a vCISO is a Virtual Chief Information Security Officer, sometimes referred to as a CISO as a Service (CISOaaS), and offers companies experience and leadership around information security strategy on a part-time basis either remotely or on site.
A vCISO responsibilities may differ from company to company with influencers such as size of company, industry, business strategy all affecting the role of vCISO.
Our Agile approach allows us to fit our vCISO services into your business and focus on delivering your needs around information & cyber security.
A vCISO responsibilities can vary dependant upon the needs of the business as previously mentioned above. Generally, a vCISO will create and take responsibility of the information security and the cybersecurity strategy and align it with the overall business strategy.
The needs of your business may also require the vCISO to oversee the information or cybersecurity programme, assist in its implementation, advise on incident response and business continuity, ensure any information security compliance requirements are met and a risk management framework is in place and effective.
Not all businesses such as start-ups, micro, small & medium sized businesses require a full time CISO or Security manager, nor can they afford to pay the six-figure salary that a skilled CISO commands, but they do require someone to take ownership of the business’ cybersecurity programme and to ensure that the programme aligns with what the business is trying to achieve.
Businesses should also have an individual who can influence and take responsibility for the information or cybersecurity of the business and engage those at board level in a way that guides and advises the choices made by the senior stakeholders.
This is where our vCISO services comes in, with our professionals’ ability to drive delivery of quick wins while developing a security programme which will continuously improve as your business grows.
The headline benefit of hiring a vCISO over a full time CISO is of course the cost benefits. the average wage of a CISO in the UK is £130,000 with those extremely skilled CISO’s commanding salaries in the region of £200,000. Those salaries do not include training, pension contributions, bonuses, benefits etc.
The vCISO pricing is in the region of 15% - 40% of that of a CISO depending on requirements and location.
Another of the vCISO benefits is that a vCISO is not constrained by office politics. A vCISO has the ability to stand back and have the capacity to look at the business’ security posture objectively and make decisions independent from internal business influencers.
Our vCISO services gives your business access to experienced senior information security and cybersecurity professionals at a fraction of the cost of a full time CISO.
Aimed at supporting start-ups, micro, small & medium sized businesses in the UK, Aspirenet Ltd. vCISO services gives you the confidence that your security needs are aligned to your business strategies and objectives.
Every business faces information and cybersecurity challenges at some point, and our continual engagement model allows our vCISO services to effectively identify gaps in your security policies, procedures, and controls, and tackle those challenges head on by developing and implementing an effective Information and Cyber Security Programme.
For more information on our vCISO Services and vCISO Pricing, contact us today and arrange a free 1-hour phone consultation to discuss your needs.