What is a Virtual CISO?
Cyber crimes continue to be very costly for organizations. The Ponemon Study found that the mean annualized cost for 58 benchmarked organizations is $15 million per year. Last year’s mean cost per benchmarked organization was $12.7 million. Thus, we observe a $2.7 million (19 percent) increase in mean value. The net increase over six years in the cost of cyber crime is 82 percent
Rarely do board directors possess specialist skills to combat today’s highly skilled and persistent cyber criminals and therefore have to rely on external collaboration. Proactive RIsk provides Virtual CISO services designed to bridge that skill gap. With our Virtual CISO service, you get a retained board-level resource who can ‘virtually sit inside your company’ and manage your security strategy, budget, review of risks and regulatory programs.
This service can range in duration from being a few hours per month consultancy to an interim full time CISO
Advisory – Security advisor for the CEO or the expert partner to the organization. ProactiveRISK delivers security-related insight directly to executives, providing expert advice and guidance to inform strategic business decisions.
Supplemental – Our “support” option. ProactiveRISK provides expert assistance to support an existing CISO, adding to the CISO’s operational reach and capabilities without adding staff.
Transitional – The “interim” approach. ProactiveRISK assumes temporary continuation of an existing security program while a new CISO is integrated.
Partner – The “all-in” approach. ProactiveRISK acts as a complete CISO for the duration of the subscription.