Securing your business data and ensuring the same level of security for sensitive customer information requires the constant attention and guidance of an executive-level leader commonly referred to as a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer). A chief information security officer (CISO) is in charge of deciding the culture, rules, procedures, and security architecture of an organization's cybersecurity strategy.
Few organizations can afford a full-time regular executive-level CISO to supervise these functions, especially given the market's scarcity of cybersecurity experts. As a result, Virtual CISO is required to bring such leadership acumen to handle the technical and managerial difficulties that many organizations face.
With ISSQUARED'S virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) program, you gain access to credible and certified cybersecurity practitioners who can step into the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at your firm. With the assistance of this program, your organization will gain the leadership and expertise of a CISO who will define the organization's vision, strategy, and cybersecurity program to protect its information assets and technology.
An information security strategy is a collection of guidelines developed to accomplish a particular business objective. Without a coherent strategy, a business lacks a road map for making critical decisions about purchasing, implementing, and operating information technology systems in a risk-management-compliant manner. The consequences of failing to develop a comprehensive information strategy can be catastrophic.
Our virtual CISO gets a thorough awareness of your company's strategy and business environment, allowing it to provide actionable insights on corporate vision, strategy, and programs.
ISSQUARED's virtual CISO lays the groundwork for strategic development, including policy formulation, ensuring consistency and continuity. With optimal policies in place, everyone has a same knowledge, can make decisions using the same framework, and the framework remains consistent regardless of the change in personnel.
Security plans are most effective when they are risk-based and goal-oriented. In contrast to open-ended and inconclusive undertakings, the ISSQUARED vCISO closely collaborates with you to establish a logical map of objectives and follows them thoroughly over time. Our vCISO methodology is distinct from traditional consulting in that it is focused on delivering long-term capability enhancement.
Ensuring the effectiveness of their security teams remains a priority for the vCISO. ISSQUARED vCISOs research novel approaches for increasing the perceived value of each team member as a valuable contributor. By accomplishing this, vCISO hopes to foster a more productive and rewarding work environment that retains and nurtures employees as critical components of the company's long-term success.
Security is no longer solely an IT function; it affects every aspect of an organization, from brand perception to profitability. ISSQUARED's virtual chief information security officers automatically deliver cybersecurity reports to the board of directors, including data on global trends, security performance, security strategy, and security spend etc.
In an ideal world, this increased board visibility would foster a new collaborative relationship between security leaders and their executive stakeholders; one that dismantles traditional security silos and transforms security strategy into a shared responsibility that is more aligned with overall business goals and objectives.
A Tabletop Exercise is a vocally created scenario that, if it occurs in real life, might have a significant economic impact. Throughout the exercise, participants are asked to respond to the scenario just as they would if it were genuine. They then reflect on their behavior and evaluate how they may have handled the situation better. These scenarios are extremely dynamic and organization-specific, enabling tangible cross-departmental collaboration and communication.
ISSQUARED's vCISO Tabletop Exercises assist businesses in identifying gaps in their Cyber Incident Response strategy in a highly cost-effective manner that does not interrupt production systems or the business in general.
ISSQUARED Virtual CISO program gives you access to skills and
experience security experts. Our key attributes include: