Consultative recruitment solutions for a global data, analytics, and technology company​

Sourcing a strategic CISO to support business decision-making in a crisis

Barclay Simpson has partnered with a multinational consumer credit reporting agency to deliver multiple senior management and Board-level placements over several years. When they needed a new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) during a period of company crisis caused by a security breach, our knowledge and experience allowed us to quickly ascertain the client’s needs and create a tailored recruitment strategy. They now have a strong CISO in place delivering high level IT insight to the board and actively informing business decision making. 


The challenge:​


As a global data, analytics, and technology company that enables access to credit, they pride themselves on their ability to use customer data safely and effectively. When a data breach occurred, they needed to regain customer confidence fast and looked to their cyber security team to drive innovation and improvements. When a senior-level cyber security employee left the business, they experienced a skills and knowledge shortage that impacted decision making.


The solution:​


They again engaged Barclay Simpson, knowing that the long-standing relationship would enable us to quickly translate their needs into a fast-acting strategy. By performing an insight-driven executive search we were able to draw up a market map and shortlist of qualified candidate profiles, enabling our client to find the right candidate with relevant experience within timeframe and budget.


The outcome:​


Through consultation and active listening, our market insight into regulatory pressures and requirements enabled us to guide a recruitment process that fit the multinational consumer credit reporting agency’s organisational culture and processes. The new UK & Ireland CISO is a vocal leader able to deliver insight-driven information security solutions to the board, delivering a positive and lasting impact across the organisation.

Protect your company by partnering with Barclay Simpson


When you need it the most, when your company is at risk, our cyber security recruitment consultants can help you find a recruitment solution that suits you, your security needs, timeframes and budgets, allowing you to focus on securing your company’s future.

If you are interested in building a cyber security team that can handle any threat, get in touch with us today:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7936 2601

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