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Glocomms: Cyber Security recruitment

The world of Cyber Security is rapidly changing, and the demand for skilled professionals is increasing. Companies need to ensure their data and networks stay secure, and they are turning to the expertise of Cyber Security professionals to help them do just that.

Glocomms is your premier destination for top-notch cybersecurity talent, available for both permanent and freelance roles. Our adept consultants boast extensive knowledge of the cybersecurity landscape, enabling them to identify the ideal candidate tailored to your precise requirements. Whether you seek a permanent employee skilled in threat detection and response, network security, or cloud security, or a freelancer for short-term projects, our swift and efficient process ensures a perfect fit for your needs.

Our European based consultants are trained specialists in their fields, recruiting mid to senior level commercial talent across Cloud & infrastructure, Cyber Security, Big Data & Analytics, Fintech, Managed IT Service Providers, SaaS and more throughout the UK and Europe.

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Cyber Security Jobs

Information Systems Security Manager

Title: Information Systems Security Officer Needed in Arlington Introductory Paragraph: Our client, a leading aerospace company in Arlington, is seeking an experienced and highly motivated information systems security officer to join their team. As the successful candidate for this permanent position, you will be responsible for ensuring that all sensitive data within our client's organization remains secure against cyber threats. Qualifications: - Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field - Minimum of 5 years' experience working with cybersecurity technologies - Professional certifications such as CISSP/CISA/CEH are preferred Responsibilities: As an information systems security officer at our client's location based out of Maryland , your primary responsibilities include but not limited to, * Developing and implementing strategies to protect corporate networks from unauthorized access. * Conducting risk assessments on existing IT infrastructure and recommending remediation measures where necessary. * Managing firewalls; IDSs/IPSs; SIEM tools etc., detecting vulnerabilities & proactively taking steps towards addressing them. * Analyzing potential risks associated with new technology implementation before deployment into production environment. Skills Required: The ideal candidate should have expertise/experience/knowledge/skills (any one/more) relating any/all relevant keywords mentioned below, - Cybersecurity best practices - Aerospace industry regulations - Knowledge about network protocols like TCP/IP - Experience using vulnerability scanners Salary Offered : $160000 If you meet these qualifications and possess the skills needed for success as an Information Systems Security Officer then we encourage you apply today!

US$160000 - US$160001 per annum
Arlington
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Network Engineer

Title: Seeking a Network Engineer for the Utilities Sector in Tucker, Georgia Are you an experienced network engineer looking to join a dynamic and innovative team? Our client is seeking a skilled individual to fill the role of Network Engineer. The position will be based in Tucker, United States with regular travel required within Georgia. Our client operates within the utilities sector providing essential services across various locations throughout Georgia USA. This is an exciting opportunity that offers stability and growth potential for those who are passionate about their work. Responsibilities: - Designing, implementing and maintaining complex networks - Troubleshooting issues related to network performance or security - Collaborating with cross-functional teams on technical projects - Ensuring compliance with industry standards Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience. - 3+ years' experience as a Network Engineer working at Enterprise level Organizations. - Experience using Cisco technologies (e.g., routers/switches) including CCNA certification preferred but not mandatory. Skills Required: * Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking protocols like BGP & OSPF etc., * Expertise handling WAN/LAN/MAN environments, * Hands-on proficiency configuring routing protocol such as EIGRP / ISIS / OSPF , * Knowledgeable deploying VPNs - IPSEC/GRE/OpenVPN/SSTP/PPTP L2TP ,

US$66000 - US$66001 per annum
Missouri
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Sr. Application Security Engineer

Glocomms is partnered with a leading international law firm looking for an experienced individual with subject matter expertise in Application Security Engineering. This is a senior position that will collaborate with diverse stakeholders to fortify the firm's systems against threats. Focus Areas Include: Security Architecture and Design Reviews: Conduct in-depth security assessments of applications and services. Evaluate security controls, ensuring alignment with industry best practices. Integration of Security Tasks: Infuse security considerations into various stages of system development (planning, design, implementation, operations, maintenance, and disposal). Security Controls Implementation: Collaborate closely with engineering teams to develop, implement, and monitor security controls that shield applications, services, and sensitive data. Vendor Solution Validation: Scrutinize technical solutions proposed by vendors. Verify their effectiveness and adherence to security standards. Innovative Solutions and Automation: Engineer technical solutions that address vulnerabilities. Develop security tools to automate detection and mitigation tasks. Policy Enhancement: Identify gaps in existing policies and propose necessary updates. Craft new policies to enhance our security posture. Comprehensive Reporting: Generate detailed reports based on thorough assessments. Provide actionable findings and enhancement recommendations. Threat Modeling: Create threat models for enterprise applications. Map attack vectors and potential threats. Collaboration and Mitigation: Engage with engineers, consultants, and leadership to mitigate security risks within the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Self-Testing and Continuous Monitoring: Guide self-assessment processes, assess security controls, and prepare remediation plans. Maintain vigilant monitoring to protect our digital assets. Key Qualifications: 10+ years experience in security engineering and/or architecture. Application design experience preferred. B.S. in Computer Science or related technical discipline. Thorough understanding of application security and cloud security engineering best practices. Hands-on experience in related systems security focus areas ie. vulnerability management, IAM, secure development, quality assurance testing. Strong program management skills and the ability to advocate for security priorities to both technical and nontechnical stakeholders. Preference will be given to candidates located in one of the firm's major U.S. hubs (NYC, DC, Chicago). Unfortunately visa sponsorship is not available at this time. This is a full-time, direct-hire position; candidates seeking C2C/C2H employment will not be considered.

