In today’s world businesses face increasing pressure to secure their working environment from hackers and intellectual property thieves, stop data losses and protect their online reputation. Also, the upsurge in mobile devices such as smartphones and data sticks, corporate data is now resident on numerous end-points, any of which could easily get lost or stolen – with a devastating effect on the business.
Couple this with the ever increasing range of compliance and regulatory requirements affecting the storage and use of data, executives now face personal fines if processes, systems and measures are not complied with.
The response by some businesses to these changes is to put additional pressure on the over burdened IT manager, this is not always the best solution as this specialist security role needs careful time and attention, but for many medium sized businesses a full time role can’t be justified.
How it works ?
The Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (VCISO) service from Incoming Thought is designed to allow your business direct access to a respected expert able to support your business on an ongoing basis as a member of your team - but without the costs of a full time hire.
Your appointed VCISO is able to engage with you whenever you need help and assistance, but when they are not actively working in your business, will be a phone call or email message away. By mixing remote and on-site support you will get the best possible service with the least cost.
A typical engagement will involve the VCISO initiating specific projects which can then be handed over to other staff for delivery where needed – to keep client cost low. For example, there may need to be a security review which requires CISO leadership, but the delivery could be managed by others in the business.
Although not on site the VCISO can provide virtual or remote support on an ongoing basis to ensure business objectives are met securely.
Example engagements include :
• Compliance and regulatory projects
• Mobile device management projects
• Assistance with mergers and acquisitions
• Due diligence assessment
• Staff management, hiring and succession planning
The Virtual CISO Service from Incoming Thought can cost from as little as £3000 per annum.*