer – SE Linux SC Cleared - Onsite 5 days Skills: SE Linux, networking fundamentals, C++, fault finding My client is currently looking to hire a Software Security Engineer who has particularly strong experience in SE Linux and knowledge of C++. You will work closely with software development ...
Posted: 2023-01-27

Data Engineers - SC Clearable

London | Competitive | Permanent

We are Looking to speak with Senior Data Engineers to join leading client of ours in the cyber security sector working on high-profile, high impact projects This role requires SC Clearance or someone who is willing to undergo SC Clearance  Key Responsibilities: Design, develop, test and support data ...
Posted: 2023-01-27

Business Analyst

London | Competitive | Permanent

Business Analyst - Client-facing London - Hybrid  We are looking for experienced Business Analysts to join an Agile development team working for a high-profile Government client. *This role requires candidates to hold valid SC clearance or willing to undergo SC clearance* The ideal candidate will have: ...
Posted: 2023-01-20

Head of IR

Ashburn | 190000-200000 | Permanent

IR lead - remote This Fortune 1000 networking company is heavily investing in their security function right now (looking to double in size in the next 18months) Alongside leading on IR work you will be responsible for performing proactive threat hunting, vulnerability and threat intelligence research as well as ...
Posted: 2023-01-18

IAM Specialist

Washington | 120000-160000 | Permanent

Stott and May is working with a Global Legal Firm as they build out their Cyber Security function in their Washington DC HQ. Roles are Hybrid with the balance initially 2 days on-site until all on boarding etc is completed but can have more WFH after that if desired   On this occasion we are looking to secure ...
Posted: 2023-01-17

Manager - IT Network Infrastructure

Avondale | 150000-170000 | Permanent

About the Company: A well-established energy and water company operating across multiple countries in North America, that prides itself for being a global leader in renewable generation. They are passionate about hiring people that put their customers at heart in everything that they do.    About the role: ...
Posted: 2023-01-17

Platform Engineer

Tampa | 140000-200000 | Permanent

About the Company: This firm specializes in 'doing things differently' to your traditional Federal contractor, and have a great rep allowing engineers to spread their wings and work at the pace they want to. Having just won a major engagement in LA's El Segundo to completely overhaul the ...
Posted: 2023-01-04

M365 Security Architect

Brussels | Competitive | Permanent

Do you have Microsoft 365 experience, and are you seeking a new job in Belgium? Stott and May is helping a collaborative company recruit a full-time M365 Security Expert, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package. As an M365 Security Expert, you will be working for a leading, innovative IT ...


Always adding value to security recruitment

Check out some useful whitepapers and guides designed to help you hire better, make improved career decisions and grow your function seamlessly.

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Meet the Cyber Security Recruitment Team

Jack Ambrose

Jack Ambrose

- London
Sam Pennie

Sam Pennie

Senior Business Manager
- New York
Andrei Lehadus

Andrei Lehadus

Senior Consultant
- London
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George Ratcliffe

- Los Angeles
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- New York
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Principal Consultant
- London
Matthew Chipchase

Matthew Chipchase

Senior Consultant
- New York
Greg Anderson


- Los Angeles