Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (V-CISO)
WHAT IS A V-CISO?
A Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), or V-CISO, is a service provided to organisations where there is a requirement for a CISO and for the development of an information security strategy, but a fulltime role is not justified.
The V-CISO allows organisations to have the experience and support of a CISO in a more affordable and efficient way. The V-CISO will be present and able to deliver advice and governance at senior management and board level with regards to security posture, and advice on security strategy for the business.
WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER A V-CISO?
Need Information Security strategy, governance and policy, but don’t require a full time Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at circa £80-£120k per annum?
Setting a cyber security strategy ensures that the business is capable of meeting statutory requirements, future resource and budget is spent efficiently, leading to a complete security programme with strong return on investment, and a high-level of assurance for the board members.
With the average breach costing 10’s of thousands of pounds, and the risk and threat growing daily, the V-CISO ensures that the organisation’s people, processes, and information security systems are protected. The V-CISO provides a cost-effective way to get expertise and C-level security strategy.
The V-CISO gives the board and executive management a security overview in business terms, ensuring coherent understanding of the risks to the business from poor security practices and processes, and offering Information Security advice on strategy and budget to help meet agreed outcomes and requirements.
BluescreenIT have been involved in information security for over a decade and have always focused on application of security principles and practices. With a wealth of experience working with companies from small scale local enterprises to multinational groups, we are experienced enough to provide you with specialist security services. Experienced in industry from finance to military to manufacturing to corporate, we know security systems!
HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK/ MONTH/ YEAR DO I NEED A V-CISO?
This is entirely dependent on your circumstances and security requirements. The initial assessment will determine the requirements for your V-CISO and will be tailored to suit your organisational needs.
The V-CISO is typically retained by your business, anything from one day per month period, and will be flexible in offering more days should the need arise.
V-CISO pricing per day
1 year contract price: £650 per day.
3 year contract price: £600 per day.
Typical number of days
Number of employees Number of days
Up to 50 1
500+ Tailored to suit
WHAT SERVICES ARE TYPICALLY INCLUDED WITH THE V-CISO?
A variety of services are provided within the V-CISO which are discussed and agreed with you and tailored to suit your specific business requirements.
- Deliver and implement information security governance policy and strategy.
- Provide awareness and advice on legislative and regulatory compliance.
- Provide senior level presentations on the security stance of the company.
- Bridge the gap between technical and executive/ management.
- Establish and/ or advise a security steering group or committee.
- Build metrics to prove return on investment and success of a security programme.
- Provide a holistic view on security ensuring overlap of corporate, physical and cyber.
- Development of targeted security awareness programmes.
- Drive any audit or compliance/ standards requirement.
CONTACT US AND SET YOUR CYBER SECURITY STRATEGY NOW!