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Why Use CISO as a Service

Not having cybersecurity leadership can make an organization vulnerable in today’s evolving digital landscape. Some companies do not have the budget, time, knowledge, or resources available to invest in a full-time Chief Information Security Officer. By partnering with a CISO as a Service provider like Vistrada, you can address these challenges and move forward confidently with an effective cybersecurity and compliance strategy.

Vistrada’s CISOaaS provides the following flexible benefits:

  • Expert guidance aligned with business objectives
  • Cost-effective solution without a need for a full-time CISO
  • Industry best practices incorporating the latest cybersecurity regulations
  • Risk management assessment identifying threats and vulnerabilities
  • Compliance assistance to help navigate cybersecurity regulations and audits


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CISO as a Service Overview

Vistrada’s CISO as a Service offering includes flexible and tailored cybersecurity support based on your organization’s needs. We work with your teams to strengthen your company’s cybersecurity posture and keep you compliant. We will provide you with comprehensive cybersecurity solutions, including risk management, compliance, incident response, and proactive security measures. By collaborating with our CISO experts, you can navigate the complexities of the digital world while ensuring the robust protection of your data and IT infrastructure.

The Vistrada Difference

Our holistic approach towards CISO as a Service stands distinct in the industry. We understand that every organization’s cybersecurity needs are unique, and we strive to provide a tailored approach, leveraging our team’s combined expertise. Vistrada’s CISO as a Service can ease the burden of managing your cybersecurity and compliance endeavors, enabling you to focus on core business operations with peace of mind.


What Vistrada's CISO as a Service Offers How It Benefits You
Risk Assessments Identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities and evaluate security posture.
Cybersecurity Strategy Development Design a comprehensive plan to target identified risks and strengthen your cybersecurity.
Compliance Support Ensure alignment with regulatory protocols, industry regulations, data protection standards, and audits.
Incident Response Coordination and Management Design and manage processes to minimize the impact of a possible cyberattack.
Security Awareness Training Train employees in best practices to help recognize and manage cyber threats.
Vulnerability Management and Penetration Testing Services Monitor and respond to potential security risks.
Vendor Risk Management Ensure third-party vendors meet required security standards.
Security Policy and Procedure Review Review policies and procedures to ensure compliance and industry alignment.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning Preparation for a potential cyberattack with minimized impact and downtime.


Focus on Your Core Business with Vistrada’s CISO as a Service

With Vistrada’s CISO as a Service, organizations can:
  1. Feel at ease knowing their IT strategies and compliance needs are in capable hands
  2. Focus more time on growing your business
  3. Become more resilient against cyber attacks
  4. Ensure compliance with government and industry regulations
  5. Receive proactive support
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Why Vistrada’s CISO as a Service Stands Out

Vistrada’s CISO as a Service package provides comprehensive Chief Information Security Officer expertise,
tailored to your organization’s cybersecurity and compliance objectives.
  • Are you unsure about your cybersecurity posture?

  • Are you unsure about the cybersecurity capabilities of your existing team or managed IT solutions provider? 

  • Are you looking for information security leadership and guidance but do not have the budget, resources, or knowledge to hire a full-time expert?

Vistrada’s CISO as a Service (CISOaaS) solutions provide organizations with strategic security innovation and expertise to make your company resilient to disruptions. 

We bring together a team of top-tier cybersecurity experts who combine consulting prowess, hands-on operational experience, and familiarity with the latest technologies, giving them the insight and experience to assist your organization with its unique cybersecurity and compliance needs. 

Choosing Vistrada means collaborating with a collective of cybersecurity specialists, each geared to help you oversee cybersecurity initiatives, tackle intricate compliance challenges, and fortify your digital assets. Our CISO as a Service isn’t just about individual expertise; it’s about the synergy of our team and the holistic solutions they bring to the table.


Vistrada is our go-to technology solution provider for complex problems that require custom crafted solutions that MUST be delivered on tight schedules, strict budgets, and to the highest quality standards. We have used the Vistrada team for delivering a number of solutions – some being completed in just a few weeks, while others have been ongoing efforts lasting many years.
Chief Operating OfficerBankruptcy Processing Firm, New York
The experts at Vistrada far exceed any technology company with whom I have worked with in the past. Their software engineers are peerless in a world of highly-trained experts. As a technology project manager for a non-profit organization I had a major challenge in getting a fully functional software program developed in a short time. Although I did not think it was possible to achieve, the Vistrada team not only delivered on time but provided an even better program.
Dr. Steven Yannicelli, PhD, RDTechnology Project Manager, GMDI Group
We have been partnering with Vistrada for our technology and business development needs, as well as the extraordinary technology needs of our clients, for over 10 years and look forward to building our business with Vistrada long into the future.
Managing DirectorProxy Solicitation Consultancy, New York
The Vistrada team was great to work with and we view Vistrada as partners who have our best interests in mind. Vistrada designed and delivered a single data model and supporting ETL architecture that met all our current needs with scalability to meet the future needs and asks of current and future customers all with less manual intervention, maintenance, and support than we needed for our past solutions.
Kelly UhlrichChief Operating Officer, Humach

CISO as a Service FAQs

Check out these frequently asked questions for additional information

WHAT IS CISO AS A SERVICE (CISOaaS)? CISO as a Service (CISOaaS) is a flexible and cost-effective solution that provides organizations with access to highly skilled third-party Chief Information Security Officer leadership. CISO as a Service refers to virtual or fractional CISO services that help companies achieve IT security and compliance objectives by providing them with expert cybersecurity guidance, strategic planning, risk management, and support. CISOaaS providers customize their services based on individual client’s needs to ensure they align with their unique profiles and challenges. Working with CISOaaS gives businesses cost-effective, long- or short-term access to cybersecurity expertise without having to fill a costly in-house position. 
What Are The Benefits Of CISO As A Service?

