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Reduce Cyber Security Risk with a vCISO

A vCISO (virtual chief information security officer) offers all the benefits of an in-house security leader with more resources at your disposal. A CISO as-a-service program may be exactly what your organization needs to reduce your cyber security risk and ensure top-notch information security throughout the organization, all while controlling your costs.

Due to the fact that a vCISO service is comprised of a team of highly experienced cybersecurity, compliance and business professionals, the vCISO can greatly extend the abilities, available time and knowledge base of the corporate CISO. Similar to any virtual system, the service is ‘on demand’ so it can quickly scale up or down as needed and can match the needs of the organization without concern of over or under delegation of personnel.

For small and medium-sized businesses that do not have the essential position of CISO filled, the vCISO provides a robust team whose service can be a good match to the specific needs of that organization.

According to industry data, there is a serious talent shortage in cybersecurity and a very active recruiting of CISO talent between organizations, with industry data showing the average tenure of CISOs to be only 17 months.  A vCISO service can not only bridge the gap between CISOs but can also provide important business continuity and knowledge retention.

Why Hire a vCISO

Reduced Cost: Full-time skilled security experts are pricey. Augment your security talent for a fraction of the cost with a vCISO.


Team Knowledge and Experience: The Cadre vCISO team has more knowledge and overall experience than any one person is likely to achieve in their entire career. This expertise includes, but is not limited to, cybersecurity, directory services, compliance, control design/implementation, business continuity and business practices.


Market Demand: Experts are in high demand and finding candidates is becoming more difficult every day. Industry trends predict this will continue for years to come. A vCISO service can greatly lessen the impact of CISO recruitment time, costs and the impact of turnover or promotion.


Immediacy: If you have an immediate need to ensure you are meeting compliance standards, a vCISO team will be ready to hit the ground running. Training and compliance certification of in-house CISOs can be slow, costly and disruptive to the other duties of the CISO.


Scalability: vCISO services from Cadre provide experienced experts not only when you need them but also to the extent you need them.

Like any contract arrangement, a vCISO helps you strengthen your focus on your core business. It also helps you get the most from your current security investments and skills.

Cadre's vCISO (Virtual CISO) offering is meant to be flexible in order to meet the needs of each of our clients. Engagements typically follow a cycle of assess, plan and remediate.

Whether you need high level guidance on a monthly or quarterly basis or need hands-on help several days per week, our vCISO’s will be able to build a solution for you.

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