A Chief Information Security Officer (“CISO”) is pivotal in any company. This executive-level role identifies requirements, shapes policy, and leads efforts to protect the company’s cyber and technical assets while not losing sight of the company’s culture. A CISO must be able to communicate at the Board level to articulate technical and often complex cybersecurity threats and controls.
The CISO functions are just as important to small-to-medium sized businesses (“SMB”), as they are to a large public company. Unfortunately, this role is not easy to fill or fund, and may not require a full-time position. SQ Risk offers a Fractional CISO Service (also referred to as a “Virtual CISO”). This service is customized to address the CISO functions of the customer without the overhead of an executive-level, highly compensated employee. The CISO service may include (but is not limited to):
• Design and Manage the Information Security Program
• Technical Risk Assessments
• Identification of Controls and Third-Parties to meet Cybersecurity goals
• A Key Stakeholder in other Risk Management Programs or Committees
SQ Risk’s Fractional CISO is a flexible service based on industry standards and regulations, customized to your cybersecurity needs.