A virtual Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) can be an invaluable asset to your company. The virtual CISO provides your business with a person who will be in charge of the electronic security aspects of your company. You will have an executive in place that will not only oversee your electronic security, but will also define it.
Because the CISO is virtual, which means they work off-site, they cost only a small fraction of what a full-time, on-site person would cost. You get all the benefits of having an executive director of security without having to pay the additional money to keep on at your office and pay all the liability insurance and benefits that are associated with making a hire of that nature.
With a virtual CISO, you have someone who can perform jobs that are mandated by government compliance regulations. Anyone who works with the cyber security aspects of your company will report directly to this person, who will oversee the entire operation. Your virtual CISO will not only make sure your company is in compliance, he or she will also work to reduce cyber security risks to your company, making it safer and more secure for both you and your clients.
When you consider all of the benefits a CISO brings, you must ask yourself if your company can afford to not have one.