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United States of America
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Network Engineer

Title: Seeking a Network Engineer for the Utilities Sector in Tucker, Georgia Are you an experienced network engineer looking to join a dynamic and innovative team? Our client is seeking a skilled individual to fill the role of Network Engineer. The position will be based in Tucker, United States with regular travel required within Georgia. Our client operates within the utilities sector providing essential services across various locations throughout Georgia USA. This is an exciting opportunity that offers stability and growth potential for those who are passionate about their work. Responsibilities: - Designing, implementing and maintaining complex networks - Troubleshooting issues related to network performance or security - Collaborating with cross-functional teams on technical projects - Ensuring compliance with industry standards Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience. - 3+ years' experience as a Network Engineer working at Enterprise level Organizations. - Experience using Cisco technologies (e.g., routers/switches) including CCNA certification preferred but not mandatory. Skills Required: * Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking protocols like BGP & OSPF etc., * Expertise handling WAN/LAN/MAN environments, * Hands-on proficiency configuring routing protocol such as EIGRP / ISIS / OSPF , * Knowledgeable deploying VPNs - IPSEC/GRE/OpenVPN/SSTP/PPTP L2TP ,

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England
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Information Systems Security Manager

Job Description: The Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) is responsible for protecting our company's computer systems, networks, and aerospace technologies from threats. This includes developing and implementing security measures, educating employees about computer security, monitoring incidents, conducting regular system checks, and ensuring compliance with defense regulations. Responsibilities: Develop and implement security policies, protocols, and procedures specific to the aerospace and defense industry. Ensure compliance with defense industry regulations and standards. Control budgets for security operations and monitor expenses. Recruit, train, and supervise security officers and guards. Attend meetings with other managers to determine operational needs. Plan and coordinate security operations for specific events or projects. Coordinate staff when responding to emergencies and alarms. Review reports on incidents and breaches involving aerospace technologies. Investigate and resolve issues related to information systems security. Create reports for management on security status within the aerospace and defense context. Requirements: Proven experience as a security manager or similar position in the aerospace or defense industry. Experience using relevant technology and equipment (e.g., CCTV). Experience in reporting, emergency response planning, and compliance with defense regulations. Excellent knowledge of security protocols and procedures specific to the aerospace industry. Solid understanding of budgeting and statistical data analysis. Working knowledge of MS Office. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Outstanding organizational and leadership skills. Committed and reliable.

US$160000 - US$160001 per annum
Maryland
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Incident Response Manager III

A leading defense organization is looking to bring on an Incident Manager to lead their Incident Response team in Arlington, VA. *A TS/SCI is required for this position.* Responsibilities of the Incident Manager: - Correlating incident data to identify specific trends in reported incidents. - Recommending defense in depth principles and practices (i.e. Defense in Multiple Places, layered defenses, security robustness, etc.) - Performing Computer Network Defense incident triage to include determining scope, urgency, and potential impact. - Researching and compiling known resolution steps or workarounds to enable mitigation of potential Computer Network Defense incidents within the enterprise. - Tracking and documenting Computer Network Defense (CND) incidents from initial detection through final resolution, and work with other components within the organization to obtain and coordinate information pertaining to ongoing incidents. Qualifications of the Incident Manager: - 5+ years of directly relevant experience in cyber incident management or cybersecurity operations. -BS Incident Management, Operations Management, Cybersecurity or related degree. HS Diploma with 7-9 incident management or cyber security experience - Knowledge of incident response and handling methodologies. - Having close familiarity with NIST 800-62 (latest revision), and FISMA standards as they pertain to reporting incidents. - Knowledge of the NCCIC National Cyber Incident Scoring System to be able to prioritize triaging of incident. If you are interested, please apply directly.

US$112000 - US$117001 per annum
Arlington
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Cyber Security Penetration Tester - Red Team

