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What is a Virtual CISO or vCISO?

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A Virtual CISO (vCISO) performs exactly the same function as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  This role is the executive responsible for information and data security from Risk analysis and overall Security Architecture, through to ensuring the necessary controls are in place for critical functions such as data backups and access management.  The vCISO however is not a member of the internal business executive team, or even an employee of the business but instead is an external resource.

Whether a single dedicated Security Professional or a Security partner, using the services of a vCISO allows a business to leverage the expertise and experience of potentially a whole team of Security experts that they otherwise simply would not have, or have the resources to acquire in-house.

In addition, contrary to having a full-time, permanent CISO on board, a vCISO can be brought in on a part-time basis, for specific projects (such as to design and deliver base security strategy and processes) or just retained to be called upon as need arises.

Our vCISO service is delivered by our team of experienced consultants who work across a wide range of industries.  Talk to us about what a vCISO can do for your organisation.

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