Posted On: January 15, 2019
Organizations, big or small, are all grappling with combating the onslaught of security attacks, making security a top priority for today’s IT teams in every vertical. As Forbes so broadly states, “Cybersecurity is applicable to every business operation, whether it’s in the military, corporations or entrepreneurs.” And while cybersecurity decisions used to be contained to the boardroom or high-level government agencies, now the average employee is hyper aware of the potential risks a breach can bring.
Yet, despite the rising awareness, many organizations are still woefully unprepared to detect or mitigate an attack before it wreaks havoc on their business. While the entire workforce plays a critical role in a successful security strategy, ultimately responsibility falls on IT security leadership to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and accessibility of the company’s data.
This is a daunting scenario for security leaders who are overwhelmed by their list of to-dos. They can’t do it all and are struggling to narrow down the never-ending list of potential security projects. So, where should they start? “Focus on projects that reduce the most amount of risk and have the largest business impact,” said Gartner vice president and analyst Neil MacDonald.
But what if you don’t even know where you have the greatest risk and what the potential business impact could be? The answer could lie in having the right security expertise and leadership on your team. However according to salary.com, as of December 2018, the average Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in the US is making $220,114, a salary that may not be feasible in most mid-market organizations. This is where teaming up with a virtual CISO (vCISO) may be a practical option.
These are just some of the common challenges we’re seeing our customers struggle to address which has led OneNeck to offer our Virtual CISO services. While no two engagements are identical, the general purpose of the OneNeck vCISO service is to work with you to run a security control framework assessment and produce a gap analysis, then provide a remediation plan that addresses the vulnerabilities in your environment. We can also help with the remediation, so that depending on the agreed-to level of engagement, we’re there to help throughout.
Security can be overwhelming, and we want you to know you’re not alone. Interested in hearing how OneNeck’s vCISO service helped a customer improved their existing information security program and boost their overall security posture? Check out this customer story from Gila River Casinos.
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