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
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.
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.
My colleagues call me ‘offensive Eva’. However, don’t worry – it is not that I am cursing (a lot). I am just focused on the ‘offensive side’ of the cyber security market. Since I believe it is important to understand my candidates and the market, I make it a priority to follow up on the latest offensive Cyber Security news and trends. When I am not matching candidates to their dream jobs, you can find me walking my dog and trying new restaurants in the city.
I am Emma, the Italian Digital Marketer!
I recently graduated from the University of Amsterdam, where I am currently finishing my Master in Digital Marketing. 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.