Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)
In addition, it’s hard to find and retain talent in the security field. That’s why external help from trusted and experienced security providers (MSSP) is desirable. It lets companies optimize on staff cost and plug holes in coverage.
It simply doesn’t make sense for smaller businesses to invest in a full-time CISO when they can hire a virtual CISO and get the specialty skills needed to create and deliver strategic information security services at a fraction of the cost.
In large enterprises. CISOs require additional independent vision on the cybersecurity management in order to identify gaps and blind spots in the enterprise security posture. Hiring a trusted vCISO is the most cost-effective and resource friendly option available. What does a vCISO do? A vCISO is capable of leading the charge in identifying and analyzing threats, devising strategic security plans, establishing compliance with industry standards, and conducting vendor risk assessments as well as fulfilling other information security needs.
The vCISO service helps businesses take control of information security by providing outsourced cybersecurity advisors to develop and implement a cybersecurity strategy that guards sensitive information, strengthens brand protection, improves incident response, and provides for rapid disaster recovery. What are the benefits of having a vCISO?
Helps in-house CISOs stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the cybersecurity field and have access to industry-leading best practices Establishes top tier security posture and improves incident response Is optimized for and scalable to enterprises of any size (SMBs, large enterprise, federal government), thus providing the best KPIs for the investment Enhances the strategic focus needed to combat cybersecurity threats that are constantly evolving and expanding
Provides access to experienced cyber-security consultants for ongoing advisory services on cybersecurity Adds significant value in cybersecurity management with help of experienced independent practitioners focused only on information security Offers independent vision on current cybersecurity posture to help identify gaps and blind spots that may create a risk of data breach