Red Team/Penetration Tester Glocomms is partnered with a Cyber Consultancy firm in the search for Red Team/Penetration Testers to join the Security Operations team. The position will focus on improving clients overall security posture by identifying threat and vulnerabilities, conducting attack simulations, gather threat intel, carry out network and applications pen-test's, mobile device testing, and social engineering. Key responsibilities: Conduct attack simulations and create threat scenarios to test the security posture of the organization's infrastructure, web applications, mobile applications, network applications. Conduct intelligence gathering, manual and automated pen-tests, social engineering, and threat emulation activities. Develop, implement, and maintain customer testing tools. Create payloads/exploits to be utilized during Red Team activities. Be proficient in using scripting and automation skills to convert manual maintenance and audit functions into orchestrated automation. Create artifacts and represent finding to senior managements. Collaborate with management to improve policies and procedures to support red team activities and security testing. Collaborate with Blue/Purple Team, Engineering, Infrastructure, and Software teams on remediation efforts, evidence gathering, and strategic roadmap planning. Experience required: Experience in network, application, emissions, and physical security. Extensive skills in social engineering and intelligence gathering. Strong experience with custom scripting (python, PowerShell, bash, etc.) and process automation. Hands-on experience using tools such as Kali, Armitage, Cobalt Strike, Nmap ,Metasploit, Qualys, Nessus, Burp Suite, Wireshark, Bloodhound, Recon-NG, Netsparker, Ettercap/Bettercap, Hashcat, Ida Pro, Ghidra, Sublist3r, Rubeus, Mimikatz, CrackMapExec, Exploitdb, Yersinia, Impacket, etc.). Knowledge of Open Source intelligence, the Dark Web, and strong knowledge of threat actor TTP's. Deep knowledge of database security testing (MSSQL, DB2, MySQL, etc.). Knowledge of MacOS, Windows, Unix, Cisco, and Mainframes, platforms, and controls.

US$150000 - US$200000 per year
New York
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Network & Security Engineer

A leading financial services consulting firm is urgently looking to hire a Network and Security Engineer in Houston, TX. This position is responsible for all operations of the network, including Voice, Firewall, VPN, Routers, Switches, and Security. Requirements: - Strong Knowledge of LAN/WAN and wireless environments - Expertise in Network Architecture, Systems Design, Routing and Switching - CCNP or equivalent industry certifications - Experience with Cisco Network and Security Products and SAN switches - Ability to operate as part of a collaborative team is essential If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please apply to this ad.

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Houston
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Director of Information Security

Currently partnered with an exciting financial services company who is looking to bring on a Director of Information Security to their team! As the Director of Information Security you'd be responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership across teams that support enterprise security initiatives. Also, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining an enterprise wide information security program to assure assets are protected. Responsibilities Include: Responsible for the planning and development of an enterprise information security strategy and best practices in support of the enterprise information security architecture. Ensure adequate security solutions are in place throughout all IT systems and platforms to sufficiently mitigate identified risks, and to meet business objectives and regulatory requirements. Monitor significant systems development and implementations to ensure delivery of IT security standards, implementation of best practices, adherence to security architecture, and the overall security of enterprise data. Create security policies and procedures and ensure that systems are documented and kept current. Consult and assist senior IT and business leaders with their information security risks and the responsibility for minimizing those risks. Experience implementing Information Security best practices, regulatory and compliance requirements; HIPAA, PCI, FISMA and SOX related standards Implement risk management frameworks; NIST CSF, CRISC, RIMS or similar. Develop & Implement processes and methods for auditing and addressing non-compliance to information security standards; facilitate migration of non-compliant environments to compliant environments.. Research, design, and advocate new technologies, architectures and security products that will support security requirements for the enterprise and its customers, business partners, and vendors. Create business-relevant metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitate appropriate resource allocation and increase the maturity of the security program. Develop and implement a company-wide Information Security training program to assure the organization's workforce is knowledgeable of Information Security policies, practices, and relevant guidance appropriate to their role in the organization. Qualifications Include: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems (or related degree), or equivalent experience. 7+ years experience in information technology. 7+ years experience in information security. 7+ years of people leadership experience. Strong technical knowledge required, including security operations, engineering and cyber security, endpoint protection, governance, risk and compliance, and identity management. Strong understanding of systems including but not limited to Windows, Unix, Linux and Virtualization technologies. Knowledge of iSeries and Cloud service technologies a plus. Ability to function in a fast-changing environment and to respond rationally to changing requirements in a deadline-driven situation. Strong planning and organizing skills. Excellent communication skills. If this sounds like a fit for you, please apply now!

US$180000 - US$230000 per year
Chicago
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Director of Information Security

Currently partnered with an exciting financial services company who is looking to bring on a Director of Information Security to their team! As the Director of Information Security you'd be responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership across teams that support enterprise security initiatives. Also, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining an enterprise wide information security program to assure assets are protected. Responsibilities Include: Responsible for the planning and development of an enterprise information security strategy and best practices in support of the enterprise information security architecture. Ensure adequate security solutions are in place throughout all IT systems and platforms to sufficiently mitigate identified risks, and to meet business objectives and regulatory requirements. Monitor significant systems development and implementations to ensure delivery of IT security standards, implementation of best practices, adherence to security architecture, and the overall security of enterprise data. Create security policies and procedures and ensure that systems are documented and kept current. Consult and assist senior IT and business leaders with their information security risks and the responsibility for minimizing those risks. Experience implementing Information Security best practices, regulatory and compliance requirements; HIPAA, PCI, FISMA and SOX related standards Implement risk management frameworks; NIST CSF, CRISC, RIMS or similar. Develop & Implement processes and methods for auditing and addressing non-compliance to information security standards; facilitate migration of non-compliant environments to compliant environments.. Research, design, and advocate new technologies, architectures and security products that will support security requirements for the enterprise and its customers, business partners, and vendors. Create business-relevant metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitate appropriate resource allocation and increase the maturity of the security program. Develop and implement a company-wide Information Security training program to assure the organization's workforce is knowledgeable of Information Security policies, practices, and relevant guidance appropriate to their role in the organization. Qualifications Include: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems (or related degree), or equivalent experience. 7+ years experience in information technology. 7+ years experience in information security. 7+ years of people leadership experience. Strong technical knowledge required, including security operations, engineering and cyber security, endpoint protection, governance, risk and compliance, and identity management. Strong understanding of systems including but not limited to Windows, Unix, Linux and Virtualization technologies. Knowledge of iSeries and Cloud service technologies a plus. Ability to function in a fast-changing environment and to respond rationally to changing requirements in a deadline-driven situation. Strong planning and organizing skills. Excellent communication skills. If this sounds like a fit for you, please apply now!

