Chief Information Security Officer-as-a-Service (CISOaaS) provides information security leadership from an appropriate pool of expertise and technical resources from within IT Governance. CISOaaS provides security guidance to senior management and drives the organisation’s information security programme.
CISOaaS can help your organisation to identify its current information security maturity, the threat landscape, what needs to be protected and the level of protection required, as well as the regulatory requirements it needs to meet. The CISO will put together an information security strategy, ensuring that the basics are implemented and maintained, risks are reduced, and the maturity of information security will be raised.
Organisations that are serious about security face the challenge of finding a CISO who has the right skills and knowledge. Someone must own the security and compliance strategy, but the requirement can extend beyond the expertise of operational IT and security managers. However, investing in a full-time CISO can have its disadvantages, too. What happens when the CISO is ill, goes on holiday or is not up to date with the latest legislation or cyber threats? A lack of security talent can also keep a full-time CISO from functioning effectively and seeing the bigger picture. Most CISOs will face the severe challenge of having too few team members and not enough experienced talent.
A CISOaaS model can help you acquire this expertise without the drawbacks. It allows your organisation to access strategic security experience cost-effectively and technical skills, gaining all the benefits without the capital expenditure (salary, hiring costs, sick pay, holiday pay, training costs and potential redundancy payments). This enables your organisation to build and maintain an ISMS (information security management system) and take a risk-driven approach to protect sensitive assets, supported by your in-house IT team.
Access a pool of experienced, Specialised, senior cybersecurity professionals
Access resources quickly and eliminate the need to attract and retain talent
Lower your costs by only paying for the support required
Reduce your risk by enhancing your cyber and information strategy with a clearly defined roadmap
Gain experience to educate and present to all types of senior executives and board members