Virtual CISO

Virtual CISO

Save time, money, and ensure your company is fully protected

As cyber threats continue to evolve, it’s becoming more critical for organizations of all sizes to ensure IT security for themselves and their clients. Although many often hire a full-time Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), such a major step may be overkill – and an unnecessary expense when only occasional services are needed. That’s why more and more organizations are now looking to a Virtual CISO (vCISO) for their information security needs. We provide a cost-effective alternative to hiring a full-time CISO by offering Virtual CISO services.

Small or medium-sized companies, especially those which are just getting started, still need to deal with the many risks of operating in the IT world. This means assessing cyber-security risks and mitigating those risks by designing and implementing an IT security strategy. These vCISO services can be delivered on an ad-hoc basis through fractional CISO providers that can be called upon when needed for initial security setup, occasional audits, or incident response.

Furthermore, Virtual CISO companies like us employ a team of IT security professionals — so there is always someone on call with the expertise and experience you need.


Whatever your security needs, you can enlist the services of our expert CISO professionals who will provide you with the following benefits through our Virtual CISO offering:

Better overall security information, procedures, and preparedness

The Virtual CISO professional will help your organization achieve its business Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Assurance that all your applications and the entire network are always secure

Better compliance with security requirements for your applications

Access to the skills, knowledge, and experience of professional IT risk managers

Professional damage control to reduce the impact of a security breach or other cyber incident

Your business will be kept up to date on the latest security trends and compliance requirements

The vCISO is typically responsible for overseeing the company’s high-level Information Security activities and operations. This includes security policies, guidelines, compliance standards (ex. GLBA, SOX, FERPA, HIPAA, SSAE16 | SOC Reports). Venkon has prepared four package options for the vCISO responsibilities requirements according to the company’s needs and mandate.


Answers to your questions


What are the Virtual CISO Responsibilities?

A traditional in-house CISO is responsible for the organization’s regulatory and operational compliance to the required standards and regulations in your industry. However, keeping a full-time expert CISO on payroll can be a prohibitive expense for small and medium-sized companies. Outsourcing CISO services through a reputable company like Venkon gives you a cost-effective alternative. Our Virtual CISO (vCISO) option gives you a qualified team of security professionals who are ready to identify and prevent any cybersecurity risk.

Why do I need a Virtual CISO?

What could be worse that being faced with an upcoming security audit or a recent security incident, only to find that your high-salary CISO is on leave? Worse, what if it’s not in your organization’s budget to hire for such a position at all? The CISO plays a significant role in critical information security activities such as security strategy design and implementation, and the assessment and mitigation of risks. Considering the current rate at which cyber threats are evolving, your organization can no longer afford to exist without CISO services. If you are not able to employ your own full-time professional CISO, it’s time to “go virtual” and get vCISO services from Venkon.

How Much Does a Virtual CISO Cost?

Studies show that virtual CISO services are approximately 30 to 40 percent cheaper than hiring a full-time CISO. The benefits of vCISO, however, go beyond costs. Our vCISO experts are always on demand, and do not require you to provide training, benefits, leave time, or any other extra employee expenses. As professionals in their field, they provide the best KPIs and reporting. The exact pricing of virtual CISO services will depend on your particular business and on industry-related factors. Contact us today to get a free quote for CISO as a service pricing based on the unique security needs of your organization. Our friendly customer support team will be glad to help with any questions or concerns you may have.


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