ProCircular’s vCISO Services

ProCircular’s virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) services support and augment your security, risk, compliance, and privacy programs. A midwest firm headquartered in Iowa, we help you design, implement, and manage the various elements of your security, risk, compliance, and privacy programs.

What is a vCISO?

vCISO stands for virtual Chief Information Security Officer. A vCISO is a cybersecurity expert who uses their vast cybersecurity and industry knowledge base to help organizations develop and manage an information security program that fits their business needs and goals.

vCISO, virtual CISO consulting services, CISO as a service, and fractional CISO all refer to the same practice of contracting outside consultants to advise information security development. The cost is typically based on a subscription or per-use model that can be customized to your organizational or compliance needs. 

What does a virtual CISO do?

A virtual CISO performs essential cybersecurity support tasks needed to protect an organization’s networks, data and personnel. This includes implementing and monitoring security frameworks, managing IT strategies and plans, creating incident response plans, coordinating GRC efforts and more.

What’s the difference between a virtual CISO and a traditional CISO?

With exclusive focus inside one organization, a traditional CISO works alongside the executive team to help influence decisions regarding marketing and security needs. Although the convenience of having a CISO in-house is of value, the salary cost is a big investment. At a lower cost than a traditional CISO, a virtual CISO is an outsourced, on-demand security practitioner. A vCISO can be a single expert or include a team of experts with a breadth of knowledge and expertise from extensive training and experience that enhance an organization’s internal capabilities.

ProCircular’s Virtual CISO Solution

When you invest in ProCircular’s vCISO services, you’ll get access to seasoned cybersecurity experts to help lead initiatives and assist with cybersecurity program development, maturation, and management within your organization. ProCircular will provide an overall security strategy, roadmap, implementation advice, and oversight without hiring a full-time CISO.

Serving organizations in Iowa, Minnesota and across the Midwest, our vCISO service will help your organization make rapid improvements. ProCircular delivers security-related insight directly to executives, providing expert advice and guidance to inform strategic business decisions. The following vCISO categories are constructed to offer varying levels of service depending on your needs:

Partner vCISO Services

The “all-in” approach. ProCircular acts as a complete CISO for the duration of the partnership.

Transitional vCISO Services

The “interim” approach. ProCircular assumes temporary continuation of an existing security program while a new CISO is integrated.

Supplemental vCISO Services

Our “support” option. ProCircular provides expert assistance to support an existing CISO, adding to the CISO’s operational reach and capabilities without adding staff.

What do I get with ProCircular’s virtual CISO consulting services?

A CISO adds security and strategic leadership to organizations who want to prioritize incident response and avert a data breach. Some organizations may hire an in-house CISO, but many find that the investment can be costly. A Chief Information Security Officer is an executive level position and budget restraints may be a roadblock when hiring someone full-time.  A better use of an organization’s resources would be to outsource this role to a consulting service, like ProCircular. A Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) offers the same critical dedication and ensures security compliance needs are met without having to invest in and train a full-time CISO.

Benefits of Professional Virtual CISO Consulting Services

When you work with one of the top virtual CISO companies in the region, you’ll experience benefits beyond what you could achieve with an in-house cybersecurity team. Working with ProCircular gives you access to a full cybersecurity team in addition to your main point of contact. Rather than hiring a full-time CISO and investing that budget in a single salary, invest in virtual CISO services from ProCircular. You’ll pay far less and have decades of combined cybersecurity expertise at your fingertips.

Our expertise covers a broad selection of cybersecurity topics and issues. We’ve seen it all, and we’re eager to serve as an extension of your team and provide enhanced network security guidance for your organization.

When should you hire a vCISO?

An information security program is only as strong as its consultant. If you are without a current CISO, odds are you are operating without sound security advice and at risk of a data breach. When hiring a vCISO, look for consultants that are experienced in your area of business or adjacent to your business industry. Keep in mind, a virtual chief information security officer will be working within all areas of your organization, so hire someone who fits your company culture.

Make ProCircular Your Virtual Chief Information Security Officer

Not all virtual CISO companies are created equal. When you use ProCircular’s vCISO services, we provide a single person as your main point of contact, but you’ll also have access to a team with a deep body of knowledge. One individual will spearhead your efforts and bring in subject matter experts in whatever area you need most. Whether compliance, policy, disaster recovery, or incident response, your dedicated virtual CISO will enable you to get your arms around your essential cybersecurity efforts. Learn more about our vCISO services by calling our cybersecurity team 844-95-SECUR! To get a free quote, contact ProCircular today.