VIRTUAL CISO

Developing a highly versatile security strategy

A Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) is a way in which many organisations 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 organisation 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.

What we do

Dionach will work to understand the goals, challenges, and context that your organisation operates within to offer a truly bespoke consultative experience. We draw upon decades of industry expertise and data-driven insights in order to ensure you have the solution you need.

Challenges ​Addressed

Global Cybersecurity Skills Shortage​

More than 50% of organisations have been impacted by the cybersecurity skills crisis. This extends from initial recruitment right through to retention and staff burnout. More than 76% of organisations 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 organisation 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 organisation 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 organisation 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 organisation, 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. 

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.

Who are Dionach?​

Founded on the information security principles of confidentiality, integrity. and availability, Dionach has a twenty-year track record delivering insight-led cyber security services to organisations worldwide. We are the ideal partner to strengthen your cyber resilience, mitigate risk and safeguard your most valuable information assets right across the enterprise.

We are proud to be ISO 27001 certified, a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and one of just 20 companies worldwide to hold the status of PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI). This testifies to the industry leading competence of our technical specialists and our dedication to achieving the highest possible standards in service delivery.

Over 200 public and private sector organisations worldwide currently entrust their cybersecurity to our expanding global team. ​​

Why choose us?

Our approach to customer service is something our clients always applaud, as our primary focus is on providing an exceptional experience from start to finish. It is for this reason that our client retention rate is so high. Below are our key customer service strengths:

  • Attentive & Personal Approach
  • Relationship Development
  • Project Mapping
  • Highly Accommodating Scheduling 
  • Comprehensive & Functional Reporting (Including Non-Technical Executive Summaries)
  • Post-Engagement Support

 

  • Dionach offers highly competitive rates with a free initial consultation and scoping service to ensure that all needs are met. To learn more about our services and request an initial consultation, please contact a member of the team at your most convenient location. 

Find out how we can help with your cyber challenge