US$180000 - US$230000 per year
Chicago
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Network Security Architect

A fast-growing technology company is searching for a seasoned Security Architect, specializing in network security and access control. The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years of experience in networking and security, and at least 3 years in architecture. Requirements - Expert knowledge of network access control, zero trust, network and cyber security - Prior experience with relevant industry regulations and security standards for the Tech Industry - Experience with Software-Defined Networking, SASE, CASB, and Zero Trust concepts. - High-level ability to communicate with cross-functional stakeholders, global exp preferred. Location: San Jose, CA Compensation: Negotiable, based on experience and levelling. Salary range is $180-300k Please apply to the ad if interested!

US$200000 - US$300000 per year
San Jose
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Information Security Analyst

Join our team as an Information Security Analyst in Northern Virginia! Our client, a leading organization within the Cyber & Security sector is seeking to hire an experienced Information Security Analyst for their office located in Houston. The successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing and implementing security measures to protect the company's computer systems and networks from cyber-attacks. Qualifications: Education: - Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, IT or relevant field Experience: - Minimum 5 years of experience working with information security Skills: - Expert knowledge of cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST CSF. - Experience creating incident response plans - In-depth understanding of threat intelligence platforms - Strong communication skills that can convey technical concepts clearly Responsibilities (but not limited to): The following are some key responsibilities that come along with this position; * Conduct vulnerability assessments on existing applications * Develop policies and procedures related to data protection standards * Analyze network traffic patterns using various tools like Wireshark * Monitor system logs looking out for any suspicious activities Salary package:$155000 per annum+benefits If you meet these requirements we encourage you apply today!

US$155000 - US$155001 per annum
Virginia Beach
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A Guide to Negotiating Your Notice Period

