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Leadership. Impact.

Credibility. Access. Experience. Alta Associates is the most prominent, experienced and successful boutique executive search firm specializing in Information Security, IT Risk Management, GRC and Privacy.

Alta is known for placing “C-Level” executives and building the teams that support them. Whether you are searching for an executive, or building a team, leverage Alta’s unparalleled access to the industry’s best professionals.

Since 1986 clients have relied on Alta Associates to complete specialized and hard to fill searches.

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Knowledge, trust, efficiency, diversity and value are what set Alta apart.

The firm utilizes the Alta Advantage framework, a process that includes assisting clients in developing job descriptions, identifying and preparing interviewers, determining “market value” compensation and defining the interview process and timeline. They provide the first qualified slate of candidates 21 days from the launch and their goal is to complete the search within 90 days. Alta charges no administrative fees and each search is personally managed by a seasoned recruiter who “owns” that search from beginning to end.

Alta Associates is a woman owned firm committed to providing a diverse slate of candidates. Brocaglia, named “One of the Most Influential Women in Security” and recipient of the prestigious “CSO Compass Award” for outstanding achievement in security and risk management leadership is also the Founder of Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy (ewf-usa.com) the largest member organization dedicated to advancing women in the field.

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Knowledge, trust, efficiency, diversity and value are what set Alta apart.
The firm utilizes the Alta Advantage framework, a process that includes assisting clients in developing job descriptions, identifying and preparing interviewers, determining “market value” compensation and defining the interview process and timeline.

They provide the first qualified slate of candidates 21 days from the launch and their goal is to complete the search within 90 days. Alta charges no administrative fees and each search is personally managed by a seasoned recruiter who “owns” that search from beginning to end.

Alta Associates is a woman-owned firm committed to providing a diverse slate of candidates. Brocaglia, named “One of the Most Influential Women in Security” and recipient of the prestigious “CSO Compass Award” for outstanding achievement in security and risk management leadership is also the Founder of Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy (ewf-usa.com) the largest member organization dedicated to advancing women in the field.

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Hiring Looks Strong Heading Into Second Half of 2018

As employers grapple with a highly competitive hiring environment that is causing prolonged job vacancies across the U.S., workers will reap the benefits. According to CareerBuilder‘s ‘Midyear Job Forecast,’ a full 63 percent of employers plan to hire in the second half of 2018, up from 60 percent last year. A substantial percentage of employers said

Alta Associates Names Chief Resiliency Officer
Alta Associates Pam Stenson chief resiliency officer

Flemington, NJ-based search firm Alta Associates has expanded with the addition of Pam Stenson in the newly created position of chief resiliency officer. The firm plans to use Ms. Stenson’s extensive experience with chief information officers to help broaden its network and recruiting capabilities in the technology arena. Over the past 30 years, Alta Associates has become

Women’s Cybersecurity and Risk Management Forum Partners With (ISC)2

Alta Associates and The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) has formed a partnership with The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. The alliance aims to provide insights that will highlight cybersecurity workforce trends, explore the role of women in cybersecurity and shape policy decisions in enterprise, government, and higher education. (ISC)2

Scrambling for Cybersecurity Leaders is Big Business for Recruiters

In the mid-1990s, when Joyce Brocaglia took on her first assignment to help build an information security operation for Citibank, it was a very different world. No one knew how much the Internet would grow and ultimately transform society. Technology was more primitive. Data was less accessible. And the massive connectivity we now taken for

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Diverse & Pioneering – Alta Associates Names Pam Stenson Chief Resiliency Officer

FLEMINGTON, N.J., March 19, 2018 – Alta Associates announced today the hiring of Pam Stenson in the newly formed role of Chief Resiliency Officer. Alta, known as the most prominent executive search firm specializing in Cybersecurity and IT Risk, will utilize Pam’s wealth of executive-level experience with CIOs to broaden their trusted network and recruiting capabilities

Alta Associates Lends Expertise to New Report Calling for Revolutionary Approach to Cyber Security

FLEMINGTON, NJ, September 8, 2016 — Alta Associates announced the joint release of the first-annual 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual — Practical Handbook and Reference Guide for the Working Cyber Security Professional. Alta Associates is part of an industry collective of 48 of the nation’s foremost cyber security vendors participating in the report, which was published by The

Alta Associates Announces Inaugural Scholarship for Women and Minorities

FLEMINGTON, NJ, April 4, 2016 — Alta Associates, the leading boutique executive search firm specializing in cybersecurity and founders of the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) announced the “Alta Associates Leadership Development Scholarship for Women and Minorities.” The $6,000 scholarship will provide one recipient a full year tuition to the EWF Leadership

Hunt Scanlon Recognizes Alta Associates as a Top 20 ‪Cybersecurity Recruiter

FLEMINGTON, NJ, March 8, 2016 — In the mid-1990s, when Joyce Brocaglia took on her first assignment to help build an information security operation for Citibank, it was a very different world. No one knew how much the Internet would grow and ultimately transform society. Technology was more primitive. Data was less accessible. And the massive connectivity we

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THE TOP MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE OF OUR TIMES
As cyber breaches and their consequences have grown more expansive and menacing, information security talent is in unprecedented demand. Organizations are trying to find ways to quantify their cyber risk, measure the impact of risk mitigation efforts, and benchmark their performance….

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