Many enterprises already have somebody in place to look after their cyber security, it could be the IT manager, or the CTO – in some cases, it is even the FD.
The issues that arise here are obvious, these roles are all generalist roles – where most organisations today require a chief security officer, known in the industry as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Today, with the ever-increasing threat from IT and cyber criminals, it is essential to have somebody in place to prioritise the security of your business, from a diverse range of internal and external threats. The role of the CISO is to look after information security, protect sensitive data as well as keeping up to date with the latest threats, whilst always minimising risk. A good CISO will have an in-depth knowledge of the IT security industry, whilst understanding the unique vulnerabilities which your organisation has.
As you can imagine, it’s very difficult to recruit a CISO manager and it can also be difficult finding the budget to begin to recruit for this role. That’s where a virtual CISO manager is helpful, sitting at a board level – they provide an expert level of security knowledge at a very senior level – helping you make the required changes in your organisation. These officers work with organisations and companies of all different sizes, and take the time to fully understand the unique role that they need to perform.
If hiring a virtual CISO is of interest to you, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss your requirements in further detail.