Between tough regulations and tight budgets, the price of compliance is growing. The need to be more strategic, identify new risks and support business growth are all becoming part of the role compliance plays.
Increasingly, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Chief Information Officers (CIOs) face significant security and compliance issues from knowledgeable bad actors and attacks leveraging AI across larger attack vectors due to the use of multi-cloud and SaaS platforms throughout the environment. At the same time, they’re managing costs against strong economic headwinds.
It’s more critical than ever to have an executive level security voice providing expertise and strategy to match your business needs and mitigate business risk.
The good news is, you don’t need to hire to get top-level expertise in a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Involta can provide you with all the expert strategy, guidance and industry insight, and align your security measures in a strong Cyber Resilience program through a virtual Chief Information Officer (vCISO).
Involta’s vCISO engagement is designed to take your technology to the next level with expert guidance and industry insight–without adding a hard-to-find executive FTE to your payroll.
What is a vCISO?
A vCISO is a vital component of cybersecurity operations, and they work in alignment with CEOs and CIOs to round out technology leadership. Involta vCISOs are cybersecurity experts, and they augment your existing team to elevate cybersecurity and protect your business. Involta vCISOs:
Evaluate security practices
Build cyber resiliency
Maximize security budgets
Document the policies and procedures
Set disaster recovery/business continuity strategies
Establish a security governance structure
Data is a hot commodity, and cyberattacks are a rampant plague. Involta vCISOs provide the security leadership necessary to execute sophisticated security measures without disrupting daily business operations. As a true, integrated part of your team, Involta vCISOs have the capacity to drive tangible change that strengthens IT security from the inside out.
Involta vCISOs are essential in regulated industries
The healthcare industry creates and consumes an ever-increasing amount of private patient data, and it is highly targeted by threat actors. The banking finance industry faces similar challenges with confidential financial data. As manufacturers embrace automation, they also shoulder a larger cybersecurity burden. Retail, education, legal, tech, industrial, government, military, professional services—the list of industries facing increased cybersecurity challenges goes on, and no two are exactly the same. A skilled vCISO understands the nuances of each industry and can create strategic security plans that fill critical gaps and adhere to industry-specific compliance standards.
An Involta vCISO may recommend strengthening your security posture with:
Cloud security and cyber resiliency services (DRaaS+, BaaS, IaaS)
Cyber defense (firewalls, antivirus, anti-spam, etc.)
Governance Risk and Compliance Assessments
Business Impact Analyses
Security Operations Center (SOC) Services
When you engage an Involta vCISO, you leverage industry-leading expertise to measure your security strategies for effectiveness, recommend reasonable next steps for improvement and help define and disseminate roles and responsibilities to ensure accountability.
vCISOs support and augment your existing IT security team
We live in a world where a single IT disaster can send a company on a trajectory for ruin. Mitigation efforts, regulatory fines and legal challenges pose very real threats to modern business. The reality is that 82% of data breaches are caused by human error: if you employ people, you will be hacked. All it takes is one seemingly innocent click.
Most companies that experience a data breach do not recover, so while prevention is important, having the resilience to recover is critical. Cybersecurity awareness must come from the top down, and Involta vCISOs provide the leadership companies need for cyber resiliency and continued success, balancing cyber resiliency with business growth and operational strategies.
In addition to spearheading cybersecurity training and keeping best practices top-of-mind, Involta vCISOs tie security strategies to overarching business KPIs and create the documentation necessary to support change both within the organization and industry. With a comprehensive, documented strategy in place, an Involta vCISO can transform your organization’s IT security into a powerful driver that evolves and scales appropriately in tandem with business growth.