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Virtual Chief Information Security Officer Service

vCISO as a service Overview

The Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) as a service is a comprehensive and flexible solution designed to provide organisations with expert guidance, strategic planning, and leadership in information security. The service offers a cost-effective alternative to hiring a full-time, in-house CISO by leveraging experienced professionals who can deliver tailored information security management and support remotely.


The primary objective of the vCISO as a service is to assist organisations in developing, implementing, and maintaining a robust information security program that aligns with their specific needs, industry requirements, and regulatory compliance obligations. This is achieved by providing access to a team of skilled professionals with expertise in various aspects of information security and risk management.

Scope of Services

The vCISO as a service covers a broad range of activities and responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  1. Security Strategy and Planning:
  1. Development and maintenance of an information security strategy and roadmap
  2. Establishment of security policies, procedures, and guidelines
  3. Alignment of security initiatives with organizational objectives and industry best practices
  • Risk Management:
    1. Identification, assessment, and prioritisation of information security risks
    2. Implementation of risk mitigation measures and controls
    3. Regular monitoring and reporting of risk posture
  • Compliance Management:
    1. Ensuring adherence to industry-specific regulations and standards (e.g., GDPR, PCI-DSS, etc.)
    2. Management of security audits, assessments, and certifications
    3. Implementation of required controls and remediation activities
  • Incident Management:
    1. Development and implementation of an incident response plan
    2. Conduct incident response table top exercises
    3. Coordination and support during security incidents
  • Security Awareness and Training:
    1. Development and delivery of security awareness programs and training materials
    2. Regular communications to promote a security-conscious culture within the organisation
  • Supplier and Third-Party Risk Management:
    1. Evaluation of third-party security risks and management of supplier relationships
    2. Implementation of appropriate security controls for third-party access and data sharing
  • Cybersecurity Metrics and Reporting:
    1. Collection, analysis, and reporting of key security metrics
    2. Regular reporting to executive management and relevant stakeholders

Engagement Model

The vCISO as a service is typically provided on a retainer basis, with a predetermined number of days allocated per month for the required scope of services. The engagement model can be adjusted based on the specific needs of the organisation, with options for project-based or ad-hoc support as needed.


By opting for a vCISO as a service, organisations can benefit from:

  1. Access to a team of highly skilled and experienced information security professionals
  2. Cost savings compared to hiring a full-time, in-house CISO
  3. Flexibility to scale services up or down based on changing needs and priorities
  4. Enhanced security posture through expert guidance, strategy, and execution

Improved compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards

Having the right people with the right skills in place is key to managing information security risk within your organisation. There is a global shortage of cyber security professionals at all levels but especially so at senior management level. Data is the lifeblood Prism Infosec is able to provide experienced cyber consultants to act as a virtual CISO (vCISO) within your organisation to provide the leadership and guidance needed to ensure that an effective, comprehensive and pragmatic information security framework is established and maintained.

The vCISO as a service enables the effective management of information security and reduces the realisation of risks, informs best practice and also improves the organisational security culture.

Given the way organisations now work whether on premises, remotely or hybrid our vCISO will support you in a bespoke manner. We can tailor the necessary time needed to fit your requirements, ranging from a weekly calls or onsite meetings to support your organisational information security needs being available accordingly.

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