Cyber Security Recruitment

Our unparalleled industry reputation, market knowledge and network enable us to deliver strategic recruitment solutions with clarity and discretion. Forming consultative partnerships with clients, we operate across EMEA, within vendor, reseller, consultancy and end user.


For as long as there have been networks to exploit, there has been cybercrime. But in the decades since the advent of computing, it has gone from a nuisance pursued by lone hobbyists to a legitimate business threat – and a staple in the playbook of saboteurs, terrorists, and rogue nation states worldwide.

  • 5.1 million cyber attacks occurred in 2014-2015 (with a further 2.5 million offences under the Computer Misuse Act),

  • Over half of these victims suffered financial loss.

To prevent these violations, you need a cast-iron recruitment strategy – and for that, you need a specialist cyber security recruitment agency. 
Cyber security recruitment: your first line of defence
For businesses, the potential damage is huge – and they are often prime, high-profile targets. Companies such as VISA, Yahoo!, and Sony Pictures have experienced attacks in recent years; often with catastrophic consequences.
Your company’s first line of defence against cyber-attacks is not a firewall, an authentication system, or an IPS: these can all be important and effective tools, but a sufficiently determined hacker is likely to find a way around them.

Rather, it’s people: people with experience and fluency in protecting systems and applications, who can develop strategies that prevent intrusion where they can – and provide a clear and definitive response in those rare cases where they can’t.
Finding these people is not always simple, of course. Cyber security qualifications and experience are in short supply, and it is very much a candidates’ market: to prize a vital hire away from a top company – and experts in this area are almost always already at top companies – may require more resources than your business is willing to commit. That’s where we come in.
Stott and May’s executive cyber security recruitment service
Stott and May is an experienced cyber security recruitment agency – we don’t think of network vulnerabilities as an issue that can always be fixed by any one individual. From boardroom level to SIEM recruitment, your company needs professionals that can both effect the necessary change and promote a business-wide culture of IT safety.
And because we’ve taken our own advice, we’re better placed than any of our competitors to identify these professionals. As the only cyber security recruitment agency with its own Centre of Excellence, every new consultant receives specialist training in cyber security trends – ensuring that our level of knowledge and insight remains up-to-date, and that our staff are able to secure hires that will align with your criteria and objectives.

Why use Stott and May?
Cyber security hires can come from obvious places (such as IT departments at blue-chip companies) or less obvious places (like the military). To find them, you’ll need a cyber security recruitment agency with an extensive network of existing contacts – and the resources needed to find those elusive diamonds in the rough.

Stott and May fulfils both conditions. Headquartered in London (and with offices in Reading, Brighton and New York), we’ve successfully placed candidates in markets across the UK, DACH, EMEA, and the USA. As well as being specialists in areas such as SOC recruitment, we also recruit for roles such as: 

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

  • CIO

  • Head of Risk Management

  • Information Security Analyst

  • Systems Administrator

  • IT Security Officer

  • Application Security Specialist

  • Network Security Manager

An experienced cyber security recruitment agency is essential to your company’s safety, revenues and overall success. Contact us today to discuss your cyber security search requirements.


Cyber Security Recruitment specialist Simon Kouttis
Simon Kouttis

Manager – Cyber Security

Cyber Security Recruitment specialist Patrick Harrison
Patrick Harrison

Senior Consultant - Cyber Security

Thames Valley

New York

Cyber Security Expert Andrew Gee
Andrew Gee

Executive Vice President - USA


We have worked very successfully with Giles, making multiple hires across the UK, Germany, France, Benelux and most recently Nordics.

VP sales Northern Europe
Good Technology

For me, it’s about the personal understanding Stott and May has of not only my recruitment requirements, but that of other areas of our business.

Head of Deployment Services - IT Services