Why have a Separation of Responsibility?
In the past, cybersecurity was the responsibility of the IT department in a company. So, why when training your IT department is more cost-effective, should a company invest in a CISO? Well, while it is imperative that your IT department is cybersecurity aware, cybercrime is becoming such an issue that it needs to be somebody’s daily job to proactively police security in any business. Security has become as integral to the functioning of a business, as sales or marketing are, and can no longer be overlooked or underestimated. The role of a CISO is as important as that of a CTO or CFO. With the increase in targeted cyber attacks and businesses being held to ramsom to access their data again, having a cyber security expert in a seat on your Board, gives a certain level of reassurance.
The Solution – A Virtual CISO, VCISO.
Although the role of a CISO is crucial to the success of a business, we do recognise the high cost that appointing a cyber security expert with the gravitas of a CISO involves. Consequently, we have developed a service that allows businesses to employ a virtual CISO. A VCISO carries out the same role as a traditionally appointed CISO, however at a much lower cost. The benefits of this make it a worthwhile consideration for all companies that value cybersecurity having a cyber security expert embedded in the business. Not only does a VCISO reduce costs but they allow flexible working times and days to suit your company’s needs. A VCISO brings results and ensures that all operations are running smoothly without placing pressure on company finances. It is the ideal way to improve your company’s cybersecurity and reduce vulnerability to attacks.
It is abundantly clear that with cybercrime on the rise, and your company’s profits and reputation on the line, that cybersecurity needs to be taken more seriously. It is essential that companies have a cyber security expert looking out for the business security interests. Without a CISO at the top table your company is vulnerable to attack. The cost of a cyberattack is too great to be overlooked. In the words of Stephane Nappo, Global Head of Information Security for Société Générale International Banking and Finance Services, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and a few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.”