Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCISO)

Access a dedicated, named CISO resource who will provide leadership that will enhance your organisation’s cyber security posture.

What is a vCISO?

A senior-level executive to own and enhance your cyber security posture. 

In today’s hostile digital landscape, almost all organisations will benefit from working with a CISO – a senior-level executive who oversees cyber security. Although many organisations recognise the need for a CISO, they may not be able to recruit a CISO in-house. This is where a vCISO can help – providing access to an experienced CISO without needing to hire them in-house. 

Your Business Challenges

Good CISOs are difficult for most organisations to recruit. 

High demand

With so many organisations recognising the need to recruit a CISO, the high demand and associated cost can make it challenging to bring one on board.

Shortage of talent

In addition to the high demand, there’s also a shortage of talent. A good CISO can be hard to find.

Evolving skill requirements

Cyber never stands still, and so the skillsets required by your CISO are constantly evolving. They must be learning all the time – and preferably have access to a network to support them with this.

Competitive compensation

There’s no getting around it – CISOs demand competitive compensation. This can be a real blocker for many organisations looking to recruit a CISO.

Introducing vCISO from Six Degrees

Access to a dedicated, named CISO resource. 

Six Degrees’ vCISO service provides your organisation with access to a dedicated, named CISO resource to provide expert guidance, strategic planning, and comprehensive support that enables you to enhance your cyber security posture. 

Features of vCISO

The Six Degrees vCISO will tailor the service they deliver to your organisation’s immediate and go-forward requirements. Examples of the available service deliverables include: 

Audit reports

We will conduct a formal audit and deliver the report to you in PDF format.

Security policies and procedures

We will produce policy and procedure documents, aligning to business or compliance requirements.

Budget plans

We will provide financial budget plans that facilitate the delivery of agreed requirements.

Gap analysis

We will produce formal RAG gap analysis and deliver it to you in spreadsheet format.

Benefits of vCISO

Experienced cyber security leaders backed by the full scope of Six Degrees’ cyber security capabilities. 

Strategic Guidance and Reporting

Ensure that cyber security strategies align with the broader business objectives and consistently report on the status of your security posture, providing transparency and aiding informed decision-making.

Cyber Security Roadmap

Helps your organisation develop and maintain an effective cyber security strategy.

Managing Cyber Risk

Identify potential cyber risks, develop mitigation strategies, and lead incident response plans, reducing the potential impact of security threats.

Board Engagement

Effective communication with the board, helping to ensure cyber security is fully considered in all business activities and initiatives.

Regulatory Strategy

Bring an understanding of different regulatory environments, and devise strategies to ensure compliance while meeting business objectives.

Why Six Degrees?

Six Degrees is best placed to deliver vCISO services to your organisation. 

Our heritage

20 plus years of cyber security heritage and experience.

Best talent

HMG cleared, UK-based Analysts.

Tailored services

Tailored services that suit your organisational requirements.

Specialised certifications

Highly specialised certifications including CISSP, CISM and CISA.

Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCISO) Product Overview

“Our vCISO will tailor the service they deliver to your organisation’s immediate and go-forward requirements.”

Marcus Jeffes Product Owner

We have serious credentials when it comes to delivering cyber security services.

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