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Cybersecuity Search Experts

Founded in 1986, Alta Associates is the pioneer and preeminent executive search firm specializing in Cybersecurity, Risk Management, and Technology. As a 2021 Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firm, Alta has a deeply trusted network of industry leaders and a tenured and focused search team with a successful track record of placing cyber and risk executives and the teams that support them.

With a shared mission and commitment to making a difference, in 2022, Alta Associates joined forces with Diversified Search Group, the largest woman-led and woman-founded executive search firm in the U.S.

Alta’s specialization and knowledge result in:

– 93% of searches filled from the first slate of candidates

– 72 days – average time to fill

– In the past 5 years 53% of our searches have been filled with diverse candidates

Ensuring diversity of thought to their clients has been engrained in what Alta does since their inception. Alta truly believes that diversity matters and helps companies to diversify their teams. Here’s a brief video that highlights why Alta is so successful in reaching and placing diverse candidates.

Alta’s commitment to diversity goes beyond placing diverse candidates. Two decades ago, Alta founded the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF). Today, the EWF is the largest member organization dedicated to engaging, developing, and advancing women leaders in their field.

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Knowledge, diversity, trust, efficiency, and value are what sets 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 within 21 days from the launch and complete most searches within 90 days. Alta charges no administrative fees and each search is personally managed by a seasoned search director who “owns” that search from beginning to end.

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