A Virtual CISO is an on-demand virtual information security officer. Working part-time and on-demand when necessary, virtual CISO’s equip UK small businesses with top tier cyber security guidance. All businesses don’t have to worry about is the cost of hiring a CISO full-time.
What is a Virtual Information Security Officer?
Every day, upwards of 10,000 cyber attacks target UK businesses nationwide. Chief among targets are small businesses.
Hackers and cyber criminals know that small businesses can’t afford the luxury of state-of-the-art cyber security. (Hiring a Chief Information Security Officer alone can cost £200,000.) Thankfully, retaining a Defensity virtual information security officer mitigates this problem.
- At Defensity, we allow small businesses to hire a virtual CISO on a retainer basis.
- You benefit from on-demand expert cyber security guidance in times of crisis.
- A virtual CISO can help you plan and implement a robust cyber security strategy to prevent hacks and data breaches.
A Defensity virtual information security officer can also help you manage your business IT budget. Out of the box, retaining a Defensity virtual CISO will also help you stay up to date with all the latest cyber security trends and best practices.
Custom Tailored Virtual CISO Support
Every business is different. Because of this, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all strategy when it comes to cyber security.
Sadly, the mere mention of cyber security often leaves many business owners feeling out of their depth. This results in many businesses leaving critical security vulnerabilities wide open, As a result, businesses risk significant downtime and disruption when threats manifest.
- Not implementing a robust data protection strategy can leave businesses open to hefty GDPR fines.
- Lackluster threat detection and network monitoring can result in attacks and data beaches flying under the radar.
- Business owners and employees often waste time and resources just trying to hold self-implemented security strategies together.
Thankfully, Defensity offers virtual CISO support that includes the development of a bespoke cyber security strategy for your business.
As well as responding when network threats manifest, your virtual security officer can also assist with real-time security monitoring. This helps you free time, resources, and allocate IT expenditure more effectively.
How Does Retaining a Virtual Information Security Officer Work?
Do you feel out of your depth when it comes to cyber security? If so, you are not alone. Research suggests that 39% of UK SMEs are still not GDPR compliant or as security aware as they should be.
Now with Defensity, you can finally lay worry to rest. We allow you to pay a monthly retainer that guarantees on-demand virtual CISO support 24/7. We also allocate a set amount of hours each month when your virtual CISO will work directly with you and your team.
Guarantee better peace of mind and business longevity by contacting Defensity now to discuss your virtual CISO options.
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