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A Virtual CISO is an outsourced security practitioner who offers their time and insight to an organization on an ongoing basis, to help design or manage organization’s security strategy. The Virtual CISO (vCISO) service from ValueMentor is a subscription-based security management offering geared towards helping smaller to mid-sized companies that would prefer to partner with a specialist information security firm to perform some or all CISO functions.

ValueMentor Virtual CISO team works as an extension, not as a vendor, to your business. Our cyber security practioners have verifiable industry experience in cyber security leadership positions.

Virtual CISO Program

Significant Cost Savings

Our flexible scale-up or scale-down service allows you to match your changing security requirements and threat landscape while making tangible cost savings

Impartial, Vendor Neutral Advice

Our VCISO will always act in your best interest to reduce your overall risk exposure, and to ensure maximum value of your current and future cyber security investments

Flexible to Customer Needs

We recognise that your business faces constant change and our solution scales to your needs and business requirements.

Board and Senior Executive Engagement

Our VCISO has the experience to educate and present to all types of senior executives, board members and non-technical senior staff.

Experienced Cyber Security Practitioners

Access to verifiable expert individuals who have held leadership CISO roles and have a wealth of industry experience.

Data Breach Ready

Our VCISO will oversee and co-ordinate to ensure your business is prepared to deal with data breaches and incidents

Regulatory Compliance and Governance

Our VCISO will manage and communicate with regulators for all data privacy and information security requests on your behalf.

Specialist Training Completed

Our VCISOs have undergone specialist management-focused cyber security trainings that meets the customer needs.

Extend it to full CISO Office

Extend the Virtual CISO service to a complete Information Security office service by adding additional relelvant services

Enagage a Virtual CISO, Optimize Security

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Goal of Virtual CISO Service

Guide Customer through annual security vision, mission, roadmap, planning and management

  • Defining security strategy and goals
  • Determining the level of acceptable risk
  • Defining and implementing security and compliance governance
  • Coordinating compliance activities and communicating with regulatory groups
  • Help define security budgets and most appropriate security solutions
  • Help define Security policies & processes
  • Review current internal security controls
  • Be a readily available expert security resource saving you time and money
  • Attend monthly or quarterly executive meetings and board meetings
  • Provide other advisory input as required
Small to mid-sized organization are required to adhere to a wide range of legal, regulatory and contractual security requirements; however, for several reasons (such as high costs, limited availability of qualified resources) they find it difficult to keep it up. Most of these organizations have staff who can manage technology products but remain challenged when it comes to addressing their long-term or strategic security needs. Hiring a full-time staff at an executive level can be a very expensive matter as well. Chances are you don’t really need a full-time resource though; all you really need is a trusted advisor who can provide security leadership and guidance ‘on demand’ and help with the ‘heavy lifting’ when necessary.

VCISO – Advisory Role

Some of the advisory roles the customer can utilize the vCISO includes the following:

  1. Manage the Information Security Management Program for the customer
  2. Provide strategic leadership on information assurance, governance and information risk management
  3. Act as the trusted advisory on information security and data privacy
  4. Provide advisory to address existing and evolving security threats
  5. Help identify, assess and select cost efficient technologies
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VCISO – Managerial Role

Some of the managerial roles the customer can utilize the vCISO includes the following:

  1. Delivering security awareness programs for Sr. Management / Board of Directors
  2. Overseeing the Security Awareness Training program
  3. Overseeing the security assessments and associated risk mitigations
  4. Fine tuning the security plans such as incident response
  5. Overseeing the Internal / external security team associated with the customer
  6. Overseeing the vendor risk management programs

VCISO – Operational Role

Some of the operational roles the customer can utilize the vCISO includes the following:

  1. Participation and leadership in meetings, committees and interaction with board meetings, and other senior executives
  2. Creation, review and optimization of Information security framework, policies, procedures and processes.
  3. Perform annual maturity assessments of the information security posture of the organization
  4. Design / Review and update security architecture, design and assurance frameworks to address the existing and evolving security threats
  5. Representation of the client in regulatory queries / 3rd party audits
  6. Operate the incident response plan during an emergency / cyber crisis
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