All organizations need Security Leadership but not all are able to afford the rate of a full time talented employee. It is also difficult to find good InfoSec talent. Security technology is difficult to keep up with unless it is your only focus. If possible it is best to stick with the experts. Pick an Information Security Technology Company’s Virtual CISO program that bests fit with your company.
High Level Security Assessment
Need to access where you are and where you need to be. Your vCISO does this and then executes the plan that is put forward. This part is important!
Leverage and Experienced Security Team
Items that should be included with your vCISO program:
- Monthly Report/Security Posture Analysis
- Strategic Security Planning
- Security Governance and Risk Management
- Policy Review
- BCDR Management and Review
- Audit and Assessment Review
- Incident Response Coordination
- Information Security Procurement Management
- Vendor Management
- IT Team Security Skill Assessment
- Security Staff Augmentation Management
- Security Awareness Education Management
- Risk Assessment
Part of the TEAM!
The vCISO should be a member of the company’s team. Treat them as a full time employee complete with email address, phone number, company policies and politics. Loop them in and they will immediately apply their InfoSec background to your organization.
Pick a vCISO company or vCISO that is FLEXIBLE. For example, if they offer monthly rather than a one-time payment. In addition, you want a vCISO that fits your companies culture. Make sure that your technology partner has multiple vCISO’s to pull from so you can pick and choose based on your preference and able to change when and if need be. Pick a company where the vCISO’s are actual CISO’s and have been at multiple companies in this role.
Good luck! And RedLegg is here for you if you need us!