Explore CISO Service Options to Find the Right Fit for You

Option 1: Our CISO-as-a-Service utilizes a proven methodology to provide both strategic leadership and specific resources to avoid the costs of hiring and training multiple roles before starting any security work. We help you respond quickly to customer security requests during the sales process and help you build and maintain an effective security program.

 
Option 2: Our vCISO services are available for an interim basis or to support a longer-term solution to fill gaps in the security team. Our CISO acts as the strategic leader that guides your team and runs your cyber security program in a way that aligns with your business goals.

Explore CISO Service Options to Find the Right Fit for You

Whether you’re trying to shorten the sales cycle, working in a highly regulated industry, or working to maintain your security program we've got the expertise and team to get you there.

Choose the option that best describes your needs and work with us to design the right CISO service that fits your business goals.

OVERVIEW

CISO-as-a-Service

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CISO-as-a-Service Option

Our CISO-as-a-Service is a solution that provides everything you need to build, implement, and manage a complete program without adding to your headcount or your team’s current responsibilities.

What is CISOSHARE’s CISO-as-a-Service?

In our most complete CISO service, we provide tactical and strategic support in multiple security program areas including:

  • Governance
  • Documentation development and maintenance
  • Vulnerability and risk management
  • Third party and vendor risk assessments
  • Other security needs as identified

Benefits

Increase Efficiency

Utilize the leadership of a vCISO and a complete information security team. Outsourcing your resources helps you build an effective program without adding to your overall headcount.

Scalability

As your business continues to grow, an external team provides more opportunities to scale your security capability without the complexity of training and onboarding new resources.

Complete Coverage

Our CISO-as-a-service gives you everything you need to continuously manage your program from start to finish, with all the resources you need for success.

Immediate Impact

Working with a skilled team to tailor and launch information security initiatives ensures your program is completely built and operating quickly.

See why our clients choose our full
CISO-as-a-Service for its value

To find out which security leader solution is the most cost-effective for your organization's business, contact us today.

"The business was trying to understand how to implement a unified security program that supported, but did not constrain innovation, a core focus of our technology-centric business. The CISOSHARE team learned the drivers, built rapport with key stakeholders and then designed and presented options [...] Working hand in hand with the leadership team the approach was to evaluate each option in the context of the business and aligned with the strategic direction of the company. This approach instilled buy-in and consensus which added momentum when we needed it most."

Paul Farley

Director, Security Architecture, Risk, and Compliance

Former Cox Communications

VIRTUAL CISO (vCISO) OPTION

Outsource your security leadership to our world-class virtual CISO (vCISO) to lead your strategic security initiatives.

VIRTUAL CISO (vCISO) OPTION

Outsource your security leadership to our world-class virtual CISO (vCISO) to lead your strategic security initiatives.

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vCISO: Strategic Leadership Support

Work with an experienced cyber security leader to guide your organizational security efforts.

CISOSHARE’s Virtual CISO (vCISO)

Our vCISO service is designed for organizations that need security program leadership to guide their team and program. Whether it’s on an interim basis or to fill other gaps in the security team, a vCISO provides both the expertise and the experience needed to strategically lead your cyber security efforts.

Strategic Leadership

Get the leadership you need to drive key security initiatives, so you continue to improve and make progress.

Integrate with Your Team

Work with a vCISO that integrates with your existing security team to plan and execute security projects.

Increase Program Visibility

Build dashboards and reporting for executive leadership to track security progress and its impact on the organization.

Meet Organizational Goals

Our vCISO works with stakeholders to build, improve, or maintain your security effort to align with business goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While some people use these terms interchangeably, some differences exist from provider to provider. A CISO-as-a-Service is an outsourced solution that typically provides both cyber security leadership as well as a team of experienced resources. A vCISO is also an outsourced servicebut generally provides only the CISO or security leader. A fractional CISO is usually an in-house resource that splits their time between security leadership and other tasks. For a more in-depth look at each of these terms, check out our blog on fractional CISOs. 

  • If your clients and customers are asking about security requirements during the sales process and your team isn’t sure how to handle them. 
  • If your previous security leader has left, and nobody has been able to take on their duties. 
  • If finding a new in-house CISO has proven difficult due to the cyber security resource shortage, or a lengthy and costly hiring process. 

Our CISO services work for organizations of any size whether they need a CISO or general program support. CISO-as-a-Service can be scaled to accomplish tasks that would normally be performed by anyone from a Security Lead, to Manager, and up to a Director or Vice President level rolesThe scope of work does not necessarily need to be at a Chief Executive level.

Engaging in a CISO-as-a-Service is a good option if your team needs visibility into your security program but hiring a full-time CISO adds too much overhead to your organization. A CISO-as-a-Service can integrate with your team to kickstart your security projects and initiatives quickly. Finding and retaining an experienced cyber security leader can be especially challenging given the resource shortage and the high turnover in the industry 

Yes, CISO services are designed to adapt with you. The resources you work with in a CISO-as-a-Service are customizable according to your organization’s needs. If you have in-house security resources, our team can integrate with yours to provide a single, cohesive security team. 

CISOSHARE’s CISO-as-a-Service provides executive-level security leadership along with additional security resources your environment needs. For example, if your organization wants to build out a third-party risk management program and reassess the security architecture, the team will include an analyst and an architect to support these activities. 

Not at all! We understand that not all organizations will want to work with consultants forever; part of our learning and teaching culture is to enable our clients’ security teams to understand and take on relevant security tasksWe build security programs in an operationalized and repeatable manner so that any newcomers to the security team can understand and perform the processes according to the established policies. 

Absolutely. Our team can help you establish the foundation of your security program as well as remediate any areas that have gaps or are missing. Since our CISO-as-a-Service can scale according to your needs, our team can fill any gaps for specific roles until your organization is ready to bring someone on internally.