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Jon Fenner

Chief Information Security Officer
United States
Toptal Member Since April 4, 2018

Jon has over 20 years of experience in leadership, web application design, development, and infrastructure using a variety of platforms, including React, Node.js, React Native, NoSQL, and MySQL. Jon is an exceptional communicator and works well individually and as a team player or leader.

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James Baker

Chief Information Security Officer
United States
Toptal Member Since September 21, 2022

James is an information security consultant with 25 years of professional experience in IT, specifically in the cybersecurity industry. His start with technology was in high school with early BASIC programming classes with a path to a degree in management information systems. James specializes in cloud security frameworks and security architecture.

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Joe Bagdon

Chief Information Security Officer
United States
Toptal Member Since April 4, 2022

Joe is a seasoned security and infrastructure engineering professional with experience performing application and network assessments, writing and enforcing policies, providing defense for an enterprise environment, and administrating infrastructures. He has in-depth knowledge of information security, information technology, and information warfare. Joe is a competent Python programmer, adding automation and integration that reduces workloads.

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Zlatko Unger

Chief Information Security Officer
United States
Toptal Member Since March 1, 2023

Zlatko is an experienced leader in information technology, security, risk, privacy, and compliance leader with fifteen years of experience. He is skilled in developing policies, procedures, and standards within highly regulated industries. Zlatko is adept at delivering comprehensive business solutions for increased productivity, cross-functional collaborations, and budget predictability to meet business needs and maintain organizational security.

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Gleidson Nascimento

Chief Information Security Officer
New Zealand
Toptal Member Since January 10, 2019

Gleidson is a highly experienced engineer with solid infrastructure automation architecture, design, development, and orchestration skills. Over the past 20 years, he has been responsible for automating large and complex environments, configuring hardware/network elements, continuously deploying code, and securing/hardening companies. Gleidson also has proven team leadership skills, including supervising, training, and mentoring teams.

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Gökay Pekşen

Chief Information Security Officer
Turkey
Toptal Member Since April 28, 2022

Gökay is a senior manager and principal advisor specializing in cyber security, information security, audit, and standards and regulations. He is highly skilled in enterprise security architecture and an expert in delivering sustainable protection and enhancing reputation and digital existence while enabling risk mitigation to prevent financial loss. Gökay has been working with different technologies, programming languages, and frameworks and is willing to embrace new and challenging projects.

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Ayhan Tek

Chief Information Security Officer
Canada
Toptal Member Since November 29, 2022

Ayhan is a cyber security professional experienced in implementing and managing cyber security and DevSecOps programs. He has worked on security projects for different industries, handling virtual CISO, risk assessment and management, threat modeling, and security architecture, audit, and training. He is keen on using SAST and DAST security tools and handling governance, risk, and compliance issues. Ayhan is a CISSP, CISM, TOGAF, and ITIL-certified professional willing to embrace new projects.

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Mohamed Badawi

Chief Information Security Officer
United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since September 27, 2022

Mohamed is a cybersecurity leader with an executive MBA degree and 20+ years of technology experience. He managed teams of 60+ members and built enterprise security solutions for 50+ organizations in the airline industry, military, public sector, and family businesses. Mohamed has solid technical knowledge in several cybersecurity domains, including cloud security architecture, governance risk and compliance, security leadership as the CISO, DevSecOps, digital forensics, and incident response.

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Rajesh Sayal

Chief Information Security Officer
India
Toptal Member Since November 29, 2022

Rajesh is a cybersecurity leader with 17+ years of experience ensuring the delivery of quality services within the defined SLA for client satisfaction. He specializes in IT service and infrastructure management, security operations center (SOC) functions, information security and governance, vulnerability management, application security, identity and access management (IAM), cloud security, and risk assessment. Rajesh is also skilled in developing and managing a high-performance team.

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Elias Diab

Chief Information Security Officer
Canada
Toptal Member Since February 28, 2023

Elias is a highly dedicated business, technical, and strategic information security, cybersecurity, and risk management officer, executive, consultant, advisor, expert, and specialist. With over 30 years of worldwide experience, he specializes in building, managing, and maintaining information security and cybersecurity programs designed to protect your organization's systems and assets from internal and external threats and help organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements.

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Elhadji Birahim NDIAYE

Chief Information Security Officer
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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How to Hire Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) through Toptal

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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 Chief Information Security Officer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Chief Information Security Officer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a Chief Information Security Officer 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 Chief Information Security Officer, 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 Chief Information Security Officer?

    To hire the right Chief Information Security Officer, 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 Chief Information Security Officers for your project.

  • How are Toptal Chief Information Security Officers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Chief Information Security Officers 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 Chief Information Security Officer with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Chief Information Security Officers ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire Chief Information Security Officers on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a Chief Information Security Officer 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 Chief Information Security Officers can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Chief Information Security Officers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Chief Information Security Officer 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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