Today’s digital crimes can be devastating to organizations. So, it’s no surprise that there’s been a sharp increase in cybersecurity regulatory requirements, as well as contractual requirements for minimum cybersecurity standards from clients, partners, and cyber insurers. In fact, both the SEC and FTC now require financial organizations and non-banking organizations that deal with finance, such as accountants, colleges, financial planners, car dealerships, and others to have “skilled cybersecurity leadership,” such as a CISO or virtual CISO services. The role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has become crucial for expert guidance on effective cybersecurity practices and current regulations. However, many organizations don’t need a full-time CISO, and lack the budget for the costly $236K average CISO salary. Fortunately, you can satisfy regulatory and business demands, while staying within your budget by adding virtual CISO services.
The Top 3 Ways Virtual CISO Services Benefit Your Organization
At Cleartech, our virtual CISO services offer a highly skilled designated cybersecurity professional who provides strategic guidance and oversight for only the hours and projects your organization requires. Here the top three reasons your organization can benefits from a virtual CISO:
- Expertise and Experience: Cleartech’s virtual CISO services provide extensive knowledge and expertise in cybersecurity, having worked with a diverse range of organizations. Our virtual CISOs possess up-to-date knowledge of the latest threats, vulnerabilities, and best practices, enabling them to implement effective security measures.
- Cost-Effective: Hiring a full-time CISO can be financially burdensome for smaller or mid-sized companies. Engaging virtual CISO services provides access to top-tier cybersecurity talent on a part-time or as-needed basis, reducing costs while maintaining a high level of expertise.
- Compliance and Regulatory Requirements: Many industries have stringent compliance and regulatory requirements regarding data protection. Virtual CISO services can help ensure regulatory compliance, audit support, as well as implement necessary controls to meet compliance obligations. In the event of a cybersecurity incident, having a virtual CISO can be invaluable. They can lead incident response efforts, coordinate with internal teams and external stakeholders, minimize the impact, ensure all notification requirements are met, and help your organization recover quickly.
Cleartech’s virtual CISO services can help your organization navigate today’s complex cybersecurity landscape, safeguard sensitive data, meet regulatory requirements, and protect against financially devastating ransomware and cyberattacks. Contact us today to find out how we can help your organization build a stronger cybersecurity program with our virtual CISO services.
Want to learn more about the new FTC Safeguards regulations that took effect on June 9, 2023? Read our blog, New FTC Safeguards Rule Checklist: From Impacted Organizations to Compliance Requirements,