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Chief Information Security Officer – We Guarantee the Best CISO Candidates

Minimise the threat of cyber-attacks, hackers, nation states or e-criminals with a Chief Information Security Officer. As companies transition into a digital world, they are increasingly opened up to threats. A competent CISO will ensure the business is less vulnerable, and will strengthen the data security within the company.

At PALTRON, we understand how vast and significant the role of CISO is, so we have implemented a unique and comprehensive candidate search to ensure we find your best fit. With a network of more than 770.000, we can guarantee you will find the most suitable candidate. Get in touch today, and we will present candidates in just four weeks.

What role does the CISO play?

The CISO's goal is to protect all company-internal data and information. In addition to drafting and implementing guidelines and goals for the improvement of IT security, the Chief Information Security Officer creates a security process for all data-handling. As the size of your company grows, so too does the importance of a CISO.

Qualities of outstanding CISOs

  • Strong leadership skills: CISOs must be able to effectively lead and manage a team of security professionals.
  • Technical expertise: CISOs need a profound understanding of information security and how to protect systems from threats.
  • Thorough understanding of business operations: CISOs understand how an organisation's business operations work to develop effective security policies.
  • Excellent communication skills: CISOs can clearly communicate security risks and policies to staff, managers and other stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking: CISOs can think strategically about security risks and how to mitigate them.
  • Problem-solving skills: CISOs are able to quickly identify and solve security problems.
  • Adaptability: CISOs can adapt to changing security threats and trends.
  • Creativity: CISOs develop creative solutions to complex security problems.
  • Detail-oriented: CISOs are detail-oriented to identify potential security threats.
  • Organised: CISOs are well-organised to effectively manage the security of an organisation's information systems.
  • Patient: CISOs are patient when educating their staff on security best practices.

Owing to our eight years of executive search and consulting experience in the Digital Division, from start-ups to large-scale companies, we know what skills make a successful CISO. PALTRON’s profound market knowledge will help us to cover all aspects of your requirements – including the cultural fit. Get in touch to expand your team! 

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Director Europe



"We hired the first candidate PALTRON presented—amazing!"

"With PALTRON, we were able to recruit an IT security manager within a few weeks. We were able to find our new employee among the first set of candidates presented. Many thanks to Oliver Mantau and his team for their cooperation."

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With PALTRON, we have sought and found our new IT manager. Thanks to PALTRON's modern approach we were presented with really good candidates in a very short time. I particularly appreciated the communication with the team and the friendly manner in which PALTRON's employees were treated.

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Teamlead Employer Branding, Recruiting & Persönlichkeitsentwicklung


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