Virtual CISO Services (vCISO)

Virtual CISO Services (vCISO)

Build and Run Your Entire Cybersecurity Program with our vCISO Services

Get first-class security expertize to build, execute and manage your Cybersecurity Program

Why you need a Virtual CISO (vCISO)?

The mission of our Virtual CISO (vCISO) service is to build, improve and sustain your organization’s Cybersecurity Posture and Maturity. Our team of experts have decades of experience in this discipline; building, executing and managing cybersecurity programs that are aligned with your business strategy and objectives.

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We provide the relevant Cybersecurity Services and Programs for your business needs

Build Trust with your Prospects & Clients

Our Virtual CISO (vCISO) service is designed to provide and make available first-class security expertise to your organization on-demand. We provide you with business strategic guidance on all aspects of cybersecurity, we conduct assessments, we develop strategies, roadmaps and a tailored Cybersecurity program relevant to your business, technology stack and applicable regulatory or privacy requirements.

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Services to Help you Build and Sustain
your Cybersecurity Program

Tailored for your business, not one-size-fits-all, we right-size to protect and defend


Virtual CISO (AI) Artificial Intelligence Service

Our Virtual CISO (vCISO) Services includes providing Data Governance Frameworks and Services to help your AI Development Projects stay compliant with existing Laws and Regulations. Our Services will help your business define and manage Data Ownership, Data Classification, Data Security, Data Privacy, Data Quality, including mitigating and eradicating Bias in the Data-Sets applied to training, scoring and evaluating Machine and Deep Learning AI Models throughout your AI Development & Project Lifecycle.


Certification Readiness & Advisory

Gain a competitive advantage by achieving one or many industry standard certifications such as SOC2, ISO27001, CMMC, CSA and more. Build stronger trust in your customers, partners and build trust with new prospects with certifications. We plan and build your roadmap to prepare you for certification. We hold your hand and work side-by-side with you throughout the journey.


Threat Risk Assessments

We offer a comprehensive Cybersecurity Threat Risk Assessment designed to discover and assess potential threats, risks to your critical information and technology assets and potential impact to your organization if not mitigated. Our methodology helps develop a Risk Register Report that informs you about the direction, prioritization and investments needed for your Cybersecurity Program.


Control Framework & Gap Assessment

We develop Control Frameworks and perform Gap assessments against industry standard frameworks such as NIST 800-53, ISO27001, SOC2, CMMC, PCI-DSS and more. This includes Control Gap Assessments against regulatory, health and privacy requirements such as HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, specific country, state and local regulations. We’ll take a look at breadth and depth of your organizations.


Policy Development & Deployment

Developing Cybersecurity Policies and Procedures documentation is the foundation for every Cybersecurity Program. We develop and help you implement Policies and Procedures based on industry standards that are aligned to your business objectives and practical to effectively protect your critical assets, operating and control environment.


Cybersecurity Program Managed Platform

Identifying, managing and mitigating risks through control implementation, continuous monitoring and reporting of controls can be daunting for employees. Our Cybersecurity Managed Services makes all this easy for you on one Platform that is fully managed for you. Improve your efficiency, reduce time and effort required.

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Virtual CISO (vCISO) - Frequently Asked Questions

The value of vCISO services protects your organization’s reputation; provides assurances to new prospects and existing clients; helps you win new business fast; embeds into your Product Development; enables fast time-to-market the achievement of your business goals and objectives.

Our typical vCISO engagements are designed to decrease in cost over time as we improve our client’s cybersecurity posture and maturity to a sustainable level.

A Virtual CISO (vCISO) is an assigned dedicated security expert that can be utilized on a pay-as-you-go basis or utilized at a fixed set of hours each month. vCISO’s have years of experience in building, executing and improving cybersecurity programs for organizations that do not have the in-house expertise; or do not have sufficient resources; or have a limited budget.

Starting with a Threat Risk Assessment, a vCISO first gets an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of an organization’s security posture and current maturity level. Based on the results, the vCISO then works with executive leadership teams to understand strategic goals and objectives in order to embed and right-size a security program roadmap, based on the business’s goals and the risk assessment’s findings.
With a Cybersecurity Program roadmap in place, vCISO’s work with the organization’s to achieve the right security posture and maturity level at minimal costs to the client.

CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) as a service is another name for Virtual CISO. A provider like IRM Consulting & Advisory works with organizations to help them build, run and sustain a Cybersecurity Program that is aligned with business goals and objectives.

Virtual CISO’s are not full-time employees. Think of a Virtual CISO as a utility, you can utilize a Virtual CISO Service on a pay-as-you-go basis, meaning that the service is always available and you just utilize our Services as and when needed. Or you can choose to utilize a variable or fixed set of Virtual CISO Services hours per month.
At IRM Consulting & Advisory, we are flexible, adaptable and can right-size our Services to meet your specific needs.

Virtual CISO’s are not full-time employees. Think of a Virtual CISO as a utility, you can utilize a Virtual CISO Service on a pay-as-you-go basis, meaning that the service is always available and you just utilize our Services as and when needed. Or you can choose to utilize a variable or fixed set of Virtual CISO Services hours per month.
At IRM Consulting & Advisory, we are flexible, adaptable and can right-size our Services to meet your specific needs.

IRM Consulting & Advisory vCISO offering is designed to be flexible, adaptable and right-sized in order to meet the needs of each of our clients. Engagements typically follow a cycle of assess, build, execute, remediate and sustain.

Whether you need high-level guidance on a monthly or quarterly basis or need hands-on help several days per week, our vCISO’s will be able to right-size the correct solutions and services. Typical objectives of vCISO engagements include, but not limited to:

  • Cybersecurity leadership and guidance
  • Cybersecurity program development and management
  • Security policy, process, and procedure development
  • Data Analytics and Executive Board reporting on security posture and maturity
  • Security training and awareness
  • Control Framework Development and Gap assessments
  • Industry Certification and Audit Readiness
  • Penetration testing
  • Social engineering solutions
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Security Architecture
  • And much, much more

Lower Cost Over Time
We are a boutique firm that provides best-in-class quality vCISO Services at a fraction of the market cost with a goal to decrease your Cybersecurity costs over time.

Extensive Industry Knowledge and Skill
vCISOs, especially those at IRM consulting & Advisory, are highly skilled and certified experts with years of cybersecurity experience. A virtual CISO is going to be able to give the dedication and time needed for your Cybersecurity Program and enhance the internal capabilities of your employees.

Limited Turnover
The reality is, the security job market is as competitive as ever, there is a cybersecurity skills shortage. Organizations want to focus on growing their business and serving their clients. With an IRM Consulting & Advisory vCISO Service, you are equipped with a dedicated and trustworthy team with the expertise, methodologies, and resources to manage your Cybersecurity Program while you focus on growing your business.

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Our diverse industry experience and expertise in Cybersecurity, Information Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance is endorsed by leading industry certifications for the quality, value and cost-effective services we deliver to our clients.

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