Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
A dedicated, outsourced, Virtual Chief Information Security Officer to strategise, manage and optimise your cybersecurity practice.
What is a Virtual CISO?
We understand that a full-time in-house CISO might not make business sense for every organisation. However, you do need an experienced and passionate leader at the helm of your cybersecurity practice. Gain access to a security practitioner who uses the culmination of their years of cybersecurity and industry experience to help your business with developing and managing the implementation of your information security program.
Reduce In-house Cost and Liability
- Perfect solutions for niche
- Access to a broad range of skills
- Reduced stress and effort on employees in-house
End-to-end Cybersecurity Management
As you focus on running your business, your dedicated, virtual, outsourced CISO ensures that all aspects of your organisational security run like clockwork.
A virtual CISO can orchestrate:
- Cybersecurity strategy
- Policies and procedures
- Governance and Risk assessment
- Proactive cybersecurity
Why You Need A CISO
Cybersecurity needs are congruent with the size of your organisation, understanding your organisation's threat environment should be the first thing you do before you decide to hire a chief information security officer. Depending on the intricacy of your threat environment, your organisation can prioritize its security.
Improved cybersecurity policies can help employees better understand how to maintain the security of data and applications. For your business to have effective information security policies and procedures in place and for it to be maintained, you may require the expertise and experience of a CISO.
Organisations in certain industries handle and on some occasions store extensive amounts of sensitive information, for example in the healthcare and finance industry. This causes them to be heavily regulated, therefore they require an extensive and comprehensive cybersecurity solution compared to regular businesses.
Cybersecurity has become a top priority of business around the world, this has led to an increase in demand for experts. Unfortunately, the demand for business information security professionals exceeds the available skillsets. Finding the right experience and expertise at an affordable cost may be a challenging task for businesses, which is why a Virtual CISO may be the perfect solution.
Key Roles CISOs Perform
A key role for a CISO within your organisation is to provide guidance on your cybersecurity program on a strategic level. Along with guidance, it is a CISO’s responsibility to make sure organisations remain compliant with cybersecurity standards, policy, regulations and legislation.
Make sure that the objectives of your organisation’s cybersecurity program are in line with the objectives that your organisation hopes to achieve. One key function of this role is to ensure clear communication between security personnel and key stakeholders.
CISOs play an important role when it comes to providing business leaders with intelligence on key cybersecurity trends, in addition to providing upper-level management with a consolidated and comprehensive view of their organisation's cybersecurity posture.
A CISO oversees how well internal teams handle a cybersecurity incident when it is identified. If needed a CISO is expected to step in and manage incident response, i.e. in a major security breach
crisis management is the responsibility of the CISO. During a security incident, it is the CISO’s responsibility to bring a level of clarity to the key internal and external stakeholders.
Implementing existing business continuity and disaster recovery plans is another key role of a CISO. Security incidents can have numerous effects on an organisation’s wellbeing, for example, ransomware incidents can cause downtime as the business recovers. A CISO can play a vital role in managing business continuity in the aftermath of a security incident.
Another key role of a CISO is to promote a culture of strong information security, to facilitate broad security cultural change across their organisation, the CISO should act as a thought leader, continually communicating their strategy and vision. This can be effectively achieved by tailoring communications to different parts of the organisation and being topical for the intended audience
There is a significant risk to your organisation’s information security via the suppliers and service providers you work with. A CISO can help ensure that consistent vendor management processes are in place to mitigate these information security risks.
It is also the responsibility of a CISO to use the allocated budget towards an organisation's cybersecurity program efficiently and effectively. A CISO can help an organisation make decisions when it comes to investing in cybersecurity smartly.
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What is a Virtual CISO?
A virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) is a professional who provides expert cybersecurity advice and guidance to organizations on a part-time or project basis. They work remotely and provide the same services as an in-house CISO, such as developing and implementing security policies, identifying and managing risks, and ensuring compliance with industry regulations.
What virtual CISO services does your company offer?
Our company offers a wide range of virtual CISO services, including:
- Developing and implementing cybersecurity policies and procedures
- Identifying and assessing cyber risks
- Compliance management, including HIPAA, SOC 2, PCI-DSS and other regulatory compliance
- Incident management and incident response planning
- Providing guidance on IT security best practices
- Security awareness training for employees
- Performing regular security assessments and penetration testing
How is Stickman Cyber different from other virtual CISO providers in Australia?
Our company differentiates itself by offering highly experienced and qualified virtual CISOs with a diverse skill set. Our team of experts stay up-to-date with the latest threats, best practices, and regulations. We also offer a customized approach to each client, ensuring that the services we provide align with the specific needs of the organization.
How does your company help me with cybersecurity compliance?
Our company can help you comply with industry regulations such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SOC 2, and others by providing assessments, monitoring and reporting to ensure that your organization is following the necessary security controls and protocols. Additionally, our team of security experts can provide guidance and support in developing and implementing policies and procedures to meet compliance requirements. We also provide regular compliance reporting and certification as per the client's requirement.
How does your company help me manage cyber risks?
Our company helps you manage cyber risks by identifying and assessing potential risks to your organization, and implementing controls to mitigate those risks. We also provide regular security assessments and penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities in your network and applications. Our team of experts will also provide guidance on threat intelligence and incident management to help you respond quickly and effectively to potential threats.
How much does your virtual CISO service cost?
The cost of our virtual CISO service varies depending on the specific needs of the client. We offer customized packages to meet the unique requirements of each client and can provide a quote after evaluating your organization's security needs.
How do I get started with your virtual CISO service?
To get started with our virtual CISO service, please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our security experts. During the consultation, we will discuss your organization's specific needs and objectives and provide you with a proposal and quote for our services.
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