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Virtual CISO
Virtual Chief Information Security Officer

An expert team of security professionals to lead your security program at the highest level. Evaluate your current information security initiatives and create, execute, and oversee tailored information security procedures.

What is a Virtual CISO?

Secure-Centric's
Virtual
CISO
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An expert team of security professionals to lead your security program at the highest level. 

Let us support your organization in the ways it needs support. A virtual Chief Information Security officer (CISO) is a service crafted to provide organizations with access to seasoned security professionals for expert guidance. Our team, with decades of experience, specializes in constructing information security programs that align with business goals and demonstrate measurable enhancements to security and safety positions. 

At Secure-Centric, virtual CISO involvement is tailored to align with the current state of your security programs.

Through an initial integration evaluation, we gauge the sophistication and completeness of your program, offering preliminary remediation suggestions to tackle immediate issues and readying your organization for a comprehensive risk assessment. Your organizations virtual CISO then participates in an ongoing cycle of assessment and remediation, enabling you to achieve your security objectives consistently.

Partner with a Secure-Centric virtual CISO.

We will enhance and develop your security program based on the aspects that most significantly influence your organization.

vCISO Program Stages

Comprehensive Risk Assessment

Virtual CISO is a service that offers the highest level security specialists accessible to organizations who require security proficiency and support. Our team of experienced specialists will guide you every step of the way, offering security protocols that work in alignment with your goals and prove observable and quantifiable improvement to security framework and safety.

Strategy

When you need to quickly address the aftermath of a cyberattack or security breach, our team is here to help you with incident response. We will rapidly identify the issue, minimize the impact, contain damage and explore the root cause through thorough analysis to mitigate future risks. Security breaches happen, and how quickly you respond with the right support during a threat is crucial to ensure containment and accurate identification.

vCISO Participation

Secure-Centric provides an extensive assessment of data and information security risks where we uncover and measure any vulnerabilities or threats. We utilize an approach that goes above and beyond baseline security standards to make sure you get the most effective information security and protection that enables your organization to easily prioritize and optimize investments in keeping your data safe. 

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"Secure-Centric provides a dedicated team to our organization for support. They're very responsive on answering our questions and addressing any issues we have encountered. They have been providing guidelines for best practices on keeping our environment secure."

Weldon Wu, Chief Information Officer

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vCISO Frequently Asked Questions

What is CISO as a service? CISO is virtual consulting and involves a provider like Secure-Centric assigning a certified information security professional to assist organizations in safeguarding sensitive data and attaining any associated organization objectives.

What does a Virtual CISO do? A virtual CISO serves as an experienced resource dedicated to building and enhancing information security programs. Conducting a risk assessment as the starting point, the vCISO comprehensively assesses an organization's security program strengths and weaknesses. Utilizing these insights, the vCISO collaborates with executive leadership to align with goals, budget, and capacity, offering actionable recommendations or a strategic roadmap. Once that's established, they collaborate with the internal security team, providing training and implementing suggested improvements to enhance your organization's ability to safeguard sensitive information and boost operational efficiencies. Over time, the vCISO evolved into a valuable support system for the organization's staff, addressing questions and any challenges that may arise.

What are the advantages of vCISO vs CISO? REDUCED LONG-TERM EXPENSES While the cost of a Virtual CISO may initially seem high, it dimities over time as the involvement decreases, proving to be a cost-effective choice for organizations of varying sizes and requirements EXTENSIVE EXPERTISE AND SPECIALIZATION If your current security personnel are juggling multiple responsibilities, they may lack the depth of expertise needed. Unlike generalists, our vCISO’s are seasoned and certified specialists, leveraging years of experience to enhance your internal team’s security capabilities through proven techniques. STABLE WORKFORCE In the fiercely competitive security job market, retaining skilled employees is challenging. A vCISO from Secure-Centric will provide your team with expertise, methodologies, and resources, ensuring continuity and preventing disruptions, whether you’re in the process of hiring a new CISO or entrusting our team with that role.

What are the tasks and functions of a vCISO? Secure-Centric’s vCISO services are designed for adaptability, tailoring the unique requirements of each client. The engagement typically follows a structure cycle encompassing assessment, planning, and remediation. Whether you seek overarching guidance on a monthly or quarterly basis or require hands-on assistance multiple days per week, our vCISOs can craft a customized solution to suit your needs. Common objectives of vCISO engagements usually cover: - Providing leadership and guidance in information security - Leading or participating in steering committees - Managing security compliance - Developing security policies, processes and procedures - Planning for incident response - Conducting security training and awareness programs - Delivering presentations to the board and executive leadership - Performing risk assessments, internal audits, vulnerability assessments, security assessments and more.

Why Choose Secure-Centric?

Our Custom-Tailored Approach

Expertise + Proficiency

With decades of experience and knowledge in the technology space, Secure-Centric's team has extensive skills to help you with all of your security needs. When opting for the growth of your security program through a vCISO, you gain the advantage of considerable experience on your side. Beyond experience, you're also partnering with a team that cares.

Mission Based + Goal Oriented

At Secure-Centric our goal is to restore peace of mind from cyberthreats for our clients around the world.  We can't stand seeing people lose their jobs and reputation because they don't have proper consulting on Ransomware. We are committed to partnering with you before, during, and after a breach, because this approach is key to genuinely enhancing your security and safeguarding entrusted sensitive data.

Focus + Expertise

Our exclusive focus is on information security and nothing else. Our sole dedication is to security knowledge, protocol, and services. This focus and specialization enables our virtual CISO team to offer impartial guidance that genuinely transform your security practices. We will work with your team while informing and teaching them throughout the entire process. 

Strategy + Approach

We recognize that no organization or business is exactly the same, so why would our strategy be standardized? You are unique, so is our approach. We understand that each organization have their own security programs at varying levels of development. We delve deeply into understanding your security program, utilizing an information security risk assessment to identify assets and challenges. After that, we'll apply industry best practices to offer tailored next steps that facilitate meaningful enhancements 

and refinements.

Secure-Centric vCISO

 Verifiable Industry Experience

 Expert Advisor

 Strategic Security Planning

 Flexible Investment

 Guaranteed Objectivity

 No Training & Certification Costs

 Annual Risk Assessment

 Objective Measurable Performance

 Access to a Team of Experts

 No Turnover

 Wide-range of Specialized Expertise

 Verifiable Industry Experience

 Expert Advisor

 Strategic Security Planning

 Flexible Investment

 Guaranteed Objectivity

 No Training & Certification Costs

 Annual Risk Assessment

 Objective Measurable Performance

 Access to a Team of Experts

 No Turnover

 Wide-range of Specialized Expertise

Independent Contractor

 Verifiable Industry Experience

 Expert Advisor

 Strategic Security Planning

 Flexible Investment

 Guaranteed Objectivity

 No Training & Certification Costs

 Annual Risk Assessment

 Objective Measurable Performance

 Access to a Team of Experts

 No Turnover

 Wide-range of Specialized Expertise

Full Time CISO

Interested in partnering with one of our vCISOs? Reach out to us!

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