In Cybersecurity Recruiting, Should You Go Internal Or External?

Cybersecurity talent represents one of the biggest challenges in recruiting, across all functions. If you are responsible for your security team, you know the stakes are high — especially if you have a senior-level opening. According to the Ponemon Institute's "2018 Cost of Data Breach Study," the global average cost ...
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Aron Derbidge Joins Blackmere Consulting as Chief Revenue Officer

Derbidge pictured with Clark at Black Hat 2019 Blackmere Consulting is pleased to welcome Aron Derbidge as its Chief Revenue Officer. Derbidge has spent the last 20 years leading and managing teams across a number of industries, and will lead business development for the firm. Other responsibilities Derbidge will take ...
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Blackmere Consulting Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

Blackmere Consulting, a technical and executive recruiting firm dedicated to Cybersecurity and Information Technology, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). "Over the last decade, Blackmere has proven itself as a leader in technical and executive recruitment, ...
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Top Five Insights from Talent42 2019

By Domini Clark, CEO, Blackmere Consulting Recently I had to the privilege to rub shoulders with some of the best and brightest technical recruiters at the Talent42 conference in Seattle. Known for its edgy and practical feel, the 100% tech-focused conference attracts big name companies like Google, Amazon and Expedia, ...
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Skills in demand: Application Security Engineers

Skills in demand: Application Security Engineers The need for Application Security Engineers has grown dramatically as legacy applications are moved to the web.  Application Security Engineers can be focused on enterprise or mobile applications, but their overall goal is similar:  consider all system vulnerabilities of applications from design/development through ...
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Cybersecurity Recruiting: Weigh Your Options To Find The Right Strategy

For chief information security officers (CISOs), finding cybersecurity talent is difficult and expensive. It can seem like the greater the need, the less available the talent is. That’s why I believe the most powerful weapon in a seasoned CISO’s arsenal is, hands down, a security-focused recruiter. So Much At ...
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Skills in demand: Application Security Architect

Skills in demand: Application Security Architect The need for Application Security experts has grown dramatically as enterprise systems become more and more complex.  While Application Security Engineers can be focused on a variety of enterprise or mobile applications, the Application Security Architect must understand how applications fit into a multi-tiered ...
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Hacking the Applicant Tracking System: Resume Tips to Get Your Resume Found

Follow these 5 Applicant Tracking System resume tips to make sure your InfoSec resume doesn't automatically get kicked out of the screening process Dear ‘FirstName’ Unknown ‘LastName’ Unknown, I am a recruiter – today I spent hours sourcing from one of the many career websites/resume databases that you carefully created ...
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Skills in demand: Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst

Cyber security is changing and some organizations are beefing up their threat intelligence groups in order to get ahead of the attack.  The Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst works closely with network defenders, incident responders, application security experts and threat hunting teams to collect, classify and exploit potential threats.  Responsibilities include: ...
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Interview tips: How to ACE Your Interview in 5 Steps

You’ve followed our tips for creating a standout information security resume, and you got a callback for an interview.  Well done. Now make the most of your investment in time so you are prepared to ace the interview and make yourself impossible to pass over ...
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10 Tips for Creating a Stand Out Information Security Resume

Let's be honest – there are 100 million articles out there about how to write the best resume, right?  Right.  Well, after 20 years as a technical recruiter and nearly a decade of recruitment in information security, I know what makes a good resume in this industry.  Some of these ...
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Relocation costs now a sticking point for job-hunting security managers

In an effort to cut costs, many companies hire local candidates to fill CSO positions. But are they also sacrificing quality for their security program? By Bob Violino Follow CSO | May 5, 2015 9:47 AM PT http://www.csoonline.com/article/2918772/infosec-careers/relocation-costs-now-a-sticking-point-for-job-hunting-security-managers.html IT Careers Leadership and Management COMMENTS With security executives and staff in ...
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