Cyber Security Recruitment

A long time ago, in a co-working space (not that) far, far away, Laurens and Melih Berk met each other. Melih Berk, who is an ethical hacker and Laurens who is an experienced recruiter, discussed the alarming need for technical cyber security professionals in The Netherlands. When Laurens mentioned his idea for setting up a niche cyber security company, Melih offered his help and expertise. Melih’s advise on how to find and train cyber security professionals helps us on our mission to fight the dark side of the web.

Cyber Security Recruitment Team

Laurens Jagt

Founder

Early in 2018 we decided to launch the first Dutch recruitment company with a 100% focus on cyber security. I am very passionate about closing the cyber security talent gap. Therefore, in 2021 we started the Guardianship, a dedicated cyber security traineeship program, focused on educating the next generation cyber security professionals. Prior to entering the cyber security field, I started the company Global Auditors: a recruitment agency that specialises in the recruitment of experienced (IT) Audit, Forensics, and Compliance talent (www.global-auditors.com).

Melih-Berk Eksioglu

Co-Founder

After completing two bachelor degrees in Computer Engineering and winning a government based cyber security hackathon, I started working as an Ethical Hacker back in 2013. Since then I have been an international cyber security consultant, trying to fight the dark side of the web. I advise CSR on how to find and train cyber security professionals because I know a lot of companies are facing a cyber security knowledge gap.

Ana Cazacu

Executive Search Consultant

With a background in executive search recruitment, I joined CSR to help connect the top senior talent in cyber security with opportunities that will shape their careers. I strongly believe companies thrive only when they are able to hire great talent – and I am driven by being the match maker that brings them together.

Stela Staleva

Recruitment Consultant

As someone who is by nature caring and with a hospitality background, I like to develop long-term relationships and be the match-maker between talented professionals and unique career opportunities. When I am not finding cyber professionals their dream jobs, I am acting as an ambassador for Future Females. My job is to organize monthly events in my home country Bulgaria which aim to increase the number of female entrepreneurs.

Lisa van de Ven

Recruitment Consultant

Call me the freelance whisperer. With a background in both hospitality and recruitment I am someone who generally loves playing the matchmaker. “Nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people not on strategies”. I am here to help!

Julia Mărăsescu

Recruitment Consultant

With a background in Safety & Security Management, I realized how challenging it can be for professionals to find their dream job in the cyber market. As a result, my mission became to connect cyber professionals with top clients in this field to combine their forces in tackling cyber security threats

Richella Becker

Recruitment Consultant

As a security-tech enthusiast, I work as a Recruitment Consultant and at the same time, I am pursuing the bachelor study Cybersecurity at Novi Hogeschool. I really enjoy getting to know cyber security professionals and understanding the hiring needs of companies!

Emma Gasparin

Digital Marketing

The Italian Digital Marketer!
I am currently finishing my Master in Digital Marketing at University of Amsterdam. I like everything from digital advertising and marketing to content and strategy creation and campaign management. I am a really sporty person: if I am not sitting in front of a laptop, usually I am running across the city or showing off my skills on a tennis court.

Cem Ahmed

Partner Manager

I am a big cyber security enthusiast myself. I have completed my bachelor’s in Safety and Security Management, followed by an educational track in Ethical Hacking. Currently, I am finishing my master’s in Crisis and Security Management while specialising in Cybersecurity Governance. My role at CSR includes helping organisations find security professionals and establishing the Guardianship training program.