​In Germany, the average notice period is 3 months but can be as long as 6 months. There is a good reason behind this - to protect your rights as an employee in case of redundancy or termination. However, while a notice period should be treated with respect, there might be situations where proactively discussing your leaving date with your employer could be of benefit for you as well as both your current and future employers. This guide provides you an overview of factors to consider in this context and guidelines on how to professionally navigate the process.Benefits of shortening your notice periodThere may be several reasons for wanting to leave your current employer earlier, including to:Avoid awkwardness in the workplaceThere is a reason for the maxim, “Always leave the party when you’re still having fun.” The longer you stay, the more chance for things to sour. The last thing you want is to feel like a guest who has outstayed their welcome. You want to be remembered as a great employee who made a fantastic contribution to the success of your current employer, while you were there. Simultaneously, it is in the interest of your current employer and colleagues to maintain a harmonious work environment. Stay interested in your current workInevitably, once you have told an employer you plan to leave, they might start removing you from important projects. They may even place you on gardening leave if you are going to a competitor. Companies use gardening leave as a protectionist measure to ensure that the departure of senior executives has minimal impact on their reputation and success. But as an employee, a lengthened period of less responsibility in your current position or complete time away from the job might have a negative effect on your motivation. Gain a higher salary or better career experience soonerThere is a reason that you are embarking on a new job. Whether it is the chance to work for a specific company, on an incredible project, in a unique role that only comes once in a blue moon, or simply for a higher salary – something attracted you to go. The sooner you leave, the sooner you begin the next stage of your career. Whether it’s a new gadget or a new job, our brains are hardwired to seek new stimulus. A new job offers a huge amount of novel stimuli, but the longer you have to ruminate on it, the less exciting it might seem. Exiting within a reasonable time frame might help you to capitalize on the excitement of just having secured a new job.Have cross-over with your incumbentGenerally speaking, the more time you are able to spend with your predecessor in your new role, the more valuable information you will be able to acquire. No-one else will be a greater foundation of knowledge regarding the role ahead. They will also be able to define the rest of your team’s organisational structure. Furthermore, by building a rapport, not only will you build your reputation within the new firm, you might also be able to ask for their advice, if you ever face a difficult situation regarding the position in the future.How to negotiate your noticeAs the notice period is usually part of your official employment contract that has to be respected, it is not a simple conversation you have with your employer in passing. Proactively seeking a discussion while considering all of the following factors will demonstrate your respect for your current employer and underline your professionalism.Know your contract inside and out To avoid any unwelcome surprises, you need to know the terms of your employment inside and out. Check for any specific exit clauses, anti-competition clauses, and any clauses regarding your bonus or training repayments. Properly prepared, you’ll be in the best position to competently negotiate terms and understand what the best outcome can be.Hand in a formal resignationUsually, all you need to resign is a one-line letter letting your employer know your intention to resign, your official and preferred last date of employment. In Germany, your letter must be handwritten; your employer is not obliged to accept a resignation communicated digitally (see: Civil Code (BGB) §623). Your notice period starts when your employer acknowledges they have received your resignation, not when it is delivered, so try and get it signed as soon as possible. Your letter should be kept brief, remain professional, and doesn’t require reasons for your resignation. Express that you have appreciated the opportunities provided by the position, including developing your skills, building on your knowledge of your sector, or responsibilities or challenges you have felt particularly proud of. When seeking to shorten your notice period, it is vital to mention your willingness to assist your employer with the transition period around you leaving the company. State those projects you will be able to complete within your notice period, and what you can do to help your handover process go smoothly. Be realistic about the outcomeWhile your employer might accept your suggested exit date straight away, it is unlikely to happen without a formal conversation. Once you both agree on a leaving date that is earlier than your contractual notice period, you can both sign an "Aufhebungsvertrag" or compromise agreement. This agreement will terminate your contract on a mutually agreed date that you want to leave. Be realistic when making suggestions. What is the earliest that you can leave while being considerate of their needs? Empathize with your current employer.Your resignation is likely to be a shock. After all, you are a brilliant employee who has a significant impact on the success of your business (no wonder that you’ve been snapped up hungrily by someone else). Immediately, your boss will be concerned about several factors including loss of valuable expertise, an increased workload for the rest of the team, the cost of finding a suitable replacement, and even the potential damage to their reputation. For this reason, it’s best to revisit the notice period a few days after the initial resignation when your boss will be further along the change curve. Next, it is time to show that you’re prepared to help mitigate any negative impact from your departure. You can formalise this as part of the aforementioned compromise agreement with your employer for agreeing to a shortened notice period. This type of contract can be agreed after discussing factors such as sourcing and training your successor or completing projects within a certain time frame.Source and suggest a replacementMost likely, your employer’s primary concern is filling your shoes. The best way to allay their concerns and to successfully negotiate your notice period is to help them find a replacement. After all, you’re the ultimate resource for knowing what a good replacement looks like! If you did your research and developed relationships throughout your time with the company, you most likely know who would want to be in your role and also who would be a good replacement for you. Whether they are in your team or another department, reach out and explain the job requirements and why you think they would make a great match. The nature of your role may have evolved since you started, so it is advised to draw up a new job description and requirements. They will appreciate the effort and you will show that you are willing to go the extra mile to make your exit as smooth as possible. Sharing the position with your wider network on LinkedIn will also show you are still an advocate for the company; alleviating their concerns about any possible damage to their reputation. If you need any specialist help, get in touch. Glocomms can source a temporary or permanent replacement.Prepare a thorough handover or ‘operating manual’As tempting as it may be to ‘wind down’ during a notice period, it is important to leave a job on good terms. This will involve a last extra push of effort in creating a comprehensive handover process between you and your replacement. Work alongside your boss to see how your work and responsibilities can be picked up by others on your team, and how you can help your replacement hit the ground running when they join the business. In a longer notice period, you may even have time to train your replacement on workplace processes and the details of your work. You can brief the new employee with important information about clients and project status. Helping with your transition period is a great way to end your role on a positive note, and lessen the effect of your departure on your company. It will be appreciated both by your supervisor and your company’s new hire, and can result in a glowing reference.Use your annual leaveNext to a proactive and considerate conversation with your employer, you might also be able to shorten your notice period through using up your outstanding annual leave for the rest of the year. This time can be offset against your notice, meaning you can take all of your remaining annual leave, effectively shortening your work days. Employers also find this compromise attractive, as they are obligated to pay you for outstanding leave. While this can reduce the awkwardness of lingering in the workplace, you’ll nevertheless be considered an employee. At Glocomms, we’ve also helped candidates wield their annual leave as a bargaining chip. By giving up their remaining annual leave, tech professionals have successfully traded the days or weeks for an earlier termination date – enabling them to get started in their exciting new role quickly.Good to knowThe employment relationship is governed and regulated by statutory laws, the contract, and any collective agreements with the works council or collective bargaining agreements with the union. You can visit the website of the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection for an overview of your employment rights. Securing your bonusFrom tech candidates, one of the most frequent concerns we hear is about securing their bonus during negotiation. You will doubtless expect to receive your bonus if you have worked a full year, or a pro-rata payment if you leave before the year’s end. However, most contracts have bonus clauses that state: You need to be employed at the bonus payment date and/orYou must not be working under notice It is important though, to pay attention to how your bonus is formulated within your contract. If your bonus is partly granted in recognition of your performance during the relevant financial year, then your employer is legally obliged to pay it. Accordingly, if you leave before the end of the financial or calendar year, you should receive a pro-rata bonus payment. If your bonus is in no way tied to your performance but as an incentive to stay with the company, then your employer can make the payment conditional on your employment contract not being under notice. Moreover, if you resign within a certain date of receiving such a bonus your employer can demand you pay it back, so keep this in mind during the process of terminating your employment. Note: The law around bonuses in Germany is constantly under review. Stay up-to-date.Next stepsAvoid negativityHanding in your notice does not mean you have free reign to openly complain about your job, or slack on your work entirely during your notice period. Even if you are leaving a difficult atmosphere, be respectful and mindful on how you communicate this. Keep your (soon to be former) colleagues in mind, who may be facing a more difficult time without your support. Offer to help them the best you can so you don’t leave them in a tight spot.When discussing your reasons for leaving, try and stay on positive subjects and instead emphasise the benefits of the current role, what you have learned and how it has helped your career. There is little to gain from being negative, but there is a lot to gain from leaving on good terms. Leave on good termsThe tech market is surprisingly small, so don’t burn bridges. You’ll never know when you run into an old boss or colleague again – and you may return to them in the future! If it is in-line with the company practices and culture, you may wish to send individual farewell messages to your team members thanking them for the specific support they have provided throughout your time in the role. Bear in mind not to exclude colleagues that you did not get along with; a neutral message wishing them all the best for the future will still be appreciated.Look to the futureAs a specialist recruitment partner, Glocomms is here to support you throughout your career journey, including transition periods. Get in touch with the team for personal advice. Take the next step in your careerGlocomms is a leading talent partner specializing in multiple sectors across Technology, Data Science and Cyber Security. View our range of job opportunities across a variety of rapidly-growing industries and register your CV.

