Virtual CISO (vCISO) Advisory Services

Paradigm Security’s Virtual CISO (vCISO) services help executives, security and technology teams safeguard information assets while supporting business operations with augmented cyber expertise to reduce business risk, ensure commitment to data security and enhance overall security posture.

Strengthen Cybersecurity
Ownership in Your Organization

Regardless of regulatory requirements, too much is at stake when you do not have a CISO. A security leader has the specialized technical knowledge and corporate governance experience to help build a strong cyber security foundation while enhancing the “security IQ” of your entire organization.

Our team of experts includes seasoned CISOs from a variety of industries who can strengthen your existing staff, set strategic objectives to support business demands and establish clear communication with your top management, auditors and regulators.

You can rely on one of our vCISOs to have the technical expertise, business acumen and communication skills to make an immediate difference. Our experts have served in a broad range of industries for companies of all sizes and will know to align information security strategies with your company’s unique needs and challenges.

Services and offerings include:

  • Setting or directing privacy and security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines
  • Managing and directing information security teams
  • Engaging with executive management
  • Running risk assessments on operational security
  • Manage enterprise security

Virtual CISO Advisory Services Help You
Prepare, Protect and Strengthen Defenses

Our vCISO Advisory Services are tailored to your specific situation and information security needs. While you have several options when it comes to the scope and length of services, there are four areas where most organizations benefit from the experience of a vCISO:

Virtual CISOs Bring Experience,
Expertise, Leadership

Our vCISO Advisory Services are drawn on the experience of CISOs from a variety of industries—from professional services firms to multinationals —and bring a valuable blend of technical, executive and organizational experience. They are among the most accomplished technical experts practicing today, with special insight into evolving threats and solutions by working at the front lines of cyber security. Paradigm Security vCISOs are supported by our multidisciplinary team that includes security executives, digital forensic experts, penetration testers and regulatory specialists. This high-caliber team will help put your entire information security program on a fast track.

Finding an experienced, well-qualified CISO in today’s competitive information security job market can be challenging, time-consuming and expensive. If you need a CISO now, then this is the perfect time to consider Paradigm Security’s Virtual CISO Advisory Services.

Frequently Asked Questions

A virtual chief information security officer (“virtual CISO” or “vCISO”) is a specialist information security professional that organizations can call on for support with planning and executing an effective cybersecurity strategy. Virtual CISOs provide vital security experience, expertise and leadership to companies as and when they need it.
A virtual CISO provides an independent perspective, acting as an extension of a business to help it address challenges involved with managing information security. This may be on a regular or project-by-project basis, or for specific business goals. A vCISO’s role is wide-ranging and defined by the needs of each organization. It can involve assessing potential risks and developing policies, procedures and controls to help ensure that an organization’s security practices meet compliance standards.
A vCISO provides a range of services aimed at helping companies enhance their cybersecurity posture. The full scale and scope of the service will be defined by the provider and can vary significantly depending on business requirements. Services provided can include building and managing in-house security teams, writing security policies and procedures, completing risk assessments on operational security, sharing threat intelligence and providing advice and support in a crisis.
A vCISO service enables organizations without an in-house chief information security officer to manage cybersecurity risk in a cost-effective manner. Rather than having to source and pay for in-house specialists, companies can access highly qualified and experienced security expertise when they need it. By providing a critical combination of technical knowledge and corporate governance experience on a flexible basis, a vCISO ensures that a business is better placed to tackle current and emerging security threats.
Because virtual CISO services can be provided on an ad hoc basis, they can flex to suit the requirements of each individual organization. vCISO providers should be able to provide both on-site and remote support as and when you need it, with consultancy hours that can be scaled up or down in accordance with your organization’s requirements.
The specific cost of a vCISO service will vary according to the particular needs and security requirements of your business. By reducing the potential damage caused by cyber threats and removing the pressure to recruit in-house security experts, a high-quality vCISO service offers great value to organizations.
A potential vCISO should be able to demonstrate not only proven cybersecurity experience but also up-to-date industry insight. Apart from a strong track record of supporting organizations, they should also have the network and industry knowledge to source additional services and experts as and when required.