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Virtual CISO Consulting Services in Canada

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What is a Virtual CISO Service?

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 an organization’s security strategy. The Virtual CISO services or vCISO services from ValueMentor is a subscription-based security management offering in Canada geared towards helping smaller to mid-sized companies. Partner with a specialist information security firm to execute some or all CISO functions.

ValueMentor Virtual CISO consulting services (vCISO services) in Canada help customers with effective advisory strategies and controls, building an upright cyber security posture.


While vulnerabilities grow with digital transformation, Virtual CISO consulting services provide robust security leadership on a subscription-based model like XaaS models. Get Affordable & Effective Virtual CISO Services (vCISO) in Canada from our team of senior and experienced Cyber Security Professionals.

Virtual CISO Benefits

Virtual CISO Benefits

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Goal of Virtual CISO Services

Guide customers 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 find appropriate security solutions
  • Help define Security policies & procedures.
  • Inspect current internal security controls
  • Be a readily available professional security resource, saving time and money.
  • Attend monthly or quarterly executive meetings and board meetings
  • Provide other advisory information as and when required.

Small to mid-sized organizations require adherence to a wide range of legal, regulatory, and contractual security essentials. However, for several reasons like high cost and limited availability of qualified resources, organizations find it hard to keep them. Most of these organizations have staff who can manage technology products but remain challenged while addressing their long-term or strategic security requirements. Hiring a full-time staff at an executive level can be an expensive option. In fact, you don’t require a full-time resource. And what you need is a trusted advisor who can provide security leadership and guidance ‘on demand’ in the form of Virtual CISO consulting services.

vCISO Services – Advisory Role

Some of the advisory roles the customer can utilize from vCISO As A Service include the following:

  1. Handle Information Security Management Program for the customer.
  2. Provide strategic oversight and leadership on information assurance, control and risk management.
  3. Act as the trusted advisor on information security and data privacy.
  4. Provide advisory to address existing and developing security threats.
  5. Help identify, evaluate, and choose cost-efficient technologies.

vCISO Services – Managerial Role

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

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

vCISO Services – Operational Role

Some of the operational roles the customer can utilize from vCISO services include the following:

  1. Participation and leadership in meetings, committees & interaction with board members and other senior executives.
  2. Create, review and optimize Information security framework, policies, procedures and processes.
  3. Conduct annual maturity reviews on the information security posture of the organization.
  4. Design, review and update security architecture, design and assurance frameworks to address existing and evolving security threats.
  5. Representation of the client in regulatory queries / third-party audits.
  6. Use the incident response plan for an emergency/cyber crisis.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is CISO-as-a-service?2022-11-28T05:03:45+00:00

CISO-as-a-service or vCISO is another name for Virtual CISO Consulting Services. ValueMentor is a globally trusted firm in the UAE offering vCISO services in the form of a certified information security professional or a team of professionals working remotely and providing the security essentials for businesses. The line of service help organizations create, devise and monitor cyber security strategies, policies and compliance programs, improving their overall security posture.


2. What are the benefits of having a Virtual CISO over a CISO?2022-11-28T05:04:51+00:00

There are several benefits that vCISO – the outsourced and extendable line of service holds over an in-house CISO position. Some of the notable worth factors include: –

  • Access to a team of expert security professionals with different specializations.
  • Affordable line of service for businesses having fewer resources, outlay and time required for an internal hire.
  • Deliver a swifter service than CISO, making you breach-ready with instant and critical response plans.
  • Profound monitoring capabilities and knowledge about the latest security threats.
3. How much does a vCISO cost?2022-11-28T05:06:51+00:00

A Virtual CISO engagement would typically cost businesses from $35k to over $250k per year based on different factors. While considering the cost and impact of facing a data breach, vCISO proves critical for a business regardless of the price tag. However, our vCISO engagements generally decrease in price over time as our customer security programs meet the maintenance phase.

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