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Outsourcing your Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) role is a cost effective and efficient alternative to finding, recruiting, and retaining experienced c-level security personnel.
Whether you're looking for a long term solution as a part of your managed security services, or a security specialist to oversee digital transformation or key projects, a virtual CISO gives you instant access to a team of experienced, dedicated experts to improve your organisation's information and cyber security.
The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is a key senior-level executive whose essential function is to protect ICT assets, reduce security risks, and ensure there is a fit between enterprise vision and security processes. As a source of security expertise, a CISO identifies gaps in current business processes, developing and implementing, through effective change management controls, new processes that increase the security posture of an organisation.
Without this role internally, establishing and retaining the necessary in-depth knowledge can be difficult for an organisation. In many cases, particularly for SMEs, it may be difficult to justify the overhead for a full-time CISO, leaving gaps in your organisation's security processes that often fall on IT teams to fill, many who may not have the time, skill, knowledge, or resources to do so and ultimately leaving your organisation at risk.
Utilising Security Centric’s CISO-as-a-service mitigates this risk and gives your organisation a dedicated, and more economical resource as much, or as little as needed depending on your circumstance. Our CISOaaS will, among other tasks as needed, assist with:
Valuable tasks that a CISO may provide include:
Any changes to your ICT environment, such as upgrades, changes to new infrastructure, or adopting cloud-based platforms require oversight by a CISO. The use of a change management process ensures that changes to systems are made in an accountable manner with appropriate consultation and approval.
Developing organisational security policies and ensuring that necessary frameworks are met are core functions of a CISO and an important aspect of a robust security posture. Mature cybersecurity policies and compliance are necessary for risk assessors, cyber insurance readiness, and executive boards.
Assessing gaps in your information security against your organisation's individualised risk profile, putting together a cyber roadmap, presenting recommendations to board executives, and overseeing the process are all valuable services a CISO can provide.