Advice From Recruiters on How to Attract the Best and Brightest Security and Privacy Leadership

Demand for experienced and effective data security and privacy leadership is far outpacing supply. The Cybersecurity Law Report spoke to executive recruiters about finding and compensating chief technology officers, chief information security officers and chief privacy officers. In this article, we discuss their advice on defining a search, what skills to look for and their insight on market salaries. “Recruitment of top C-level executives in security, digital risk and privacy is a strategic and competitive undertaking. Globally, organizations are faced with the challenge of assessing and selecting the best and brightest leaders where titles, experience and credentials vary greatly across the cyber-executive landscape,” Tracy Lenzner, CEO of the executive search firm Lenzner Group, told us. See “How to Effectively Find, Compensate and Structure Cybersecurity Leadership (Part One of Two)” (Dec. 14, 2016); Part Two (Jan. 11, 2017).

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