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Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)

Security leadership and guidance for YOUR business when YOU need it…

What It Is:

The SecureITExperts Virtual CISO (vCISO) Service is a subscription based security management offering geared towards smaller to mid-sized organizations that would prefer to partner with an experienced security services firm to perform some or all required CISO functions.

Why You Need It:

Many smaller to mid-sized organizations must adhere to a wide range of legal, regulatory, and contractual security requirements (like PCI, HIPAA, partner contracts, or customer demands). Yet for a variety of reasons (like high costs, the ever-increasing rate of change, or the limited availability of qualified resources) they find it difficult to keep up. Most of these organizations have people on staff that can manage their networks and servers, including firewalls and other common security devices; but remain challenged when it comes to addressing their long-term or strategic security needs. Having an executive-level security professional on staff as a full time employee (or even trying to hire one) can be an exceedingly expensive endeavor. Chances are you don’t really need a full-time resource though; all you really need is a trustworthy trusted adviser who can provide security leadership and guidance ‘on demand’, and help out with the ‘heavy lifting’ when necessary.

How It Works:

The SecureITExperts vCISO subscription service provides you with a virtual security adviser who can answer your questions and help guide your security efforts in a way that makes sense. As part of a monthly subscription, you purchase a number of hours that can be used in whatever way you desire. Whether you need a lot of help, or just a little, you will have a highly qualified security professional on retainer that you can reach out to for assistance when needed. In essence, you have a ‘pool’ of dedicated resource hours available each month. As you engage SecureITExperts in various CISO functions, the amount of time used to support your requests is simply deducted from your pool. At the end of each month, you will receive a detailed accounting of all hours that were used, what they were used for, and a description of the value those hours contributed to the protection of your organization.

Getting Started:

Give us a call at 425-877-0919 or e-mail us at learnmore@secureitexperts.com.