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Cyber Security Talent Insights

​​The cyber security market is predicted to grow to $266 billion by 2027, but with opportunity comes many risks, disruptions and challenges. With skilled business-critical cyber security professionals in high demand, companies must develop effective hiring solutions to capitalize on the market and protect their systems, networks, and data against cyber attacks and security breaches.In this report, our technology talent experts at Glocomms guide you through:Key trends in cyber security, from market risks to hiring approachesTop priorities for candidates in the cyber security fieldInsights from Katie Owston, Associate Vice President at GlocommsKey takeaways and recommendations for both hiring managers and professionalsDownload your copy of the 'Cyber Security Talent Insights' report by completing the form below:​​

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Performance over Presence

​For the past year, the high-speed mass adoption of flexible working required employers to redefine and re-examine the workplace. As expected, forward-thinking Tech and IT companies that embrace digital transformation were the ones that continued to thrive in this new environment. If flexible agility, cloud technology, and secure infrastructures are signs of permanent change, what does this mean for technology firms? ​Our latest Career Insight, ‘Performance over Presence’ offers an in-depth analysis into the hybrid-remote approach; a business model which intertwines remote with working present on-site. If the evolving experience-based hybrid approach is to be established, institutions may be likely to explore the potential benefits and caveats to this structure.Does the hybrid-remote model support workers and simultaneously avoid an eroding of company culture? How can leaders manage performance with geographically dispersed teams? Can hybrid working arrangements prevent a cacophony between employers and employees? At Glocomms, these are the questions that have defined our post-pandemic conversations. Perhaps, the hybrid-style approach allows employees to be part of an integrated strategy and offers a window into a more purpose-driven and brighter future for the workplace. ​

