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Why choose a Bulletproof virtual CISO?

Trusted Expertise

Specialist information security expertise powers easy management & implementation of your information security strategy

Immediate Impact

A virtual CISO is immediately available to start making an impact, delivering quick strategic security improvements

Accessible Packages

Flexible packages give all the benefits of a dedicated CISO in a cost-effective way, with no expensive in-house hires

Objective Strategy

Unbiased expertise challenges your security assumptions & boosts effectiveness of your risk management activities

What is a virtual CISO?

A virtual CISO (vCISO) is an information security professional who provides CISO services to businesses on a retainer basis. This gives instant access to senior security expertise, helping you look objectively at your business, make technology recommendations, and manage risk. CISO as a service provides flexibility, scalability and specialist skills to help businesses navigate the complex landscape of information security strategy and risk management. With dedicated CISO hires being increasingly expensive and information security being a growing part of everyday business, a virtual CISO bridges the gap and provides a high-value service.

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Benefits of a vCISO service

Put simply, a vCISO is the best way to implement and manage your information security strategy, no for all business sizes and sectors.

  • Expert security strategy available as needed

  • Flexible service that scales as you grow

  • Unbiased information security insight

  • Manage your security activities & priorities

  • Makes risk management & compliance easy

  • Affordable solution to security management

Smaller Businesses

Smaller Businesses

The narrower nature of smaller business’ operations means there’s not enough workload to justify a full-time CISO. This even extends to mid-market and larger organisations too. Another key factor driving virtual CISO service is the significant cost of a full-time, in-house hire. Virtual CISO sidesteps this problems, providing a right-sized service that’s always highly cost effective.

Larger Organisations

Larger Organisations

Larger organisations benefit from an unbiased view of your security strategy that can challenge your assumptions and bring learnings from other sectors to your business. They can also be a key hub, bringing together your information security activities, to make sure your investments are working intelligently and delivering value.

How can a CISO as a service help my business?How can a CISO as a service help my business?

How can a CISO as a service help my business?

A virtual CIO is a dedicated information security consultant who will truly get to know your business. They will understand your current operations and future objectives, and create a roadmap to success. Here’s a breakdown of the roles & responsibilities of a virtual CISO.

  • Information security strategy & leadership, tailored to your organisation
  • Work proactively to protect the business against cyber threats
  • Reduce the possibility of data breaches
  • Be a voice for information security, training & mentoring in-house staff
  • Central authority on risk assessment & management
  • Find efficient routes to meeting compliance standards
  • Maintain the ISMS for ISO 27001 if applicable
  • Manage the suite of cyber protection tools (depending on package)

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vCISO Essentials

Recommended for smaller businesses looking for information security guidance & who want to start doing the basics.

The vCISO Essentials package covers everything a business needs to get started with managing your information security.

  • Discovery audit to fully understand your organisation
  • Trusted advice on ad hoc information security matters
  • Create Information Security Risk Management Framework
  • Drive & support the maintenance of the ISMS
  • Staff information security awareness training
  • Incident response tabletop exercise
  • Create & review Information Security Policy
  • Establish and chair a security working group
  • Create and complete security due diligence questionnaires
  • Access review across all systems
  • Internal audit (up to 4 days), e.g. ISO or PCI DSS readiness
  • Lookahead Kick-off meeting to plan subsequent years
£1,995
per month

vCISO Premium

Recommended for high-growth businesses with larger information security operations who need more in-depth help.

vCISO Premium includes everything in vCISO Essentials, plus the follow high-value additions:

  • Fully managed security tooling for 10 users, including on-demand training, asset tracking, threat management dashboard, vulnerability scanner, cyber healthcheck & more
  • Create & review DevOps Security Process
  • Information security assurance for cloud platforms & tools
  • Cyber Essentials certification
  • Penetration test report review & recommendations
£3,995
per month

vCISO Ultimate

Recommended for larger organisations & those who want to offload all information security management.

vCISO Ultimate lets you Offload the management of all your information security operations to your vCISO. Manage penetration tests, compliance certification, staff training, security tooling & more. Your vCISO becomes a true part of your team. Everything in vCISO Essentials & vCISO Premium, plus:

  • Fully managed security tooling expands to 20 users
  • Cyber Essentials certification is upgraded to Cyber Essentials Plus
  • Managed SIEM up to 5 log sources
  • PCI DSS consultancy support
  • Penetration test
£POA
per month

vCISO Flex

Build your own custom vCISO package from our service catalogue for best-fit information security management & support.

For businesses with custom requirements, or who want to craft a more tailored vCISO package, vCISO Flex has you covered. Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.

£POA
per month

vCISO Flex

Build your own custom vCISO package from our service catalogue for best-fit information security management & support.

For businesses with custom requirements, or who want to craft a more tailored vCISO package, vCISO Flex has you covered. Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.

£POA
per month
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Bulletproof virtual CISO expertise

We take pride in building and nurturing teams of highly qualified information security consultants that power our CISO as a service offering. Our virtual CISOs have experience helping businesses of all size and sector manage their information security. Bulletproof brings this breadth of knowledge to every new customer, to deliver a service that is effective, efficient, and meets your business’ unique requirements.

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Virtual CISO FAQs

A virtual chief information security officer (CISO) is responsible for a business’ information and data security. A CISO’s responsibilities can include:

  • Analysing any immediate threats to the data and security of a business
  • Setting the security strategy for the business
  • Raising awareness with the board on any potential security issues with business decisions
  • Enforcing security best practice measures
  • Upon a breach occurring, investigating what went wrong and how the issue can be resolved to avoid the same outcome again
  • Ensuring staff handle data securely and IT infrastructure is designed with best security practices in mind
  • A virtual CISO will ultimately oversee the protection of both business and customer data, as well as protecting business’ infrastructure from malicious actors.

Small and medium-sized businesses often find they don’t have the volume of work to justify a full-time CISO, which makes a virtual CISO a viable option to still manage their information security requirements.

Mid-market and larger organisations often find that the cost of hiring a CISO full-time is prohibitively expensive. A CISO’s wealth of experience commands high salaries. This makes hiring a virtual CISO on a retainer basis a best-of-both-worlds option. You get as much security strategy and leadership as you need, in a cost-effective retainer basis.

Proper information security management is an on-going process, requiring regular reviews, assessments, audits and maintenance. All vCISO Essentials and vCISO Premium customers benefit from a Lookahead Kick-off meeting, where future audits, renewal of certification, training, policy reviews are planned in. For vCISO Ultimate customers, Lookahead Kickoff will also include scoping for the next penetration test and service review of the managed SIEM service.

As a trusted penetration testing service provider, Bulletproof offers a variety of pen tests, as one-offs to spot check your security or on a recurring basis as part of an on-going security strategy. The exact type of penetration test you require depends on your security objectives and compliance needs, such as PCI DSS pen testing. We often find that combined testing – such as a mix of web application and infrastructure/network security testing – gets the best outcome.

Bulletproof makes senior information security strategy accessible to all. Our handy packages start at £1,995 per month and include everything a business needs to get started. For larger organisation or businesses who have custom requirements, we’ll take the time to understand and define your requirements. By looking at your priorities and objectives, we can quote for a best-fit solution that remains cost-effective.

A virtual CISO service will reduce both the likelihood and impact of data breaches, and makes it much easier to meet and maintain compliance standards. This means a vCISO service will give great value to your business.

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