Choosing a Virtual CISO

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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