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Virtual CISO Services (vCISO)

Virtual security advisory to build out your strategic security framework.

Our team of former CISOs can provide the technical and executive leadership your organization needs to build and maintain a comprehensive strategy to defeat threats and keep pace with the latest attack profiles. Plug into an elite virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) network available 24×7, on-demand, with short- and long-term contract options.

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vCISO Services

  • More than a dedicated virtual CISO (vCISO) with dozens of available resources within CRITICALSTART

  • Lower cost versus full-time CISO

  • Available 24×7 on-demand

  • Ensures meeting or exceeding compliance obligations

Tap into industry evangelists and practitioners with decades of experience and knowledge across the cybersecurity framework.

Strategy & Roadmap

  • Business Alignment

  • Security as a Business-enabler

  • Staffing

  • Cybersecurity Partnerships

  • Program Development

  • Maturity Scorecards and Metrics

Governance & Compliance

  • Security Organization
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Training and Awareness
  • Program Maintenance
  • Compliance Management
  • Audits and Assessments

IT Risk Management

  • Risk Assessments
  • External Risk Assessments
  • Vendor Risk Assessments
  • Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Risk Register

Security Operations

  • Security Architecture
  • Security Architecture Review
  • Patch & Vulnerability
  • Threat Intelligence

  • Threat Monitoring

  • Access Review

  • Security Engineering

  • Security Audits/Testing

Incident Management

  • Incident Management

  • Forensics

  • IR Planning
  • Data Breach Response Preparedness
  • Tabletop Testing
  • Business Continuity
  • Disaster Recovery
  • External Coordination

Virtual CISO Services defined

  • Requirements Gathering

    Gain an understanding and alignment of client business and regulatory requirements

    Strategic Planning

    Development of cybersecurity strategy, plans and roadmaps

    Cross-team Collaboration

    Collaborate with client leadership, department heads and service providers

    Regular Reporting

    Periodically measure and report cybersecurity metrics and scorecards to client leadership

    Policy Review

    Develop, review and update security policies, procedures and standards

    Compliance Services

    Identify, prioritize and meet IT risks and compliance requirements

    Enviroment Maintenance 

    Oversee client’s day to day security operations

    Breach Response Preparedness

    Lead, prepare and test organization’s incident and data breach response program

    Security Evaluation

    Ensure organization’s resiliency against cybersecurity threats and risks

  • Sanjay Parikh

    • VP, Professional Services

    • Former CISO

    • 20+ years in cybersecurity, data privacy and compliance

    Cecil Pineda, CISSP CISM CIPP

    • Sr. Director, Consulting

    • Former DFW Airport CISO

    • Industry Thought Leader, Speaker, Mentor

    • 20+ years in cybersecurity, data privacy and compliance

    Ricky Allen

    • Field CISO

    • Industry Evangelist

    • 20+ years in cybersecurity, data privacy and compliance

    Jason Robohm

    • Field CISO

    • Industry Evangelist

    • 20+ years in cybersecurity, data privacy and compliance

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    CRITICALSTART Threat Hunting Services

    Once a threat has infiltrated your network and the longer it is inside your network, the more damage it can do. CRITICALSTART can help.

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