Service Relocations

Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)

It is often not feasible for a small to even mid-sized organisation to employee their own in-house Chief Information Security Officer. In these situations, it may be more cost effective to hire the services of a virtual CISO.

A virtual CISO or vCISO is a skilled and experienced cybersecurity professional who provides the same level of expertise and guidance as an in-house CISO but typically on a remote, on-demand basis.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Security Strategy
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance Assurance
  • Incident Response
  • Vendor Management
  • Security Awareness
  • Technology Evaluation
  • Reporting and Communication

Additional in-house cybersecurity professionals may also be needed to take responsible for protecting IT infrastructure, edge devices, networks, and data. These roles may also be fully outsourced and form part of a service agreement via one of our Managed Cyber Security Services options.

Our vCISO service provides organisations with access to a cyber security expert at an executive level on either a half or full day basis for consulting and / or support. This service is designed to assist organisations in structuring and managing their cyber security requirements effectively at both a board and executive level.

A vCISO brings high-level expertise without the cost of a full-time executive, offering strategic leadership in areas such as risk management, incident response, compliance, and the overall security architecture.

The vCISO ensures that cyber security strategies align with the business objectives and regulatory requirements of the organisation. This role involves critical functions like developing security policies, overseeing the implementation of security measures, managing the response to cyber security incidents, and liaising with stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the company’s security posture.

The service is particularly beneficial for organisations that need to enhance their cyber security governance but may not have the resources to hire a full-time senior security executive.