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Cybersecurity Market Update

​Glocomms' insight on the 2018 Cybersecurity Landscape Across the End-User and Vendor ArenasIntroductionGlocomms was founded on the premise of Cybersecurity becoming the most in-demand and integral part of technology across all industries. In 2017, we saw a multitude of high-profile cyberattacks targeting various companies including Uber, Deloitte and Equifax with the most prominent attacks being WannaCry and Petya. Given the visibility on the cybersecurity market, Glocomms expects to see a large focus on hiring resources and talent to develop and elaborate the hardening of security practices. Such developments include in-house security operation centers (SOC), increased spending on the most innovative threat intelligence products and AI talent and the adoption of automation and cloud security practices in order to properly protect customer and employee data.​The consequences of insufficient security and data protection were recently highlighted by Facebook stocks sliding nearly 15% in a 36-hour window, off the back of an exposed global data breach. Such high profile examples prove that Cybersecurity has the attention of the global media platform and consequently, the market is tightening as the need for remediation in real-time is becoming absolutely imperative.​In order to provide this level of service on a 24x7x365, vendors and end users are adopting advanced solutions. The two main trends we have seen in the first quarter of 2018 have been the integration of Artificial Intelligence & Data Science coupled with the need for Automation & Cloud Security. ​AI/Data Science & Cloud AutomationOur recruitment business gives us a unique look into these trends, as our business model is comprised of two main pillars of focus: Cybersecurity and AI/Data Science. We see the perspective of urgent needs for specific skillsets, as well as the perspective of building expertise through seeking new challenges and career options through working with stealth-mode to IPO vendors as well as the world’s largest global end-users.​When considering the impact AI can have on Cyber, it is clear why artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science will have a huge impact on the ability for software to be able to detect and remediate intrusions and vulnerabilities. Nonetheless, it is who brings the expertise that affects how analytics will impact the industry given these will be the individuals building models to analyze and make sense of the data.​In order to understand the talent pool, we need to understand what motivates individuals to bring their experience to the cybersecurity industry. Most frequently, we see these professionals are motivated by the exposure to working with novel, proprietary, and in this case, unknown data. Additionally, not only the access and exposure to the data is compelling, but also the advanced decision making predictable by the data that draws this talent into the industry.​We have also seen increased attention on the automation and acceptance of risk adverse cloud usage cases, the adoption of MSSP’s that offer integrated threat analytics/ threat management solutions, and new industry trends that dive deeper into the impact AI can have on this ever-changing landscape across the vendor and end-user arenas.​Artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science are being leveraged in a variety of ways and can be exhibited by the huge influx of neural network and deep learning talent transition into the threat analytics arena. Given the sheer magnitude and significance of personal information embedded within the data across industries such as healthcare, financial services and commerce, it is no surprise that data scientists are excited about an opportunity to advance security solutions and play an impactful role on the business/product at large. We know from speaking to these professionals that it is the access and exposure to novel and unique data across the abovementioned industries that drive and motivate their career interests.​Given that Data Science/AI & Cybersecurity are the two focal points of our Glocomms business, it is exciting to see the transfusion of these emerging technology industries shaping the future of the entire technology landscape across all industries.​Investment BanksCloud security is currently the hottest trend from an end-user perspective. This trend is clear, given the activity we have seen across the finance industry as they move towards the adoption of specific usage cases for the various open source cloud platforms. This is exciting because these have historically been some of the most proprietarily kept platforms in the world – some banks even used proprietary coding languages to build their platform! In order to be comfortable with these offerings, the institutions now need to put together documentation on the risk assessments attributed to such solutions. Once these frameworks and usage-cases are clearly determined and outlined, offerings will begin to spread across more and more business units. Currently, large asset managers and global investment banks offer their clients a commercialized version of their front-office risk systems but this is only one portion of what the cross-business platform has to offer.​The next step will be providing an integrated and secure cloud-based solution across all layers of the risk management platforms that each of the various firms offer. Some banks are in the midst of developing a similar type of cross-business platform and although they may be scrutinized for their late-arrival to the party, it might work to their advantage given the new technology currently available because having an opportunity to build a platform from scratch using the latest and greatest products for hardening security layers and adopting cloud offerings allows for a more integrated and theoretically, hardened solution! It seems cloud security will be at the top of the list for most in-demand and least- attainable skill sets in 2018. This has already been evident given the vast hiring and increased compensation bands for cloud security professionals across the end-user arena. We believe the reason for this is these professional all need to not only bring the expert technical skills to the table, but also need to be able to communicate internally and externally with key stakeholders around usage cases for cloud offerings.​Buy-Side PerspectiveFrom a Buy-Side perspective, we have seen large global hedge fund clients looking to hire Encryption Engineers to build proprietary security layers into their existing infrastructure (often cloud-based). This is an obvious step in the right direction, given in the past it seemed many funds were scared by the prospects of putting their ‘secret sauce’ out in the cloud. Additionally, we have seen vast hiring across the Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) arena, most of whom, seem to be moving to Splunk given the versatility of the product. This is also consistent with what we have seen in Investment Banks this year.​From a recruitment standpoint, we see a huge amount of potential on the buy-side in 2018 and expect to see talents being directly targeted from the tech giants as these are the professionals with the most amount of exposure to novel data with the best skillsets for architectural remediation and hardening. ​Vendor PerspectiveAs the vendors continue to offer more and more comprehensive and integrated analytical solutions, the need to stay on top of the market and hire professionals that have experience with the most cutting-edge products becomes even more imperative. We have seen massive hiring across the vendor arena given the influx of investment and the urgent need for this analytical talent. The data being analyzed is ever-increasing and the adoption of AI is not quite keeping up with the workload for the SOC. Thus, we have still seen a steady stream of hiring within these types of positions including: threat hunters, incident responders and security engineers. Not only the vendors are hiring these professionals across the mid-senior level, but also the end-users are building their own in-house SOC’s to reinforce internal security measures creating more intelligent solutions on the network to detect vulnerabilities more quickly and readily. We have seen a large increase this year of around 20% higher than the industry standard this year in the compensation bands for someone with 3-5 years of experience with the abovementioned skills.