The term Virtual CISO or vCISO may sound complicated but it’s really a simple concept. A vCISO works for your company a fraction of the time of a full-time CISO and is sometimes called a part-time CISO.
Our vCISO service can help you stay compliant and secure, so that you can focus on your core business objectives.
Our vCISO team led SOC-2 Readiness services help overcome internal resource limitations, prepares the important artifacts, documentation and maintain compliance requirements necessary for a smooth exam process.
HIPAA security officers oversee security risk assessments, monitor administrative, physical, technical, and organizational safeguards. Our vCISO team can assist organizations with limited expertise and resources.
Highly regulated organizations must prepare for the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Our vCISO team can help member firms and boards with cyber expertise to effectively oversee cybersecurity and privacy.
Regulated companies must annually certify their compliance in a submission to NYDFS. Our vCISO team help oversee the cybersecurity assessments, develop policies and procedures related to information governance and security controls.
With cybercriminals more active than ever, VCs and investors a start-up hope to attract are now demanding a proactive, robust approach to cybersecurity from the start. Our vCISO team can assist from startup and beyond.
Given the rise in data breaches, regulators have increased scrutiny on organizations protection of customer data. Our vCISO team can assist with assessing your company's compliance with relevant privacy regulations such as GDPR, CCPA/CPRA.
Although not every company requires a full-time CISO, every company has to protect its sensitive data and comply with applicable regulations. Due to a lack of security expertise, a small-midsize company may have greater security and compliance exposure than a large enterprise.
As more Companies are realizing the need for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), the demand has exceeded the supply. For highly-regulated industries it is even more important to have a subject matter expert responsible for oversight, leading security decisions and educating the management team on risks.
The considerations for whether a CISO has cybersecurity expertise include:
1. Whether the CISO has prior work experience in cybersecurity, including, for example, prior experience as an information security officer, security policy analyst, security auditor, security architect or engineer, security operations or incident response manager, or business continuity planner.
2. Whether the CISO has obtained industry certifications, military training or a degree in cybersecurity. A CISO should at a minimum be a current CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) which is an independent information security certification granted by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)².
3. Whether the CISO has knowledge, skills, or other background in cybersecurity, including, for example, in the areas of security policy and governance, risk management, security assessment, control evaluation, security architecture and engineering, security operations, incident handling, or business continuity planning.
What is a vCISO?
A vCISO is an outsourced security expert or team which provide cybersecurity insight to an organization on an ongoing basis, usually part-time and remotely.
On-demand access to Cybersecurity expertise when you need it and for as long as you need it!
Virtual CISO (vCISO) services help executives, security and technology teams secure information assets while supporting business operations with augmented cyber expertise to reduce business risk, show commitment to data security and enhance overall security posture.
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At Riskigy Cybersecurity and Tech Advisors, we offer a vCISO service that provides a comprehensive cybersecurity framework for your organization. The Riskigy CISO team can bring both strategic and operational leadership on cybersecurity to organizations that do not have the resources or a full-time person in the role. Our on-demand virtual CISO team can be far more cost effective than hiring a full-timer. We can fill in where you need it the most, helping your firm pull together important cybersecurity projects.
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