Today, information is everywhere, and cyber security has received lots of attention in the last few years; new information security standards are released or updated almost continuously (such as EU Data Protection Regulation, ISO27001 and PCI DSS), even then, regulation will only cover parts of the information assurance (IA) requirements.
Many organisations still rely on professionals in the IT department dedicated to the security of their infrastructure. However, the protection of data and resources has become an important issue for a wider range of individuals as well as legislation that pushes executives to consider security responsibilities for their organisation much more seriously.
This has meant that there has been a rise of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to executive levels; those organisations that previously relied on IT department personnel for security now require an individual dedicated solely to information assurance. The CISO role must therefore not only master the IA brief in full, but also understand all aspects of the business.
Given the world shortage in cyber security skills, unsurprisingly, these individuals can be hard to find and retain. The Equantiis vCISO (Virtual CISO) service is designed to offer a solution to fill vacancies where organisations lack designated individuals with the appropriate authority or expertise to carry out the security responsibilities required.
This service can offer several benefits: