Vistrada provides the help you need to proactively manage your cybersecurity program, reduce risk, and achieve compliance with industry and regulatory requirements.

Cybersecurity continues to be one of the highest risks that organizations face today. Most organizations are committed to reducing cybersecurity risk and maintaining compliance with requirements, but often not sure where to start.

Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be difficult. At Vistrada, we simplify cybersecurity and compliance with our virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) services that provide your organization with the tools and services needed to implement and maintain an effective security and risk management program. In turn, an effective cybersecurity program reduces your risks and supports compliance, both of which protect your investments, customers and allow business growth.

vCISO Program Components

Proactively manage your cybersecurity program

Our vCISO Services Program includes the following components:

  • Gap Assessments and Compliance Evaluations
  • Real-Time GRC Dashboards and Insight
  • Policy Reviews and Alignment
  • Cybersecurity Roles and Responsibilities Definition
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Social Engineering/Phishing Exercises
  • Managed Vulnerability Scanning
  • Support for external security questionnaires
  • Tabletop Exercises (Incident Response/Business Continuity)
  • Annual Penetration Testing and Reporting
  • Physical Security Self-Assessments
  • Third Party (Vendor & Supplier) Due Diligence
  • Audit and Examination Preparation
No organization should implement controls to pass an audit or exam. Organizations should have successful audit or exam results because of the controls they have implemented as part of their cybersecurity program. Our vCISO services enable our clients to do just that.
Bryon Miller, | Vistrada’s CISO

The heart of our vCISO services program is our assessment and compliance portal that provides real-time insight into the status of control requirements for your organization. This portal provides the following functionality:

  • Control assignments for accountability
  • Executive dashboard views for clear insight
  • Documentation and evidence repository
  • Automated task reminders
  • Vendor due diligence assessments and reporting
  • And much, much more…

Our cloud-based, always current solution is combined with our team of cyber professionals to track every aspect of your program. The result is a cybersecurity roadmap that is specific to the needs of your organization along with the right tools for maintaining the controls you have worked hard to implement.

Apptega Image 1 768x609 1

The Vistrada Difference

An entire vCISO team is dedicated to your success

At Vistrada, we go far beyond providing you with a single cybersecurity program partner with program leadership experience. Our vCISO clients get an entire team of experts that address every aspect of a complete cybersecurity program, including technical services such as vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. Our vCISO services program provides everything you need for implementing and maintaining an effective cybersecurity program.

What vistrada vCISO services offer How it can help you
Focused Services Our team of cybersecurity professionals is 100% focused on delivering vCISO services. This is our passion, and it is all we do for our clients.
Proven Results You receive consistent quality in field-proven service and deliverables to support your cybersecurity program and measure continuous improvements.
High-Touch Interactions You have a team with whom to work. Not just a report and a wish for good luck; real human beings to answer questions and help when you need it most.
Efficiency by Design Our vCISO services program leverages the latest technologies to increase efficiency in both administrative and technical assessments of your cybersecurity program.
Experience that Matters With decades of experience, our team has built, managed, and continually improved cybersecurity programs in various industries for organizations of all sizes and complexities.

Why Use a vCISO Services

Why Organizations are Turning to vCISO Services

Everyone knows of some company that has experienced an incident or breach. Gone are the days of believing “it will never happen to me.” All organizations need to have an effective cybersecurity program in place. Organizations hire Virtual CISO because for a few reasons:

  • Limited staff and staffing options
  • Hiring CISO in house is expensive
  • Lack of internal expertise to find and vet a CISO
  • vCISO offer great ROI as explained below

vCISO Return on Investment

Get the Most Value out of Your Cybersecurity Dollars

Our clients receive a significant return on investment from our vCISO services program. The costs to hire full-time employees to perform the functions included within our program can approach or exceed $1,000,000 annually!

Role Estimated Annual Salary
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) $200,000 – $300,000
Cybersecurity Manager $125,000 – $175,000
Penetration Tester $90,000 – $130,000
Physical Security Specialist $85,000 – $115,000
Policy Writer $75,000 – $125,000
Cybersecurity Analyst $75,000 – $125,000
System Security Architect $125,000 –$175,000
Third-Party Risk Specialist $70,000 – $110,000

That is just for salaries. It does not include benefits, professional development costs, or any of the tools and technologies needed to support your cybersecurity program. We provide our vCISO services at a small fraction of that total, driving down cost and providing incredible value.

