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Attract Top Security & Technical Delivery Talent By Working With An Agency

Hiring Problems Of Many UK Organisations

UK organisations face many problems when trying to recruit and retain top talent for their cyber security and technical delivery specialist roles.  With the cyber security unemployment rate predicted to remain at 0% until 2021, the demand for talent will only continue to increase.  Coupled with salaries in cyber security are some of the fastest growing in the UK now rising at an average of 15% a year, and 82% of UK employers of people with cyber security skills are struggling to fill roles, its not surprising organisations need a more effective talent search solution that attracts the best candidates to them.

UK organisations have also been routinely disappointed with high fees and mediocre results from recruiters who do not deliver top talent. Cyber Smart Associates consultative approach to talent search and selection helps our clients develop a meaningful employee value proposition to attract the high calibre candidate that fits their company culture, and an employment offering that our clients can afford and our candidates desire.

If You Are

A Market Leader With Talent Needs whose digital transformation objectives are being impacted by a lack of of cyber security or technical delivery specialist talent.

In Short Supply Of Talent and are frustrated at your organisations lack of authority presence or profile within your target candidate market, resulting in a lack of inbound candidates.

Overextended and spending too much time reviewing unsuitable CVs or speaking with mismatched candidates for your open roles.

Wanting To

Adopt A Talent Search Strategy that establishes relationships with your target candidates in a value add, respectful way, and helps you fill vacancies fast and with the best candidates.

Gain Competitive Advantage through having highly skilled talent join your team; accelerate project roll out times and improve employee retention.

Work With A Talent Specialist who are also highly experienced security professionals, speak your language, have a full appreciation of your hiring needs, and only send you the quality candidates who posses the right blend of skills to meet those specific needs.

Client Talent Search Services

Then Book A Client Discovery Call Today

This 15 minute call is for Hiring Managers, Decision Makers, and Resourcing Leads who are interested in attracting top security and technical delivery talent to their organisation.

During this call we will share with you

  • What top talent are really looking for from their next career move
  • How to attract top talent to your organisation
  • Insight into candidates who are planning on making a career move but are not yet on the market

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Some Of The  Reasons Why Clients Choose Us


Our Extensive Talent Ecosystem

Access top UK security and technical delivery talent : We have currently have access to 94.7% of the total UK security talent market, including 92% of those that hold and maintain CISSP, CCSP, SIRA, CISM, ISO27001 or GDPR qualifications, and 91.3% of the technical delivery specialist talent market.


Our Fixed Placement Fees 

Reduce your hiring spend : our fixed placement fee options helps organisations save thousands of pounds per hire while still benefiting from our consultative talent search service.


Our Unique Candidate Attainment System™

Shorten hiring times : with our systems high calibre candidates are delivered +65% faster than traditional recruitment methods. We can advise on the total number of candidates in the market at any one time, and shortlist and target based on candidate experience, qualifications or other search parameters.


Our Security Industry Experience

Improve candidate selection and retention : candidate screening undertaken by practising security professionals ensures candidates are suitably qualified for the role, which saves our clients time, reduces their hiring costs, and helps improves retention rates, all critical in a candidate short market.



Retained Search

A retained search service is a tailored approach to our clients requirements designed to address the passive candidate market.  Suitable for organisations that require guaranteed results and access to the highest calibre of candidates on and off the market.  Retained search clients are allocated a client director who is a security market specialist.  Their time will be invested in consulting with your team, then searching, screening, and assessing the hard-to-find top talent for your roles.  Retained search is a perfect choice for strategic, mid to senior level positions or where highly specialists skills are required.


Exclusive Role Search

There are huge benefits in working this way over contingent recruitment.  Exclusivity on a role enables us to invest the time needed to source the best candidates and allows us to to build a shortlist of the best candidates for your role.  This ensures clients get a better quality hire for their specialist role.  Weekly reports are provided to the client detailing the profile of candidates being considered, and the stage of discussions with each candidate so our client can see at a glance the work underway on their behalf. Working on an exclusive basis results in a transparent, and highly accountable partnership.

Contract Recruitment

We provide consultants for fixed term contract, temporary and interim roles, and for special projects where specific skills are required. We move swiftly to recommend proven, certified, security professionals for contract assignments. Our contractors are experienced in working with government and private sector clients with high value and sensitive information assets. The geographical reach and quality & depth of our contractors network, as well as the relationships we have with them enables an agile approach allowing us to deliver highly flexible, cost effective, individual or team based solutions anywhere in the UK.


Executive Search

From senior management to C-level we help organisations fill senior level, business critical, and hard to fill technology roles. Our executive-level assignments include CISOs, CSO’s, CIO, CTO, SVP, and Directors across all industries. Working on a retained or exclusive basis an Executive Search consultant, through their industry sector knowledge and experience of networking and operating at C-Level, locates and deploys the best individuals to meet our clients’ needs. We cultivate long term relationships with industry professionals ensuring our clients have access to the best talent in the market.

The team at Cyber Smart Associates is amongst the most knowledgeable I have worked with in my many years of hiring staff.  In addition to an exceptional level of service, they fully understand the security market and client requirements.  Their excellent screening guaranteed all the candidates we saw were a great match for our requirements.”

Vice President of I.T, Global High-Tech company
“Working with the Cyber Smart team has made my job considerably easier.  Being specialists in their field has helped me build my team quickly and with outstanding candidates.”

Chief Information Security Officer, Leading I.T. Consulting firm
 “An excellent agency if you are struggling to find top quality candidates. They are extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly, and have continuously helped us meet our hiring needs and deadlines.” 

Managing Director, Leading UK Consultancy