What is a virtual CISO?

A CISO (chief information security officer) is a senior-level executive within the business who is responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected. They are the go to person to ensure your business keeps its information safe from cyber attacks.

The discussion of Cyber security is becoming increasingly more popular in board room discussions due to the increasing frequency, severity and impact of cyber attacks upon UK businesses. It has been estimated that cyber attacks have cost British industry £34bn per year (Source: CEBR/Veracode 2015).

However, rarely does the board possess specialist skills which are needed to combat today’s cyber criminals and therefore have to rely upon external collaboration. The virtual CISO service which is offered by TeraByte has been designed to fill that skill gap. With the virtual CISO service you will receive a board-level resource that can sit within your businesses virtually, this allows you to manage your security strategy, budget, review of risks and regulatory programs.

Benefits of a Virtual CISO

Have a CISO which you can have access to onsite or remotely, this CISO can help you steer and meet your information security objectives.
Help to reduce the threat of cyber attacks upon your business.  This could help save hundreds of thousands of pounds through limiting damage, breaches as well as the business reputation.
Help to co-ordinate security breach and incident investigations as well as help to implement remediation measures to help prevent future incidents.
Have access to someone who can deliver presentations about how your current information security posture currently sits to key stakeholders within the business and help steer , e.g. to your leadership team or regulators.
Have access to a company who can independently review and audit your business as well as helping to prioritise issues and tracking resolution.
Have access to your own virtual cyber security team, your CISO will be able to access all the resources of the TeraByte team as and when required e.g. Penetration testing, endpoint protection and Cyber Essentials.

Contact us, to see how our Virtual CISO service could help you