To assist you in managing your security needs You can hire a Chief information Security Officer (CISO). You can also remove the responsibility and stress off your shoulders and hire an chief information security officer as a Service or vCISO. There are two options that you can choose to secure your program.

There are a number of reasons that choosing a vCISO is a wise investment. In this article, we'll attempt to address some of the best benefits. There are several reasons you should consider entrusting an IT team with information security.

1. The vCISO can be used to make a system elastic and expandable.

You are committing to paying high turnover costs as well as annual salaries if have an in-house Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). These added expenses make it difficult to scale rapidly and restrict your options for growth.

If you choose an adaptive vCISO, you are not limited by staffing considerations. You can increase or down your security efforts according to your needs without stressing about hiring or firing employees.

2. With a flexible vCISO, you can receive bursts of supply according to demand.

If you are planning to maintain a full-time team of support personnel for information security it is necessary to have enough work available to fill multiple full-time positions every day. Otherwise you are paying your employees to be idle.

Some companies just don't have the need for a consistent level of effort from their security personnel. Certain companies might only require more staff to assist with sales or to help with opportunities. If a business doesn't have a complete security staff, they're dragging people from other projects to clean up the mess and distract them from the task to complete their task.

Flexible vCISOs can help you find the right staff until the project is complete. When the demands have ended, you can continue your regular service requirements without repercussions or stress.

3. With the support of vCISO, you gain access to experts you couldn't afford.

Specialists earn a greater salary because they often have specific knowledge and expertise that aren't available to the average worker. For instance, you could be seeking a consultant who is specialized in matters of compliance, or someone who has direct experience working with auditors.

You might not be in a position to employ a specific information security specialist on your payroll at full-time.

The CISO as a Service will have a range of specialists in standby ready to assist whenever needed, and equally prepared to step back when not.

4. The vCISO team has many years of experience.

CISO as service teams do not just provide experts to you whenever you need them, but they also offer a variety of knowledge. It's more than simply hiring two or three cybersecurity professionals.

The right vCISO team will provide an extensive skill and experience portfolio, a more expansive resume than the few team members you can afford to employ.

5. vCISO offers many other beneficial services.

This article is only scratching the surface of advantages of making use of chief information security officer as a service. In our second article, "Here's What You Can Expect when Using CISO as a Service" we talk about additional benefits.

For instance, a well-prepared vCISO will begin your partnership with the goal of implementing better tracking methods, reporting, etc. Click on the link above to read more about it.