Virtual CISO Advisory Service for expert cybersecurity program

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vCISO Service to assess Business security threats, risks compliance

With the rising risk of cyber-attacks, data breach and various compliance obligations, businesses of all sizes are on the lookout for search for VCISOs to help protect their interests in significant regulatory requirements. However, this is a critical field that often requires a lot of experience and expertise.

As a result, many small and medium sized businesses may not have the internal resources to adequately fill the CISO advisory position.

One option for these businesses is to seek out executive management through virtual CISO services.

Virtual CISO consulting services can provide the necessary experience and expertise to help businesses protect themselves from cyber-attacks. In addition, an efficient vCISO provider can also help businesses meet their compliance obligations. The Virtual CISO (vCISO) resourcing model reduces business risk, signal commitment to data security and enhance overall security posture.

By outsourcing your CISO function to a team of experienced security professionals, you can get the expertise you need without the high cost of hiring a full-time virtual chief information security officer.

With an interim CISO, businesses can benefit from having an experienced security professional on their team without having to incur the cost of a full-time employee. This resourcing model can help businesses of all sizes protect their data and ensure compliance with security standards.

What is a Virtual CISO?

Virtual CISO (vCISO) provider is an outsourced, part-time or on-demand remote security practitioner who assesses and helps IT security protocols and compliance programs to architect an organization’s security, data security strategy to boost overall security posture.

Hiring a Virtual CISO service could be a good option for organizations that need to fill a leadership role or comply with information security regulations but can’t afford to bring in a full-time, qualified CISO.

At times known as “Interim CISO,” “Resident CISO,” “Part-time CISO,” or “remote CISO,” engagement with a virtual CISO provider means a security and risk management specialist who provides support and advice for achieving cybersecurity program deliverables. They help manage and monitor a company’s overall security posture provide oversight and ensure compliance with cybersecurity best practices and frameworks.

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What are the services of a Virtual CISO?

A Virtual CISO is a service that is designed to help organizations with the assessment and implementation of business-critical security policies/standards, compliance posture and cyber resiliency program to provide guidance on how to best protect their data and resources.

A virtual chief information security officer can also offer strategic and operational leadership consultation on how to effectively build and implement a cybersecurity program that will protect against the latest threats.

One of the key roles and responsibilities of a virtual CISO is to provide the vision, strategy, direction, and implementation of different information security and compliance governance programs like:

  • ISO 27000 Series (e.g. ISO 27001)
  • National Information Security Technology NIST (e.g. NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-171)
  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
  • FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), and
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) etc.

A vCISO is also responsible for compliance regulations and expert assessment on new and emerging cybersecurity threats to safeguard an organization’s information assets (CIA triad i.e. Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability) by building holistic cyber security risks and mitigation programs.

In short: 

  • Organizational policies and procedures to be followed by employees
  • Processes adherence to policies
  • Monitoring policy to keep tabs on adherence to people, process, technology (PPT) frameworguidelines Correctiveive measures

Our top-tier vCISOs are dedicated to protecting your business-critical components from security threats and implementing information security programs within your cyber security budget.

Based on the fractional Cybersecurity Officer (CSO) model and strategy, processes, and culture, you gain access to our entire team of seasoned and experienced information security. You are in charge of creating and monitoring your customized security plan and security team operations.

They also work hand in hand with your organization’s infrastructure, people, and information security, along with your internal security team, to ensure your business is as well protected as it can be. The virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) is the most important individual on your security team, and you must choose the right one to elevate your cyber security strategy.

The Virtual CISO Advisory Services serve as a complete security team by carrying out:

  • End-to-End IT Security Operations
  • Security strategies and policies
  • Human Resources management
  • Business Continuity
  • Documentation of Cybersecurity best practices

How can a VCISO Service help your organization?

A Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (Virtual CISO or vCISO) is a cybersecurity expert who helps an organization with providing threat analysis, guidance and strategic oversight to an organization on all matters related to cybersecurity.

Hiring a full-time chief information security officer (CISO) can be expensive, with a total cash compensation ranging from $208K to $337K. This may not be possible for small or midsize organizations, especially those that aren’t heavily regulated.

Some specific ways, Virtual CISO services can assist an organization include:

The expert services of a Virtual CISO can help an organization in a number of ways, such as developing and Implementing security policies and procedures, Conducting risk assessments and reviews, and overseeing the development and implementation of security awareness and training programs. In addition, a Virtual CISO can also provide guidance on incident response plans and crisis management procedures.

What does a VCISO do?

  1. Developing and implementing a cybersecurity program strategy: A Virtual CISO can work with the organization to understand its infrastructure, information, critical assets, specific security needs and goals, and then help develop and implement a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy to meet those needs and goals.
  2. Advising on regulatory compliance: A Virtual CISO can help the organization understand and meet its regulatory compliance requirements, such as HIPAA or PCI DSS, and can provide guidance on how to demonstrate compliance to regulatory bodies.
  3. Conducting risk assessments: A Virtual CISO can help the organization identify and assess its cybersecurity risks, and can provide recommendations for how to mitigate those risks.
  4. Providing guidance on cybersecurity best practices: A Virtual CISO can provide the organization with guidance on best practices for protecting against cyber threats, including how to secure networks and devices, how to properly train employees on cybersecurity, and how to respond to a cybersecurity incident.
  5. Assisting with incident response: In the event of a cybersecurity incident, a Virtual CISO can provide guidance on how to respond and recover, including helping to coordinate with relevant stakeholders and assisting with the investigation of the incident.

  • Substantial cost saving
  • Boardroom Engagement
  • Vendor-neutral CISO consultancy
  • Regulatory compliance and GRC
  • Incident response
  • Policies and Process
  • Ongoing security awareness

Security Operations

Virtual CISO (vCISO) provider is an outsourced, part-time or on-demand remote security practitioner who assesses and helps IT security protocols and compliance programs to architect an organization’s security, data security strategy to boost overall security posture.

  • Team Efficacy
  • External threat management

Virtual CISO Committed To Security Posture

vCISOs and domain experts – from square one to the next level

8 key responsibilities of Virtual CISO (vCISO) Service

  1. Defines security strategy
  2. Information Security Risk Assessment
  3. Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  4. Security Framework GAP Analysis
  5. IT Security Assessments
  6. Program/Policy Creation & Implementation
  7. Table-top exercises to ensure continuity of operations
  8. Incident Response Plans

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