​Glocomms’ cybersecurity recruitment practice is broken down across the vendor and end-user arenas as we have a commercial practice that offers talent solutions for our vendors across the entire product development lifecycle.As mentioned above, the adoption of intelligent threat hunting, incident response and vulnerability management has been clearly exhibited in a hiring trend of AI talent into the vendor and MSSP arena. ​Candidate TrendsAn interesting trend to note has been the movement of security professionals from the defense industry transition and partner with the financial services employees, in an attempt to continue to broaden the level of expertise and attention on security related problems. This talent is coming out of New York, Boston, Washington DC Metro Area, Texas, and California and heading to new security hubs forming in the Atlanta, South Carolina, Minneapolis and Colorado.Additionally, we have seen a large interest on the Financial Services side to hire talent from the Tech Giants given their background and exposure to massive amounts of data, enterprise level architecture, and forwards thinking technical skillsets.​Given the sheer magnitude of talent required, in the last 5 months, we have placed over 15 individuals for one Cybersecurity start-up that is still in stealth-mode on a retained basis! This project is ongoing and we expect to fill nearly 40+ roles this year with this one client given how perfectly our business models align, we have been able to deliver​Thus far in 2018 we have worked closely with a number of small to mid sized organizations (20-200 employees) on both Coasts undergoing large growth initiatives. Rapid growth is not uncommon for start-ups in this industry; these companies are primarily seeking analytical/AI talent, software engineers who are building their propriety platform and security professionals to advance the offerings. One interesting thing to note has been that security software engineers are receiving larger portions of equity given the impact their development of the platform will have on the multiplier attributed to the growth potential and in turn, value of the business.​For this type of endeavor we recommend a Multi-Hire Campaign (MHC) as we are able to best align our services with a companies specific and often urgent needs directly impacting our clients’ growth through an all-encompassing recruitment solution.​Many of our institutional clients are entirely revamping their security business units given the ever-changing nature of the available technology within the industry. As a result, we have staffed multiple senior, CISO/Strategic Leaders for our end-user clients whom will drive the growth initiatives going forward in 2018 and years to come. ​Mergers & AcquisitionsOur final cybersecurity market trend we wanted to highlight in this report corroborates the above with respect to focus and attention on new, cutting-edge, AI-driven threat management platforms. Security Vendors are being acquired by the big Tech Giants and large cyber players. The options are narrowing and the solutions are becoming far more comprehensive and integrated. Recent examples of this include: SQRRL were acquired by Amazon for $40 million; Phantom Cyber is being acquired by Splunk for $350 million; and CloudLock is bought by Cisco for $293 million. This showcases that the big-players are aware of the trends outlined above and are looking to eat up the market share and gain control of the growth and opportunity that is ravishing the emerging technologies marketplace. ​Diversity & InclusionDiversity and Inclusion awareness is at an all time high in the technology industry, with female representation and wage parity dominating the headlines. At Glocomms we find that identifying good practice, policies and initiatives to improve workforce diversity and inclusion are paramount for our clients. Throughout 2018, alongside our parent company, Phaidon International, we will be running a number of positive, action-orientated client events with relevant guest speakers and industry experts. The common themes of these initiatives will be to share pragmatic and proven successful practices that can tangibly improve diversity and inclusion within the workplace. By doing so our valued clients can enhance their access to wider talent pools for their meritocratic workplaces.​In relation to Cybersecurity – this is one of the most homogenized verticals within the technology arena and female-talent is highly scrutinized for being absent. Males hold 3 out of 4 jobs in tech, but specifically within cybersecurity, the numbers reflect that only 14% of the U.S. workforce in cybersecurity is female. [1] However, out of all of the areas within technology, we believe that Cybersecurity is the field that truly needs a diverse talent pool.​Working in Cybersecurity involves dealing with hugely complex issues and problems – teams need diversity so that problems are attacked with different viewpoints. At Glocomms we focus heavily on sourcing diverse talent within this field and working closely with our clients in creating a work environment to allow such talent to excel in their careers. In the past six months, 24% of the placements we have made in the Cybersecurity field are female. Whilst we still have a long way to go we are dedicated to doing our part to empower females to succeed in the industry.​In addition to females, Glocomms is committed to contributing to and being the driving force of change across all marginalized groups with respect to Diversity and Inclusion. Most recently, on March 24th, Glocomms was a sponsor for the second annual Out in Tech Talks[2], an event that united 400+ leading and aspiring LGBTQ+ and allied voices to advance the dialogue around diversity in tech and address the power of tech to create social change. It was an incredible event, showcasing the progress achieved while illuminating the massive amount of work left to do in reshaping the industry. Impressive panels included the leaders in Diversity and Inclusion at Amazon, Linked in and Youtube, an MD/Business Leader for the Cybersecurity business at a Leading Global Investment Bank and our own Executive Director at Glocomms.​Closing ThoughtsThis report was written and prepared by Giancarlo Hirsch, Vice President at Glocomms and accurate as of March 2018.​Glocomms has offices in NY and SF and is looking to launch offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Charlotte in the coming 18 months. For more information or to get in touch with the team at Glocomms, please do reach out to usa@glocomms.com!​-------About UsGlocomms is a leading specialist recruitment agency for the technology sector. We were founded in 2013 to give clients and candidates peace of mind that the recruitment process is in expert hands. Our continual investment in best-in-class technologies and consultant training enables us to recruit with speed, precision and accuracy. Today, Glocomms provides contingency, retained search and project-based contract recruitment across our offices in San Francisco, New York, London and Berlin. Find out how Glocomms can help you.

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