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Rafal Grzech

Freelance CISSP Architect
Poland
Toptal Member Since June 22, 2022

Rafal is a seasoned IT security specialist with extensive experience dealing with information security, management systems, risks, and compliance in challenging business environments. He combines solid technical knowledge with excellent strategic thinking, analytical, leadership, and managerial skills to match technology and business accurately. Rafal excels in delivering extensive and challenging programs for big organizations.

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John Mbuthia, M.Sc., CISSP

Freelance CISSP Architect
Canada
Toptal Member Since February 13, 2023

John has 17+ years of experience managing all aspects of IT and cybersecurity for Fortune 500 organizations and small operations. His expertise includes risk mitigation through balanced processes and controls, BCM, GRC, IAM, security operations, third-party risk, social media brand protection, training and awareness, physical security controls, incident response table-top exercises, and vulnerability management. John has consistently created compliant environments safe from emerging threats.

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Andrew Olson

Freelance CISSP Architect
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since November 19, 2021

Andrew is a seasoned security leader covering the strategy and architectures of complex digital security, cloud, and enterprise initiatives. He has extensive experience working with multidisciplinary teams and C-suite leaders across the banking, finance, technology, and retail sectors. Experienced in leading, consulting, devising, and executing strategies, Andrew maintains a highly technical skillset and enjoys advising on digital and cloud platform security and transforming business security.

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Ying Wu

Freelance CISSP Architect
Canada
Toptal Member Since November 24, 2022

Ying is a seasoned software architect with over two decades of experience designing, implementing, and delivering secure heterogeneous solutions that contribute to customer success. He has led development teams to provide software solutions in mobile handhelds, payments, warehouse solutions, and big data.

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Ilia Tivin

Freelance CISSP Architect
Singapore
Toptal Member Since November 8, 2022

Ilia is a cybersecurity professional and a public speaker who has worked with clients in various domains such as government, defense, manufacturing, banking, and finance. He has designed secure, resilient, and adaptable architectures that stand the test of time. Ilia's broad background includes advising executive management on strategic security initiatives and how to progress them in the organization.

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Christian Fernandez

Freelance CISSP Architect
Spain
Toptal Member Since May 17, 2021

Chris is a pioneer in ethical hacking and a Linux systems engineer with multiple certifications and 22 years of experience. He is well-known in ethical hacking and open source communities and mentioned in books and documentaries. Chris was adding, securing, and auditing networks, servers, and systems before security engineers and DevSecOps existed. His expertise includes network protocols, low-level programming languages like C and Go, Ruby and Python scripts, and many cloud and systems tools.

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Kanwaljeet Singh

Freelance CISSP Architect
India
Toptal Member Since January 31, 2023

Kanwal is a cloud security architect with over a decade of experience with Azure, IT security operations, security information and event management (SIEM), information security, and vulnerability management. His expertise is backed by various cybersecurity certifications from vendors such as ISC2, Microsoft, Cisco, and Palo Alto Networks. Kanwal is currently working on projects related to the cloud and cybersecurity.

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Elhadji Birahim NDIAYE

Freelance CISSP Architect
Canada
Toptal Member Since January 3, 2023

Elhadji is an architect and senior project manager with over ten years of experience in IT, cybersecurity, and infrastructure. He has numerous certifications (PMP, CISM, CISA, AWS-SAP, CCIE Written Sec, CCDP, CCNP Sec, CCNP Datacenter, WSFE, and ACFE, to name a few). He customizes long-term solutions for clients while ensuring immediate fixes. Elhadji has written cybersecurity programs and processes, redesigned architecture, completed audits, and implemented data centers in various sectors.

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Brian Stanek

Freelance CISSP Architect
United States
Toptal Member Since October 18, 2022

Brian Stanek has been in information technology for over 25 years. He has experience as a full-stack developer, architect, and cybersecurity professional. He holds several cyber certifications and has developed cybersecurity programs and defenses and orchestrated risk assessments and audits. He is currently an information security officer overseeing the cybersecurity teams for a hospital. Brian implements corporate policies and cybersecurity technology and manages all incident responses.

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Christopher Young

Freelance CISSP Architect
United States
Toptal Member Since October 4, 2022

Christopher is an experienced principal consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the private and public industries. He is skilled in security, software development, enterprise architecture, operations management, IT strategy, cloud computing, and training. As a consulting professional with a business administration doctorate, Christopher focuses on information systems and enterprise resource management.

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Don Kuecker

Freelance CISSP Architect
United States
Toptal Member Since September 17, 2021

Don identifies company security risks and creates mitigation strategies using the tools and applications most appropriate for their environment. He implements technologies to address security requirements for existing legacy technologies, merging business concerns and migrations to new strategies such as cloud offerings and their subsequent iterations. Don establishes consensus between departments and business entities based upon solid communication skills and current security risk knowledge.

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How to Hire CISSP Architects Through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of engineering will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right CISSP architect for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new CISSP architect for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a CISSP architect with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your CISSP architect, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a CISSP architect?

    To hire the right CISSP architect, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect CISSP architects for your project.

  • How are Toptal CISSP architects different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our CISSP architects to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire a CISSP architect with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched CISSP architects ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire CISSP architects on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a CISSP architect on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our CISSP architects can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal CISSP architects?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your CISSP architect begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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