Virtual Chief Information Security Officer
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.
Who is it for?
There are a number of organisations that might benefit from working with Holocron’s vCISO, some include:
Small and medium-sized businesses
that may not have the resources to hire a full-time in-house CISO.
that want to augment their existing cyber security team with additional expertise.
companies required to meet regulatory or industry-specific cyber security standards.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Risks of Not Having a Chief Information Security Officer
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