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Interim, Fractional, or Virtual CISO
Strategist, Advisor, Technology Integrator, and Threat Preventer rolled into one
Columbia Advisory Group’s vCISO (Virtual CISO) service is designed to make experienced cybersecurity leaders available to organizations to help them assess their security posture, develop comprehensive security plans, and remediate gaps in security on an “as-needed” basis.
Columbia Advisory Group’s vCISO practice brings decades of cybersecurity leadership and experience that aligns information security programs with business objectives to improve public and private organizations’ security posture. Leveraging fractional or virtual CISO leadership, organizations can accelerate compliance and readiness while leveraging the rich experience our team of Chief Information Security Officers brings from implementing information security programs for many clients across industries in diverse regulated markets.
Columbia Advisory Group’s vCISO service helps organizations achieve cybersecurity excellence by sharing sought-after, experienced talent in an industry with a severe talent shortage.
Columbia Advisory Group CISOaaS
Finding an experienced, well-qualified CISO in today’s job market is expensive and time-consuming. While going through an exhaustive talent search in a severely underserved industry, your organization’s security posture suffers and puts your organization at risk.
Our team of expert professionals has highly-qualified and experienced CISOs offering on-demand CISO services. They are experienced in working in different industries and have exposure to managing various cybersecurity-related situations. Hence, your business is in good hands.
CISOaaS can help an organization build up its customized security framework to address the risks originating from its unique IT and business environment. It starts with analyzing your current cybersecurity posture, identifying the gaps, and creating a security profile followed by a strategy and a roadmap to ensure a risk-free environment.
Having experienced people working behind the scenes ensures high compliance levels with an organization’s policies and standards, industry best practices, and regulations. It also helps provide excellent governance and enables your business to function seamlessly by aligning your cybersecurity goals with your business objectives.
Hiring a regular CISO for the enterprise increases the operational cost because of salary, increments, medical insurance, leave pay, and other perquisites. On the other hand, CISOaaS involves paying a single fee, thereby reducing overheads substantially and ensuring an ‘on-demand’ availability.
Our CISOaaS offering has a proactive approach to identifying vulnerabilities in time before they erupt into something substantial. Our CISOaaS offers offensive and defensive security capabilities by implementing deterrent, detective, protective, preventive, and compensating controls.
Our vCISO services are tailored to every organization’s specific needs and duration. We can help you prepare, protect and strengthen your defenses while simultaneously ensuring your governance and compliance meets your specific industry’s needs.
More than Compliance Readiness
Columbia Advisory Group’s managed compliance services take you through the compliance readiness process and ensure your organization abides by regulatory requirements and certification bodies in preparation for third-party audits against security standards and cyber-insurance renewals.
Vendor-neutral advice: By leveraging our CISOaaS capabilities, organizations can eliminate redundant security controls and processes, know the right security tools and solutions available in the market, and are not biased towards any product vendor or service provider. Thus, it ensures vendor-neutral advice that is beneficial to the organization.
Information Security Maturity Assessment: Our experts are well-versed with Cyber Security Maturity Assessment (CSMA) and use the proven cybersecurity processes and frameworks to manage and continuously assess any cybersecurity gaps, incidents, or issues affecting your organization’s security posture.
Information Security Program Development: Our CISOaaS services can help organizations develop an effective and efficient information security program that allows personnel direct, oversee, and monitor IT security-related issues and incidents in line with your organization’s objectives while ensuring an optimum combination of people, process, and technology resources.
Information Security Program Implementation: We adopt a step-by-step information security implementation to ensure against overlooking any aspect of information security that could, later on, make your enterprise network systems or critical infrastructure vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
Help organizations meet compliance requirements: Regulatory compliance is a crucial component of any cybersecurity strategy or framework. Our CISOaaS help ensures compliance with local and global regulations and thus helps your organizations avoid regulatory penalties and any reputational losses.
Prepare, analyze and advise: CISOaaS approach ensures that organizations follow a systematic procedure to ensure robust cybersecurity capabilities. We believe in preparing for the job, analyzing and assessing risks in the current control environment, identifying gaps, and advising. We believe in dealing with each problem uniquely and efficiently to save costs and minimize the risk.
Routine security status reviews: While formulating an effective cybersecurity strategy is crucial for any organization, it is critical to review it regularly. Our CISOaaS tool coordinates with the IT security teams and keeps reviewing the organization's preparedness to deal with cybersecurity issues from time to time.
Columbia Advisory group delivers unified security & compliance reporting that allows your business to track its readiness against any security or risk-based standard in real-time.
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