Choosing a Virtual CISO

Written by CISOSHARE

July 17, 2019

In this episode of True Colors of Cyber Security, Mike Gentile walks us through what you need to know when you’re searching for a virtual CISO. 

Whether this is the first time you’ve heard about virtual CISOs or they’ve been on your radar for a while, we go over some of the key points that you should know.

We talked a little bit about defining a what a virtual CISO is and how a company can integrate one effectively into their security program, depending on their needs. This can range from engaging a vCISO for an interim security position, outsourcing certain parts of your security program, or even outsourcing every role. 

There’s no formulaic approach to finding a vCISO, but the best thing you can do for your organization is to educate yourself. Start by understanding your current security environment and your expectations. Don’t think that bringing a single virtual CISO will solve all your security problems. One person would be hard pressed to develop, implement, and execute an entire cyber security program by themselves. 

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