Often the role of a CISO as a Service professional involves coming in and helping existing teams to manage cybersecurity in a tough environment where so many threats abound.
For example, some firms have a point person to whom too much is delegated: the CTO or CIO may be completely overloaded with other types of responsibilities, and not up to the challenge of individually maintaining cybersecurity programs.
In other cases, a mid-level manager may be hastily promoted to deal with cybersecurity. Many of these individuals feel they’re not entirely up to the challenge, or that they could use some key assistance in making sure that everything in the business is fully secure against cybercrime.
Keep in mind this isn’t to suggest that the people in-house are not skilled or professional enough to manage a crisis. It’s a case of structure and organization – in so many cases, a little help from CISO as a Service goes a long way, and with this partnership in place, the in-house staff are well able to direct the security of the company.
A CISO professional is a senior level member of a security team, a person who is responsible for maintaining a company’s security vision and strategy.
The CISO as a Service member works with information assets and technologies to make sure they are protected from harm or theft.
Any company that does not have a dedicated CISO should consider CISO as a Service as a way to outfit and enhance an org structure.
In a CISO as a Service setup, the CISO will: