A Virtual Chief Information Security Officer, or vCISO, is a certified, experienced security professional who can plan, lead and direct all aspects of a Cybersecurity Program on a temporary or long term basis. A vCISO with grenert.net additionally supports decentralized Blockchain and Cryptocurrency security programs.
Virtual CISO services are designed for companies who require a comprehensive information security program but do not have the resources or the requirement for a full-time, dedicated CISO. Or, if a CISO role becomes vacant within an organization, a vCISO can take over the role during the search for a permanent CISO.
A vCISO can take on the traditional responsibilities of a CISO, not limited to information security program creation and management, business continuity planning and review, information security risk assessments, and reporting.
A vCISO can create or manage a GRC program, including information security risk management, compliance with security frameworks and regulations (ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HIPAA, FFIEC, CCSS), compliance auditing, asset management, vendor security management, and tracking of incidents.
A vCISO can lead or perform network vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, Web Application scans, IT security assessments, and security awareness training.
A vCISO is a proven leader with years of professional security experience managing technical and functional teams, while holding multiple information security certifications for management of information systems, risk management, blockchain security, and ethical hacking.