Boston Virtual CISO

Boston area Virtual CISO

Rob Black, CISSP is the Boston Virtual CISO (vCISO) who has improved the cybersecurity posture of many organizations. As the CEO & Founder of Fractional CISO, Rob oversees all client services.

As a Boston Virtual CISO, Rob provides varying levels of service to different organizations depending on their needs and is uniquely qualified to handle the vCISO role for your company.

A few of his career highlights include:

  • Served as Interim CISO for a well-known University in the Boston suburbs
  • Designed the cybersecurity strategy for several high growth SaaS companies
  • Provided risk assessments to a multi-billion-dollar financial services firm
  • Improved the product security of many high-tech firms
  • Assisted many companies with their SOC 2 and other audits.

Rob’s bio is hereLinkedIn profile is here, and highlights of his publication and speaking engagements are here.

Fractional CISO offers both packaged cybersecurity services and tailored solutions for more complex requirements.

Boston Virtual CISO Difference

Compared to other providers, our Boston Virtual CISO services have four key differentiators that result in a high quality, cost effective solution:

Boston Virtual CISO offering

What does a typical Boston Virtual CISO engagement look like?

A typical engagement with Fractional CISO consists of the following:

Boston Virtual CISO customized services

Securing Boston area tech companies

While the services above will go a long way to improve your cybersecurity posture, some companies require help executing specific projects or providing customized services.

Customized services may include a corporate or product security strategy, or it might be a Vulnerability Management program or Incident program management.

A Boston Virtual CISO can also help you throughout the entire security lifecycle of your SaaS offering. Many of our clients utilize AWS or Azure. We help them to optimize the security of their infrastructure.

Going Above and Beyond

Need help telling your security story to close a deal? Do your prospects require you to follow a cybersecurity standard?

We can help you with all types of go-to-market activities. We’ll even provide the security marketing content.

Finally, we can also:

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