Virtual CISO Advisory Services

Whether you are looking for an interim CISO, a cyber security resource to support your CISO or a longer-term advisor arrangement, Cyber Security Resource’s Virtual CISO Advisory Services provide the leadership you need, when you need it.


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You can rely on a vCISO from CyberSecurityResource to have the technical expertise, business acumen and communication skills to make an immediate difference. Our experts have served in a broad range of industries for companies of various sizes and will know how to align information security strategies with your company’s unique needs and challenges.


Services and offerings include:

  • Setting or directing privacy and security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines
  • Managing and directing information security teams
  • Engaging with executive management
  • Running risk assessments on operational security
  • Providing threat intelligence and manage enterprise security
  • Crisis management
Virtual CISO Advisory Services Help Prepare, Protect and Strengthen Defenses

Our vCISO Advisory Services are custom tailored to each specific situation and your information security needs. While the scope and length of Virtual CISO services can be tailored for any size or type of organization, there are four areas where most companies benefit from the experience of a vCISO:


Strategy Definition

Guiding executives across business functions and IT, CyberSecurityResource’s vCISO helps identify business threats, provides a baseline for your current security program and defines security strategy in line with business objectives and technology needs.


Our phased approach helps ensure an efficient and effective strategy that leverages NIST 800-53 and can be mapped to multiple cyber regulations (e.g., PCI, HIPAA, GDPR).



Evaluating culture, processes and technologies from a security governance perspective, CyberSecurityResource’s vCISO develops prioritized actions to help effectively manage a security minded culture and your information security strategy and program.


Assessments can include:

  • Interviews with stakeholders across the technical, business and executive teams as well as gathering documentation
  • Robust reviews of a variety of areas, including information asset management, acceptable use policies, data classification, threat and vulnerability management and third-party management



Based on the assessment findings, CyberSecurityResources’s vCISO can provide various types and levels of ongoing support, including:

  • Developing policies and procedures to close gaps in documentation
  • Developing a remediation plan with actionable, prioritized recommendations
  • Implementing the remediation plan
  • Providing ongoing strategic guidance that is less intensive, but assists the organization in maintaining long-term goals



Security awareness is an important part of maintaining a robust IT Security program as well as to create a security minded culture. Your vCISO can recommend and help implement training on topics for every department and individual user group within your organization. This can range from the highly technical (e.g., secure coding practices) to general data handling education to combating business email compromise. The vCISO can also oversee controlled phishing campaigns, conducted by CyberSecurityResource, to determine security awareness levels among employees.


Virtual CISOs Bring Experience, Expertise, Leadership

CyberSecurityResources’s vCISO Advisory Services are drawn on the experience of former CISOs from a variety of industries—from professional services firms to large health systems—and bring a valuable blend of technical, executive and organizational experience. This high-caliber team will help put your entire information security program on the maturity fast track.


Finding an experienced, well-qualified CISO in today’s competitive information security job market can be challenging, time-consuming and expensive. If you need a CISO now, then this is the perfect time to consider CyberSecurityResource’s Virtual CISO Advisory Services.