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A SIEM, or security information and event management, device is only as good as the people who run it. When it comes to SIEM recruitment you need to hire people who can get the most out of your investment.
It is estimated that 5.1 million cyber-attacks occurred over the past year, with a further 2.5 million offences reported under the Computer Misuse Act. More than half of these victims suffered a financial loss.
With information theft and cybercrime becoming an ever greater business threat, companies need to make sure their cyber security perimeter is robust and fit for purpose.
A key component of any security operations centre (SOC), the SIEM analyses logs and flags events that need to be investigated A well calibrated and finely tuned SIEM will discern real threats from false positives.
However, for a SIEM device to be effective it has to be expertly tuned. SIEM engineers and analysts need to collect your company’s web traffic and logs, make sense of what is happening and calibrate the SIEM accordingly.
An incorrectly calibrated SIEM will either register false positives or not alert you at all to any potential threats. To get a SIEM optimally programmed is a complex process that takes many years and a lot of experience.
You can either decide to outsource this task to a reputable company, or you can decide to appoint your own SIEM staff.
But should you decide to appoint internal SIEM analysts and engineers, where do you find these people and how do you ensure that they have the skills needed to get the job done?
SIEM recruitment can be a daunting and difficult task, especially given the importance of filling these roles with reputable people. This is where Stott and May comes in.
Stott and May's SIEM recruitment service
Cyber security recruitment professionals can be sourced from a variety of backgrounds – ranging from IT departments at blue-chip companies to the military. As a highly experienced cyber security recruitment agency, Stott and May has specialist knowledge on this highly technical area.
We do not have to recruit broadly as we already know exactly where to find the right people – we have a specialist pool in the market that we source our candidates from and we are well engrained in the industry. This enables us to fill specialist roles quicker than our competitors.
Furthermore, as we find our candidates through headhunting and not through a general agency process, and because our team are also specialists in the SIEM recruitment field thanks to our Centre of Excellence, we know exactly who the best candidates are.
We have helped many organisations build out an effective SOC team centred around a well calibrated SIEM. If you are aspiring to a higher level of security maturity then we can add a lot of value. With our expert cyber security recruitment team, we can help you find specialist skills around threat intelligence, malware analysis, incident response, and forensics as well as core operational security expertise.
And should you have a need for something that is not yet available in the market we will be able to make suggestions of alternative skill sets that might also suit your needs.
Headquartered in London (and with offices in Thames Valley and New York), we’ve successfully placed candidates in markets across the UK, EMEA, and the USA. Amongst others, some of these roles include:
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Head of Risk Management
Information Security Analyst
IT Security Officer
Application Security Specialist
Network Security Manager
Partnering with an experienced SIEM recruiter is imperative to your company’s future safety and success. Contact us today to discuss your SIEM recruitment requirements and find out how our specialist team can help.