VIRTUAL CISO

Developing a highly versatile security strategy

A Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) is a way in which many organizations adapt to rapidly evolving cyber risks. Dionach’s offering in this area gives you access to an industry leading panel of experts, with extensive directorate experience, to confidently lead your organization forwards in the information age.

Dionach’s vCISO service focuses on developing a highly versatile security strategy for our clients, but we can also be brought in to assist with existing strategy implementation and to tackle specific issues and concerns. Dionach’s world-leading vCISO service can introduce best practices, implement compliance standards to certification level and respond rapidly to incidents.

Challenges ​Addressed

Global Cybersecurity Skills Shortage​

More than 50% of organizations have been impacted by the cybersecurity skills crisis. This extends from initial recruitment right through to retention and staff burnout. More than 76% of organizations have found it difficult to hire cybersecurity staff and being offered a higher compensation package was cited as the main reason (33%CISOs leave their current organization for another. Engaging a vCISO can rapidly relieve workload pressures for your business, allowing you to ensure your wider teams are well supported. 

Myopic Decision Making

Engaging a vCISO mitigates the risk of myopic decision making.  Your organization will benefit from access to a consortium of information security professionals, spanning technical specialisms, qualifications and industry specific experiences you wouldn’t be able to find in a single individual. Our collaborative and consultative approach can offer external perspectives which a single individual may not have considered, or even have capacity to address.

Myopic Decision Making

Engaging a vCISO mitigates the risk of myopic decision making.  Your organization will benefit from access to a consortium of information security professionals, spanning technical specialisms, qualifications and industry specific experiences you wouldn’t be able to find in a single individual. Our collaborative and consultative approach can offer external perspectives which a single individual may not have considered, or even have capacity to address.

 

Budget Constraints

Employing a full-time CISO can be costly, and the compensation packages expected are continuing to rise year on year. That is not to diminish how essential and worthwhile a full-time CISO is to your organization, but to rather highlight how vCISO can offer a wealth of benefits. These include providing cover for parental leave and bridging the gap between replacement hires, long-term illness or secondments. 

Support available with a VIRTUAL CISO

Cybersecurity Strategy

Dionach can work closely with your organization’s leadership to develop a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that aligns with your business objectives and risk tolerance.

Risk Management

Dionach can assist in assessing and managing cybersecurity risks by conducting risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing.

Compliance and Regulatory Support

Dionach can provide guidance to ensure that your organization complies with relevant industry regulations and standards such as PCI DSS, or ISO 27001.

Incident Response Planning

 Dionach can help your organization develop an incident response plan to handle security incidents effectively. We can assist in establishing protocols, defining roles and responsibilities, and conducting tabletop exercises to test the response capability.

Security Awareness and Training

Dionach can support your organization in creating a culture of security awareness by designing and delivering training programs. We can educate employees about best practices, social engineering threats, and other relevant security topics.

Security Audits and Assessments

Dionach can conduct security audits and assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of an organisation’s security controls, identify vulnerabilities, and provide recommendations for improvement.

Cybersecurity Strategy

Dionach can work closely with your organization’s leadership to develop a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that aligns with your business objectives and risk tolerance.

Risk Management

Dionach can assist in assessing and managing cybersecurity risks by conducting risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing.

Compliance and Regulatory Support

Dionach can provide guidance to ensure that your organization complies with relevant industry regulations and standards such as PCI DSS, or ISO 27001.

Incident Response Planning

 Dionach can help your organization develop an incident response plan to handle security incidents effectively. We can assist in establishing protocols, defining roles and responsibilities, and conducting tabletop exercises to test the response capability.

Security Awareness and Training

Dionach can support your organization in creating a culture of security awareness by designing and delivering training programs. We can educate employees about best practices, social engineering threats, and other relevant security topics.

Security Audits and Assessments

Dionach can conduct security audits and assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of an organisation’s security controls, identify vulnerabilities, and provide recommendations for improvement.

Our Approach

1

Evaluate

Establish current security posture.Determine business context, objectives and values.

2

Strategise

Threat identification and mitigation. Champion your cybersecurity strategy.

3

Implement

Clear leadership and directorate level guidance.Executive risk management and consultancy.Measurable results.

Compliance service

How are Dionach positioned to help Your Organization?

Dionach is a cybersecurity company that specializes in providing comprehensive security services to organizations of all sizes.  Dionach can help your organization develop and implement cybersecurity strategies, manage risk, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry best practices. Overall, Dionach’s 23 years experience and expertise in cybersecurity can help your organization improve its security posture and protect against cyber threats. We are ISO 27001, ISO 9001 certified, and a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). Our services include Network and Web Application Penetration Testing, Red and Purple Team engagements, SCADA and OT Testing, and Governance Risk and Compliance Services. Our experts ensure industry-leading competence and deliver services with the highest standards of quality.

HOW WE WORK

We deliver the whole spectrum of cyber security services, from long-term, enterprise wide strategy and implementation projects to single penetration tests.

Our team works with you to identify and assess your organisation’s vulnerabilities, define enterprise-wide goals, and advise how best to achieve them.

Our recommendations are clear, concise, pragmatic and tailored to your organisation.

Independent, unbiased, personalised – this is how we define our services. We guide you to spend wisely and invest in change efficiently.

Client Reviews

  • The vCISO service has provided us with the strategic direction we needed to enhance our information security program. Dionach’s vCISO understood our industry’s unique challenges and helped us achieve compliance with relevant regulations. Their proactive approach to risk management and incident response planning has greatly improved our cybersecurity posture.

    CIO - Finance Industry
  • Dionach’s virtual CISO service has been instrumental in bridging the gap in our cybersecurity capabilities. Their vCISO brought extensive knowledge and experience, enabling us to implement robust security controls and improve our overall security posture. The vCISO team’s availability and responsiveness have been impressive, providing us with timely guidance whenever we needed it.

    IT Manager - Retail

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