A typical engagement involves being on-site for two to three weeks of the first eight weeks of the process. On-site participation varies based on customer preference and the requirements of the engagement. For more details on the Fractional CISO offerings, check out our services and offerings.
More vCISO Benefits
The key benefit of hiring a Virtual CISO is that you get the same expertise and capability as a full-time CISO. But you don’t have the associated level of overhead, benefits, and training. A firm can achieve its security goals related to prioritization, risk evaluation and training. With the right virtual CISO services, you will enjoy security improvements sooner too. Less training time is needed to get this virtual expert up to speed with your company than a long-term new-hire would take.
Any company that values its virtual security will come to appreciate the experience that a vCISO brings to the table. With that said, not everyone only wants a part-time CISO. That’s why it’s possible to use a virtual CISO program year-round for long-term protection.
Whether your business decides to change its website infrastructure, test out a new server setup, or alter another piece of technology that’s crucial to your daily operations, a vCISO can reduce common information security concerns along the way. Few companies are currently considering hiring for virtual CISO jobs, and many of these organizations are leaving themselves at risk as a result.
Virtual CISO Requirements
It’s important for a CISO to have a sufficient background in security, to understand the security landscape. The CISO has to keep up to date with the latest in the security industry. How can you make sure that a prospective CISO is a security expert?
Cybersecurity credentials can help. A CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or CISM certificate is just part of the proof of capability for a CISO. The CISO needs to be able to talk intelligently about systems and compliance and translate that knowledge to teams. This role needs to have “people skills” as well as “tech skills” and expertise in the industry. That combination helps companies to safeguard their systems and re-organize for the business world of the future.
Next Steps with a Virtual CISO
If you would like to discuss whether a Virtual CISO is right for you, please give us a call for a complimentary consultation. We can be reached at (617) 658-3276 and our email is ⟶ [email protected]
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