Virtual CISO

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. Retaining a Defensity virtual CISO will also help you stay up to date with all the latest cyber security trends and best practices.


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What is a Virtual CISO?

Every day, upwards of 10,000 cyber attacks target UK businesses nationwide. Chief among these targets are small businessesHackers and cyber criminals know that small businesses can’t afford the luxury of state-of-the-art cyber security services. (Hiring a Chief Information Security Officer alone can cost £200,000.) Thankfully, retaining a Defensity virtual information security officer mitigates this problem.


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.

Top Features of our Virtual CISO Service


Retaining a Defensity Virtual CISO will help you stay up to date with all the latest cyber security trends and best practices. A Defensity virtual information security officer can also help you manage your business IT budget.


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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 greater peace of mind and business longevity by contacting Defensity now to discuss your Virtual CISO options and claim your complimentary consultancy.


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Our experts are on hand to provide professional cyber security advice for your organisation

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.

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Why choose Defensity for your Virtual CISO


Work with Cyber Security Experts

Defensity is an Authorised Cyber Essentials & IASME Certification Body, you will only consult with qualified (CISSP) Security Professionals.


Frequently asked questions and answers

A monthly retainer is usually agreed. This will depend on the size of the company and the complexity of the network, endpoints, servers and end result required. Prices for a small micro business with a simple setup  will start from £500.

A simple phone call for us to start to understand your business and current setup. This is usually followed by a GAP assessment to ascertain exactly how much work will be required to bring you up to our recommendations.

Yes, Cyber Incident Response can be added into the overall package.

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