Collaborating with CISOaaS experts provides organizations with the following benefits:

  • Expertise & Experience – CISOaaS experts possess advanced technical knowledge and governance experience, giving organizations access to highly skilled professionals. 
  • ​​Cost-Efficiency – Organizations only pay for required services and projects 
  • Flexibility & Scalability – CISOaaS can be scaled up or down, depending on the organization’s cybersecurity needs.
  • Compliance Assistance – CISOaaS can help organizations navigate industry-specific compliance obligations.
  • Risk Assessment & Management – Third-party CISOs can help businesses identify and manage potential cyber risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Temporary & Interim Solutions – During transition periods, organizations can contract a temporary CISO to fill in and ensure cybersecurity initiatives continue to function effectively. 


How Does CISO As A Service Work? CISO as a Service (CISOaaS) is a solution allowing organizations to outsource the role of a Chief Information Security Officer to a third party that provides cybersecurity guidance, strategic planning, risk management, and support based on the company’s needs. It is a flexible and cost-effective solution for organizations needing cybersecurity expertise and services on a long-term, part-time, or project basis.
I Have An Existing Security Team And/Or Managed Security Services Provider In Place. Do I Still Need To Consider A CISO As A Service?

Most MSPs/MSSPs today focus on implementation and execution but lack the knowledge or ability to assess, define, and plan a robust information security policy and strategy which in turn directs those implementation efforts. Some MSSPs provide CISOaaS offerings under their umbrella; unfortunately, most of these providers are leveraging automated/generic tools with an inexperienced bench to run their CISOaaS program. All the above considerations aside, we are seeing businesses that adopt CISOaaS consider the need to also ensure neutral and unbiased checks and balances. 

Consider this: How confident are you in your current team’s competency and ability to execute? What about the same for your MSP or MSSP? For many businesses, it is now considered a leading practice to separate the traditional CISOaaS or vCISO responsibilities away from current teams and managed providers to ensure completeness of strategy and execution abilities to protect the business.

What Is A Virtual CISO? A Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) is an outsourced cybersecurity professional who usually works remotely and on an ongoing basis providing advisory support, guidance, and expertise. They tend to have long-term relationships and are integrated into the organization. Working with a vCISO provides organizations with access to cybersecurity leadership that is tailored to their budget and needs. 
What Is A Fractional CISO? A fractional CISO provides cybersecurity and compliance leadership on a part-time or project basis helping with specific projects, problem areas, or filling temporary executive needs. They provide strategic and specialized expertise for specific information security programs or compliance areas, working virtually or on-site when in-person interaction is required. Engaging with fractional CISOs provides organizations with a flexible and cost-effective solution for their cybersecurity needs without a need to fill a full-time in-house role.
How Can CISO As A Service Help Organizations With Cybersecurity?

CISO as a Service teams help organizations by providing expert guidance and support to improve and strengthen their security posture.  Fractional and virtual CISOs lead the development and implementation of customized cybersecurity practices to ensure companies are protected from existing and future threats. By conducting an initial risk evaluation, they get insight into an organization’s cybersecurity health and design a tailored plan of action.

They also provide security training, help manage vendor risk, and design a response plan in case a cyber threat occurs.

What Qualifications And Experience Do CISO As A Service Providers Have? High-quality CISO as a Service providers should have a proven track record of technical and leadership skills. Along with advanced degrees and certifications, they need to have extensive industry-specific experience in cybersecurity risk evaluation and management, compliance, incident response, and regulatory knowledge. They should also possess strong soft skills, such as communication, collaboration, and adaptability to integrate quickly into a company’s corporate culture. 
Is CISO As A Service Suitable For Small And Mid-Sized Businesses? Yes, CISO as a Service is especially suitable for SMEs (small and mid-sized enterprises) in need of flexible and cost-effective cybersecurity expertise. Some smaller organizations do not have the budget or need a full-time in-house CISO. While others have unique cybersecurity or compliance projects that require guidance. Working with CISOaaS gives small and mid-sized businesses access to a wide pool of specialized CISO experts who can provide short or long-term support on a needed basis. 
What Is The Typical Engagement Model For CISO As A Service?

The typical engagement model for CISO as a Service includes the following elements: 

  • Initial Assessment -The CISOaaS provider conducts an in-depth evaluation to determine an organization’s cybersecurity health. 
  • Customized Strategy – CISOaaS specialist will develop a tailored cybersecurity solution addressing the organization’s cybersecurity goals and vulnerabilities.
  • Implementation – The CISOaaS team will create and execute a cybersecurity strategy along with ongoing risk assessment procedures, employee training, and security awareness programs.
  • Monitoring and Support – Conduct ongoing cybersecurity programs monitoring and provide needed support. 
  • Program Evaluation – Provide program evaluation to determine if changes are needed to address emerging threats or organizational changes. 


How Is The Cost Structure Of CISO As A Service Determined? The CISOaaS cost structure depends on factors such as the scope of service, expertise level, business size and complexity, required customization, scalability, duration of the engagement, and regional market factors. It is recommended that organizations meet with third-party CISO providers to understand their pricing plans, cost breakdown, and the value of their services. Doing so will help you choose a flexible solution that aligns with your company’s cybersecurity needs and budget.
Can CISO As A Service Assist In Incident Response And Recovery?

Yes, CISOaaS provides organizations with industry-specific incident response and recovery projects. By collaborating with the internal IT departments, they help design processes and protocols to quickly respond to and manage security breaches. The goal of these programs is for organizations to identify and minimize damage and to quickly restore business operations. 

CISOaaS can also assist organizations with investigations when a cyber-attack does occur to identify the root of the breach and design preventative solutions to ensure it will not happen again.



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