Alta Associates Named as a Forbes’ Top 100 Best Executive Recruiting Firms

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Alta Associates, a woman-owned executive search firm specializing in Cybersecurity, Information Security, IT Risk Management, GRC, and Privacy, has been recognized as one of the top 100 of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms by Forbes. Having successfully partnered with global enterprises for 31 years, Alta Associates has an unprecedented track record of placing Chief Information […]

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Alta Associates will continue to be a Thought Leadership Partner for the annual Cybersecurity Women on Capitol Hill Event

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The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy (EWF) hosted the inaugural EWF Cybersecurity Women on Capitol Hill Public Private Symposium on May 16, 2017. This historic gathering of 125 women cybersecurity executives was the first ever of its kind. EWF cybersecurity executives shared their expertise as well as established a platform […]

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Alta Associates is proud to be a Thought Leadership Partner for EWF Capitol Hill Public/Private Symposium

by Mary Wei

 FLEMINGTON, NJ, MAY 10, 2017  More than 100 executive women in cybersecurity will participate in the inaugural “EWF Cybersecurity Women on Capitol Hill Public/Private Symposium,” on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Sponsored by the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy, the event will serve as a conduit between policymakers and women leaders in cybersecurity who […]

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Cybersecurity is a Board-Level Imperative

by Mary Wei

By: Joyce Brocaglia, CEO of Alta Joyce BrocagliaAssociates and Founder of Executive Women’s Forum Enterprises today face a threat landscape that continues to evolve and become increasingly more perilous. Boards recognize the need for their companies to become resilient and the important role that cybersecurity leaders and their teams play in accomplishing that goal. As […]

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Research Shows Women in Cybersecurity Face Under-representation, Discrimination and Stagnating Careers

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The 2017 Women in Cybersecurity Report underscores the value of engaging, developing and advancing women leaders. FLEMINGTON, NEW JERSEY, MARCH 15, 2017- The 2017 Women in Cybersecurity Report released today shows that even as the need for security professionals grows, women continue to be an under-utilized resource. The report, co-authored by the Executive Women’s Forum on […]

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Using Retained Search as a Risk Reduction Measure for CISOs- Interview with Joyce Brocaglia, CEO of Alta Associates

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Using Retained Search as a Risk Reduction Measure for CISOs Published on November 29, 2016 by Ed Amoroso, Founder and CEO of TAG Cyber Few technology disciplines have seen as much career management change as cyber security. Born as a sleepy technical focus in the 1980’s, the closest an early security professional would come to […]

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Alta Associates has formed a partnership with The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2

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Women’s Cybersecurity and Risk Management Forum Partners With (ISC)2 There Has Been a Dramatic Shift In the Hunt for Seasoned Cybersecurity Talent In the Last 36 Months. Every Sector Is In Need, But With High Demand and Short Supply Lines a ‘Bidding War’ Is Underway. Cyber Headhunter Joyce Brocaglia Takes Us Inside Her Latest Initiatives […]

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Alta Associates Lends Expertise to New Report Calling for Revolutionary Approach to Cyber Security

by Mary Wei

Alta Associates Lends Expertise to New Report Calling for Revolutionary Approach to Cyber Security 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual Names Alta Associates a Distinguished Vendor Flemington, NJ (Sept. 8, 2016) Today Alta Associates announced the joint release of the first-annual 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual — Practical Handbook and Reference Guide for the Working Cyber Security […]

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Alta Associates Announces Inaugural Scholarship for Women and Minorities.

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The $6,000 scholarship awards one recipient a full year’s tuition to the Leadership Journey program. FLEMINGTON, NJ (PRWEB) APRIL 04, 2016 Alta Associates, the leading boutique executive search firm specializing in cybersecurity and founders of the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) announced the “Alta Associates Leadership Development Scholarship for […]

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Hunt Scanlon recognizes Alta Associates as a Top 20 ‪Cybersecurity Recruiter

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Executive Search Review: Cybersecurity Recruiting Special Issue: No.1  2016 Full publication can be viewed here: http://websrv1.huntscanlon.com/…/ESR_cyberSecurity_issue-1.… Scrambling for Cybersecurity Leaders is Big Business for Recruiters: In the mid-1990s, when Joyce Brocaglia took on her first assignment to help build an information security operation for Citibank, it was a very different world. No one knew how much […]

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Alta Associates in Newsweek Article

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  Searching for CyberSecurity Executives? So are we. Constantly. The full article can viewed as a pdf here: http://www.altaassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Alta-Newsweek.jpg  When the Russians hacked into Citibank in 1994, Alta Associates was retained to build the first ever information security organization. Twenty years later, they are recruiting Chief Information Security Officers and the teams that support them for companies that are […]

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Building World Class Cybersecurity Teams – Alta Associates is featured in Hunt Scanlon’s Executive Search State of the Industry report

