a virtual CISO “is someone who has spent years in the industry, has a wealth of experience having dealt with a wide variety of scenarios, and consults on the management of an organization’s information security."
When hiring a full-time chief information security officer (CISO) for enterprise governance is not possible, contracting with a virtual CISO can provide quick access to flexible and cost-effective security expertise.
There are a number of reasons organizations might choose a virtual CISO as an alternative to a full-time, in-house chief information security officer.
Contracting a virtual CISO can give you access to skills and experience much faster than going through a protracted search for a full-time position, and the cost of hiring a virtual CISO may be far less than hiring a full-time executive. And as an on-demand expert, a virtual CISO provides more flexibility to work on specific projects and can scale as needed.
When hiring a virtual CISO, choosing the right provider is critical to realizing these benefits and providing the experience and expertise you need to move security objectives from the project to the program level. That's why so many organizations nationwide source their virtual CISO with UNITI Cyber.