Chief Information Security Officer-as-a-Service (CISOaaS) provides information security leadership from an appropriate pool of expertise and technical resources within IT Governance. CISOaaS provides security guidance to senior management and drives the organisation’s Information Security and Cyber Security programme.
CISOaaS enables your organisation to identify its current Information Security and Cyber Security maturity, the threat landscape, what needs to be protected, the level of protection required, as well as the regulatory requirements it needs to meet. As a result, the CISO will put together an Information Security and Cyber Security strategy, ensuring that the basics are implemented and maintained, risks are being reduced, and the overall Information and Cyber Security maturity levels will be raised.
Organisations serious about security face the challenge of recruiting 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 falls ill, goes on vacation or is not updated 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.
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