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Covenant Technologies Announces New ISRF (Information Security Recruiting Framework) Certification

Covenant Technologies, a leading provider of cybersecurity and IT recruiting solutions announces the launch of its ISRF CS-01 certification. Amidst the growing demand for cybersecurity experts and the accompanying shortfall, Covenant has a proven formula for selecting the best cybersecurity and IT experts for their clients. That selection formula comes from the depth and breadth of Covenant’s knowledge in the cybersecurity industry. The revolutionary ISRF certification passes that knowledge onto IT and technical recruiters, benefitting the recruiter and their team or clients.

“We’ve discovered that the growing crisis in cybersecurity recruiting and placement isn’t coming solely from a lack of candidates. It’s driven by the lack of knowledge in selecting candidates for a given company. I experienced this first hand during my years as a CISO. Although I was receiving a high quantity of candidates, it was clear that quality was lacking,” states CEO  Casey Marquette. He continues, “We provide that expertise as an executive recruiting firm to Fortune 500 companies. However, with the growing demand for cybersecurity experts in small to midsize businesses, we must create processes to educate recruiters in all organizations to fight against the ever-increasing information security war. Recruiters are on the front lines for these organizations. We believe ISRF will become a standard for ensuring IT Recruiters can find the best candidates for the job at hand.”

Board Member Marene Allison agrees, “As a CISO, the hardest part was not finding cybersecurity talent, it was ensuring that the internal recruiting staff had the needed cybersecurity knowledge to help reduce the time for a candidate to find the right job and ensure the team has the right talent.”

Covenant’s ISRF Certification ensures that IT and cybersecurity recruiters gain a specialized level of foundational knowledge that provides a pathway to success in the cybersecurity industry. Certified recruiters are more capable of forming successful connections between cybersecurity candidates and prospective employers, bridging the gap between supply and demand in this industry.

“As a CISO, I would strongly recommend (mandate if I had the authority) that my recruiters be certified as recruiting is probably a top-3 challenge for most CISOs these days,” stated one ISRF evaluator. This certification is a difference-maker.

Covenant’s Chief Operating Officer, Sal Trovato, continued, “Covenant’s founding principles are all about giving back. We’ve found a winning formula for our Fortune 500 clients regarding IT and cybersecurity recruiting. But we can’t do this alone. The need for recruiters to be capable of effectively representing the qualifications of cybersecurity professionals and prospective employers continues to grow. ISRF is part of the solution.”