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.
Our Fractional CISO and Layers of Protection provide small to mid-sized businesses a cost-effective alternative to the expense of a full-time CISO. Larger enterprises benefit from our extra set of eyes on cybersecurity and resiliency without adding headcount to internal teams.
The experts on our CISO team paired with our layers of protection help clients to fully assess risk and vulnerabilities, deliver a comprehensive strategy, and provide consistent ongoing security leadership, support and advocacy.
You can rely on a CISO from Riskigy to have the technical expertise, business acumen and communication skills to make an immediate difference.
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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.
Our vCISO Blueprint
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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Virtual CISO Resources:
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✔ Vetting a new investment or acquisition?
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✔ Seeking help with SOC2, PCI, or ISO readiness?
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