vCISO Services

Ensuring security & protection of digital assets, no matter the location, by providing continuous cyber security expertise and leadership.

What is a vCISO?

At Holocron, our virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) is a cyber security expert who provides guidance and leadership to organisations remotely, or in person, rather than working as an in-house employee. Our vCISO offers strategic advice and support on a range of cyber security issues. They become responsible for developing and implementing cyber security strategies, assessing, and mitigating risks, and ensuring that your organisation’s cyber security posture is aligned with industry best practices and regulatory requirements. Essentially, at Holocron, our vCISO becomes a trusted advisor to your organisation who assists your organisation to safeguard your digital assets and protect against cyber threats.

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Who is it for?

There are a number of organisations that might benefit from working with Holocron’s vCISO, some include:

Small to medium sized businesses

Small and medium-sized businesses

that may not have the resources to hire a full-time in-house CISO.

Large Organisations

Larger Organisations

that want to augment their existing cyber security team with additional expertise.

Regulatory Requirements

Regulatory

companies required to meet regulatory or industry-specific cyber security standards.

Managed Cyber Security protection against Malware

Breach victims

Businesses that have experienced a security breach or other incident and want expert help to assess damage and develop a plan to prevent future attacks.

Experiencing Rapid Growth

Rapid growth

organisations that are undergoing rapid growth or significant changes and need additional support to ensure their cyber security posture remains strong.

How it Works

Holocron Cyber understands that every business has different needs and so specific responsibilities of our vCISO can vary depending on the requirements of your organisation. However, typically, the methods below will be utilised by our vCISO:

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Work Remotely

Holocron’s vCISO will typically work remotely for your organisation, providing cyber security expertise and leadership through online communication channels such as email, video conferencing, and phone calls. In-person meetings can also be arranged.

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Close Relationships with your Management

Our vCISO will need to work closely with other members of your organisation's IT team, as well as with executives and other stakeholders. This relationship should remain strong throughout and contract period, so that your organisation can be reassured that someone if always available if a cyber threat occurred.

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Monthly Meetings

Regular, monthly meetings will be held between your organisation’s management team and our vCISO, to ensure that all efforts are made with communicating strategies and plans within your organisation. These meetings may be in person or can be conducted remotely if this suits.

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Ad hoc Security Services

In addition to regular monthly meetings, ad hoc requests and services can be utilised, whether it is to conduct a risk assessment, or provide incident response capabilities. The vCISO has a team of security experts available to leverage when required.

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What it Encompasses

The sorts of tasks and responsibilities of the vCISO will vary, depending on the requirements of your organisation, however, some common tasks and the vCISO will offer might include:

The Benefits for Your Organisation

Cost savings

Our vCISO can be a more cost-effective option for your organisation, where you may not have the budget to hire a full-time, in-house CISO.

Access to expertise

Our vCISO can bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to your organisation, providing valuable insights and guidance on a range of cyber security issues.

Improved risk management

Our vCISO can help assess and mitigate risks to its digital assets, reducing the likelihood of a cyber security breach or other incident.

Enhanced compliance

Our vCISO can help ensure that your organisation is meeting all relevant regulatory requirements and industry best practices, helping to avoid costly fines or other penalties.

Better decision-making

Our vCISO can provide valuable input and advice on cyber security-related decisions, helping your organisation make informed, risk-aware choices.

The Risks of Not Having a Chief Information Security Officer

Cybersecurity breaches

Without proper cyber security measures in place, your organisation may be vulnerable to cyber-attacks, which can result in data breaches, loss of sensitive information, and damage to the organisation's reputation.

Regulatory noncompliance

Many industries have specific regulatory requirements related to cybersecurity. Without a vCISO or other expert to ensure compliance, an organization may be at risk of fines or other penalties.

Loss of customer trust

If an organization experiences a cybersecurity breach or other incident, it may lose the trust of its customers, which can have a negative impact on its business.

Damage to reputation

A cybersecurity breach or other incident can damage an organization's reputation, which can be difficult and costly to repair.

Loss of intellectual property

Without proper cybersecurity measures in place, an organization may be at risk of losing valuable intellectual property, such as trade secrets or proprietary information.

Talk to a cyber security expert today and secure your systems & data

Talk to one of our leading cyber security experts today, about how we can help you mitigate threats and safeguard your business.

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