February 7, 2022 – Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyber attacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be. This has led to a dramatic rise in the demand for cybersecurity executives and search firms in this sector continuing to grow. Recruitment firm Harvey Nash Group recently appointed Jim Tiller as global chief information security officer to support its growth and establish a new virtual CISO practice. “I am delighted that Jim has joined Harvey Nash Group as he is a great fit for our culture and his wide range of unique capabilities and experience will drive business-enabling cybersecurity strategy, architecture, and services for the group and our clients globally,” said Bev White, CEO of Harvey Nash Group. “Jim’s deep insights and experience will be hugely valuable as we take this exciting next step in our evolution as the leading technology and talent solutions group.”
“Jim’s role will be predominantly externally focused, establishing a virtual CISO practice early in the year as an additional service to our clients,” Ms. White said. “We have all witnessed the global growth in competition between businesses for cyber skills, so we expect this dedicated virtual practice to be much in demand.”
With over two decades of information security experience, Mr. Tiller is an internationally recognized cybersecurity authority on cyber risk management, security technology, industry leadership and multiple patent-winning recognition for innovation in security solutions.
Prior to joining Harvey Nash Group, Mr. Tiller was the COO of Kivu Consulting, VP of security services and operations at Optiv and director of security consulting services for the Americas at Hewlett-Packard. He also worked for several years at British Telecom (BT), where he was VP of global security consulting and VP of security services for the U.S. and Canada.
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“I am thrilled to be taking up this position at Harvey Nash Group, who are recognized globally as leaders in technology and talent solutions,” Mr. Tiller said. “With such an acceleration in the development of digital services and channels through the pandemic, cybersecurity is of the utmost priority for organizations across sectors. The opportunity to support clients in this through the provision of a virtual CISO practice is an exciting prospect and I can’t wait to start developing solutions to meet all their varied needs and requirements.”
Harvey Nash Group is a global professional services organization with three key areas of focus: technology recruitment, technology solutions and leadership services. With 36 offices Harvey Nash provides executive search and leadership services, professional recruitment, and outsourcing services.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media