What is a Virtual CISO?

A virtual CISO (vCISO) brings both strategic and operational leadership in Cybersecurity to business.

Chief Information Security officers (CISOs) are highly sought after, expensive and hard to come by.

A vCISO is an outsourced security provider who offers their skillset and insight to an organization on an ongoing basis without bias.

A Typical Virtual CISO will have:

  1. spent years in the industry,
  2. Has a wealth of experience having dealt with a wide variety of scenarios.
  3. Develops a Cybersecurity Program
  4. Engaged to design the organization’s security strategy, engineer and project manage the implementation.
  5. Ability to Report, Document and Present to C-Level, key stakeholders, regulators and Internal IT teams.
  6. Provides ongoing support and strategy to ever changing attack surface.

6 Reasons to have Sedara as your vCISO

  1. In-depth understanding of the threat landscape, regulatory and compliance requirements. From NIST to PCI to Breach, Sedara has implemented well over 800 security projects.
  2. Cost and Retention. Most CISO’s are retained for 2 years or less and generally burnout from either office politics or reporting requirements. vCISO’s are results driven and cost 30-40 percent of CIO’s.
  3. Project managers define an appropriate strategy and roadmap and are vendor agnostic
  4. Tactical to Strategic execution. Whether you have an immediate threat or long term security vision, we no only recommend the work, we do it.
  5. Require little or no Internal Training. vCISO have an abundance of resources at their fingertips without needing to understand the inner workings of a company or go through HR training.
  6. Security Team, not an individual. When you hire a vCISO they are backed by an internal team of Security Engineers, Threat hunters and Compliance driven professionals.  Landscape constantly changes that only a team can dynamically adjust to.

Contact Sedara to start a discussion about your Cybersecurity Development Program