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Virtual chief information security officer (vCISO) services
A comprehensive, cost-effective approach for your security program
A chief information security officer (CISO) serves a critical role within an organization, developing and managing the security program. Although, within the middle market, most companies need a resource that extends beyond the typical CISO scope, with additional technical, administrative, project management and communication skills that can help plan, budget for, implement and ultimately improve the security framework.
Finding a resource with the necessary skills and abilities can be difficult to find in the middle market. However, RSM’s virtual CISO (vCISO) services provide a comprehensive outsourced platform with the experience, technical implementation, testing and planning you need to build and maintain an effective security program. In addition, vCISO is more cost-effective than hiring a substantial internal security team and provides more cohesive and reliable results than outsourcing only some security tasks.
A specialized security plan
When we operate as your vCISO, we create a security plan that is designed to meet your objectives, address your unique risks, optimize your resources and support your future initiatives. We consider several key elements when developing and implementing your security program, including:
Extensive resources to meet your security needs
RSM’s vCISO services provide several distinct benefits to help you develop a customized, effective security program.
- A diverse skill set: It’s almost impossible to find a single individual who can manage and implement all security tasks effectively. We provide you with a single, experienced resource that encompasses all of your security needs, from developing a plan and budget to tracking emerging threats and communicating with executives.
- A cost-effective platform: Often, middle market companies simply cannot afford to staff each of the security areas necessary to deliver consistent results. As the vCISO, we can cover each of the necessary roles at a fraction of the cost of internal resources.
- A tactical and strategic approach: Our vCISO services are designed to provide the resources you need to support your security program. Our proven approach includes several key elements, including benchmarking against regulations and best practices, security tests and risk assessments, and strategic improvements to people, process and technology.
Call to action
With limited budgets, middle market organizations must balance pressing operational needs with increasing security threats. Our vCISO offering provides a viable, affordable solution that makes financial sense for many companies. We develop, refine and manage your security program, helping to ensure that you get consistent results to achieve your desired state of security.