Interim and Fractional CISO

Chief Information Security Officer

Cyber threats are real, and so are the vulnerabilities, waiting to be exploited by adversaries! So, businesses always look for experienced CISOs with the right skill set, expertise, and knowledge. Organizations expect the CISO to be experts in leading and advising on information security, data privacy, cybersecurity risk management, and audit and compliance-related programs. CISOs help derive strategies to combat cyber threats, unearth hidden vulnerabilities, and protect confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an organization’s valuable information assets. However, investing in a full-time CISO has its disadvantages because they are in extremely high demand, are expensive, and bring in an element of indispensability that can prove detrimental to the organization.

Under such circumstances, the ideal solution is to adopt a ‘CISO as a Service ‘ or ‘CISOaaS’ model that enables organizations to benefit from the CISO’s expertise without incurring capital expenditure on hiring costs, salary, perquisites, training costs, and other redundancy payments. Besides, it allows the organization to maintain an Information Security Management System (ISMS) ably supported by their in-house IT team under the guidance of an on-demand CISO.

CISOaaS introduces a holistic and proactive approach to implementing and strengthening information security, bringing in a cyber-awareness, and developing a cyber-aware culture among the employees.

Leveraging fractional or virtual CISO leadership, organizations can accelerate compliance and readiness by while leveraging the rich experience our team of Chief Information Security Officers bring 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 where there is a severe talent shortage.

Compliance Focused Leadership

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.
Our vCISO’s will help you:

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.

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.

Our CISOaaS services can help organizations develop an effective and efficient information security program that allows personnel to direct, oversee, and monitor IT security-related issues and incidents in line with your organization’s objectives while ensuring an optimum combination of people and processes, and technology resources.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 vCISO practice brings decades of cybersecurity leadership and experience that aligns information security programs with business objectives to measurably improve public and private organizations’ security posture.
Our vCISO’s lead you through:
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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