“We have worked with Vistrada for a number of years now and we highly recommend Vistrada for your vCISO related services and support. Vistrada is a 10 out of 10 – I could not have a higher level of recommendation. They have saved our bacon from day 1 (literally) and been extremely proactive in helping us always be ahead of concerns, threats, etc. They help train our team, help develop our policies, do regular threat assessments to ensure we are secure, proactively offered service improvements that have been very useful as Vistrada continues to ensure their services and support are leading edge. Bottom line, Vistrada handles some very complicated aspects of our business since we are in the aerospace industry and have strict security compliance requirements. Vistrada does such a good job that we are out in front of some of our far larger and very sophisticated customers to such a degree that it wins us ongoing business because our clients are so impressed with our IT and business security. I am happy to spend time on a meeting answering any questions you may have, it will truly be a pleasure. However, I will tell you now, hire Vistrada. It will be the best decision you ever make.”

We Help You Focus on What You Do Best

We support and help drive cybersecurity program success while you focus on your business

As you focus on your business and keeping operations running smooth, Vistrada supports your organization behind the scenes to improve controls. This partnership reduces risk and drives compliance, supporting business growth.

vCISO BM 12 22 22 1 1 400x211 1




  • You Focus on Your Business, While Vistrada
    Focuses on Protecting You
  • Vistrada works with Yo to close Gap
  • Cybersecurity Program Creation
  • Cybersecurity Assessment
  • Security Awareness Traning
  • Monthly Phishing Simulations
  • Quarterly Vulnerability Scans
  • Annual Penetration Test
  • Tabletop Exercises
  • Monthly Status Meeting
  • Incident Response Coordination


  • You Focus on Your Business, While Vistrada Focuses on Protecting You
  • Vistrada works with Yo to close Gap


  • You Focus on Your Business, While Vistrada Focuses on Protecting You
  • Vistrada works with Yo to close Gap

Vistrada’s vCISO Team

  • Cybersecurity Program Creation
  • Cybersecurity Assessment
  • Security Awareness Traning
  • Monthly Phishing Simulations
  • Quarterly Vulnerability Scans
  • Annual Penetration Test
  • Tabletop Exercises
  • Monthly Status Meeting
  • Incident Response Coordination


Check out these frequently asked questions for additional information

Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) is a service designed to make top-level cybersecurity experts available to organizations that need cybersecurity expertise and guidance. Our vCISO services provide organizations of all sizes with the following benefits:

  • Independent leadership and oversight
  • High-level talent, regardless of location
  • Immediate cybersecurity expertise and experience
  • Cost savings versus full-time employees
  • Expedient implementation of program structure
  • Field-proven policies and procedures
  • Outside perspective of “what other companies are doing”
  • Reduced risk of turnover
  • Scalability for growth of the organization
  • Less stress during third party audits

There are multiple reasons for organizations to partner with Vistrada for our vCISO services.

  • You have a recent vacancy of your CISO position
  • You have specific cybersecurity and compliance obligations
  • Your current team responsible for cybersecurity needs direction
  • Your Board is seeking cybersecurity guidance
  • You need supplemental expertise to fill gaps in your cybersecurity program

Vistrada’s vCISO services are priced based on the size of your organization with an annual cost (paid monthly or annually) that is a small fraction of hiring full-time resources.

Our vCISO services provide the support you need to implement, maintain, and continually improve your cybersecurity program. The decision-making process and acceptance of risk still resides with stakeholders within your organization.
Auditors and examiners understand the challenges organizations face when filling cybersecurity program leadership roles, such as the CISO. At Vistrada, we ensure that your executive management and key stakeholders within your organization are involved and continuously aware of the status of the cybersecurity program. Plus, our agreements help mitigate any potential risk by clearly defining deliverables and timelines for our vCISO services.
We would love to work with our clients forever, but we know that is not always the best-case scenario. Our vCISO services are designed to promote education and information transfer to your internal teams so your organization becomes less dependent on us as time passes and your cybersecurity program matures.
Yes, absolutely! No single individual knows everything there is to know about managing a cybersecurity program, especially given the wide array of challenges the cyber world throws at all of us. Our vCISO services are never intended to “rip-and-replace” the staff in place or the good work that has already been done. Our goal is to fill gaps that exist and support your cybersecurity program, making continuous improvements along the way.
To find out more information, click here. You can also send an email to with any questions you may have.

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

The time to improve your program is now.
Don’t wait until your next audit or the day after you experience a breach to improve your cybersecurity posture

If you have continued reading this far, you understand our vCISO services are a good fit for your organization. Do you want to know how it feels to have a team of experts guiding your cybersecurity program? Do you want to have a partner to turn to reduce risk and meet compliance requirements?

We’re committed to helping our clients implement, manage, and continually improve their cybersecurity programs. Contact us today for more information about the cybersecurity program we can tailor specifically for your organization with our vCISO services.

Now not the right time? Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with the latest cybersecurity news, vCISO services capabilities, and other nuggets of wisdom that can help you on your cybersecurity journey. Any action is better than no action. We look forward to hearing from you.