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BUILDING WORLD CLASS CYBER SECURITY TEAMS – Joyce Brocaglia, Founder and CEO of Alta Associates, Examines the Evolution of the Information Security Sector The full article can be viewed as a pdf here: Building World Class Cybersecurity Teams Twenty years ago the world was really a different place in terms of technology and the amount of data […]

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Joyce Brocaglia, CEO, Alta Associates, Quoted in Reuters Article – Gender Gap Widens in Cyber Security Field Long Dominated by Men

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BOSTON | BY JIM FINKLE Women account for just one out of 10 cyber security professionals, as the gender gap widened over two years in a male-dominated field with a drastic workforce shortage, a survey showed. ISC2, the largest organization that certifies cyber professionals, said on Monday that a poll of nearly 14,000 information security […]

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Joyce Brocaglia Highlighted in K logix’s September 2015 Issue “Feats of Strength”

by Mary Wei

Check out Joyce on page 10! http://www.klogixsecurity.com/feats-strength-september-2015-issue/

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Silicon Valley Business Journal: A Severe Diversity Gap Comes to Light at Computer Security Firms – Joyce Brocaglia, CEO of Alta Associates Quoted in Article

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Article by: Angela Swartz, Tech reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal The dearth of women and minorities in computer security came into sharper focus at the RSA security conference in San Francisco with a workforce study that showed the industry lagging even the paltry numbers at Silicon Valley’s larger technology companies. The 2015 ISC² workforce study shows 10 percent […]

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Joyce Brocaglia, Founder, CEO, President featured in NJBIZ

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Alta Associates specializes in finding firms top level experts. Click on the link below to read the full article in NJBIZ: NJBIZ ARTICLE featuring Joyce Brocaglia  

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Joyce Brocaglia, Alta CEO, Quoted in The Wall Street Journal – As Cyber Threats Soar, So Do CISO Salaries

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The search for chief information security officers has become a seller’s market as companies rush to hire security experts in the wake of several high-profile cyberattacks. High demand, coupled with a shortage of talent, is leading to compensation that is “zooming up on an almost daily basis,” said Peter Metzger, vice chairman at executive recruiter […]

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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): IT Security Enters the C-suite

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High-profile data breaches at well-known companies such as Home Depot, Staples and Sony have shined a bright spotlight on data security, or the lack of it. But these breaches have also raised an alarm within these public companies and other organizations. Many more companies, including big IT service providers, have elevated the job of IT security to the C-level, a highly visible response to what is now a highly visible issue.

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MasterCard Sues Nike and Its Former CISO Over Poaching

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MasterCard Inc’s lawsuit against Nike Inc. underscores the growing difficulty of finding cybersecurity talent – particularly chief information security officers – as companies seek to bolster their defenses in the face of increasing security breaches. In a complaint, filed Wednesday in federal court, MasterCard alleges that the footwear company conspired with its ex-CISO William Dennings and former head […]

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‘Negative Joblessness’ In InfoSec

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Characterizing the state of employment among American information security practitioners, executive recruiter Joyce Brocaglia says, “We are experiencing negative unemployment in the field of information security.” Brocaglia, chief executive of the boutique executive recruiting firm Alta Associates, hit it on the nail. An Information Security Media Group analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data, […]

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Joyce Brocaglia Announced as 2015 CSO Compass Award Recipient

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CSO’s 2015 Compass Awards Recognize Innovation, Achievement and Leadership by Security Executives Honorees to receive award at the CSO50 Security Confab + Awards Conference February 23-25, 2015 Framingham, MA – December 17, 2014 – IDG Enterprise’s CSO—the premier security media brand providing insight into business risk leadership—is proud to announce the 2015 CSO Compass Award […]

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SANS Honors People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity in 2014

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BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — SANS Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the SANS 2014 Difference Makers awards. While the headlines focus on security breaches, there are thousands of security practitioners out there who are quietly succeeding and keeping their companies and customers safe from attacks. The SANS Difference Makers award […]

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Joyce Brocaglia Named Top 25 NJ Leading Woman Entrepreneur

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Our founder and President, Joyce Brocaglia received the Leading Women Entrepreneur’s recognition award today for being an outstanding New Jersey Business Woman!

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Leadership Journey

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One of the most critical challenges any organization faces is the ability to attract, develop, and retain the caliber of talent that can lead them into the future. Recent studies from Catalyst, the US research organization and McKinsey & Company suggest a link between gender balance and performance. Taking very different approaches to the data, […]

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Joyce Brocaglia Featured in CIO Review

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There has been a great increase in the number of companies making strategic hires in information security and IT Risk. Two of the driving forces behind this increased demand are the volume and complexity of threats and attacks on organizations and new regulatory requirements demanding compliance. The roles and responsibilities of the Chief Information Security […]

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