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Virtual CISO & Policy Advisory

With the ever evolving cybersecurity threat landscape, it is more important than ever to have a resource that you can trust to manage your organization’s cybersecurity strategy. Typically, that would be a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Unfortunately, many businesses do not have the security budget to hire a full-time CISO. This is where our Virtual CISO offering comes in; A vCISO can provide your business with the same level of expertise and guidance as a full-time CISO, without breaking the bank. 

Aside from your overall cybersecurity management, a vCISO can also leverage their expertise to guide your organization through policy planning and writing. With 56% of Americans not knowing what steps to take in the event of a data breach, it is crucial for business leaders to have a written policy in place so your business can be ready for anything.

Why a Virtual CISO Is The Right Fit For Your Business

Much like a Chief Information Security Officer, a Virtual CISO primarily handles the implementation and management of an organization’s cybersecurity posture, offering third-party opinions and guidance. Our Virtual CISO’s come with years of industry experience, hold many industry certifications and are passionate about securing American businesses. 

Your Organization Houses Sensitive Data

Your Organization Has a Limited Security Budget

Your Organization Has Specific Needs or Goals in Mind

A Virtual CISO:


  • Cybersecurity Program
  • User Awareness Training
  • IT Solutions and Tools
  • Recommendations from Assessments and Penetration Tests
  • Data Security Protocols
  • Incident Response Objectives
  • A Culture of Strong Information Security


  • Threat Reporting
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • In-House IT Staff
  • Cloud Migration
  • Vendor Relations
  • Ongoing Risks
  • IT Decisions

Policy Advisory

There is not a one-size-fits-all solution to cybersecurity policy. Every organization must define policies that are aligned with the goals and objectives of the business. That may be tough to figure out on your own if you are a small or medium sized business.

What security measures should you implement? Where are you most vulnerable? How can you prevent data breaches? What should you do in the event of a data breach? Who can you trust? Where do you start?

The first step is always to perform a network security assessment. Your network needs to be tested for vulnerabilities to find where it is weakest and exploitable. Once your baseline for security has been established, then we can help you put the policy pieces in place to protect what you have worked for. Our cyber policy advisory includes:

Third Party Policy and Vendor Management Review

  • Verify security controls are in place
  • Review outside vendor agreements to ensure data privacy and protection
  • Consulting and security due diligence on third party engagements

Operational Policy and Procedures Consulting

  • Review procedures to verify implementation of security controls
  • Review security control procedures
  • Create acceptable use policy
  • Written information security program

Security and Regulatory Standard Consulting

  • Ensure security alignment with NIST/ISO frameworks
  • Regulatory review to ensure compliance with California Consumer Privacy Act, General Data Privacy Rule, Ohio Data Protection Act, etc.

Organizational Training

If a company is serious about protecting its information assets and the personal data of its clients, then they will usually hire a chief information security officer or CISO. A CISO is the chief executive in charge of creating and managing a cybersecurity framework to protect the assets of a company. Among the findings of Ponemon Institutes Cost of Data Breach Study was the fact that employing a CISO could significantly reduce the cost of a data breach.

Hiring a full time CISO can be prohibitively expensive for the small and medium sized businesses that are most vulnerable to cyber attacks, however. That is why having a Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) is often the safe and sensible option for maintaining a security strategy.

A vCISO can provide all of the benefits of an onsite CISO and more. With a vCISO you will be able to access an entire team of cybersecurity professionals who are constantly up to date on the latest threats that could be effecting your company. Your vCISO team can also provide vulnerability reports and direct your in-house team on what needs to be done to maximize the protection for your information assets. The following are some of the primary duties a vCISO can take care of for you:

  • Provide threat reports
  • Assess ongoing risks
  • Manage your in-house IT staff
  • Establishing data security protocols, standards and
  • Make IT decisions
  • Cloud Migration
  • Software Implementation

Alliant Cybersecurity Advantage

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