Cybersecurity: A Virtual Solution to a Real Problem
There is no question that handling cybersecurity is a major focus for businesses these days. With the average salary of a Corporate Information Security Officer (CISO) being roughly $200k and quite a bit higher in major metropolitan areas, this is just as much a budgetary decision as it is a technical challenge. This is why the Virtual CISO service offering from Atrion makes business sense for your organization.
The Typical CISO
To build their defenses against modern cyber threats, organizations are tagging specially trained individuals to mount their defenses. The spearhead of these defenses is the CISO. They are responsible for establishing a clear vision of the cyber defense posture and developing the strategy to ensure the vision is achieved. This requires an ability to translate complex technical approaches into logical business decisions. Having a top-notch resource in the CISO role can be invaluable in protecting your technical assets.
This seems like a straightforward approach for any company to take. Find the talent you need and hire it quickly. The challenge is that this talent is not so easy to locate. In fact, according to the Ponemon Institute, there will be as many as 1.8 million information Security related positions left unfilled by the year 2020. This will leave many businesses scrambling to build their defenses and solve mission-critical regulatory requirements.
The Not So Typical CISO
As companies scramble to scoop up the scarce talent available to fill these roles, they are quickly discovering that the conventional approach to fulfilling this need is both time-consuming and expensive. This is where Atrion has solved the challenge of finding the right candidates without the budgetary constraints. The vCISO service offering can give companies immediate access to the Information Security vision they need without the delays and expenses associated with hiring a candidate.
Atrion has assembled some of the best Fortune 100 CISO talent available and is able to offer their expertise to assist businesses with the formulation and implementation of cybersecurity strategies. By leveraging the expertise of these seasoned professionals, your business can quickly evaluate its cybersecurity needs, establish supporting initiatives and construct a budget that can support these critical efforts.
The Right Solution at the Right Time
The benefits of Atrion’s Virtual CISO service offering go well beyond just resolving the shortage of talent. This approach will also bring near-term resolution to many of the challenges facing businesses today.
The number one challenge in building a sound Information Security strategy is finding the dollars to pay for it. By leveraging a virtual CISO, companies will not only avoid the costs of recruiting, hiring, training, and paying their own employee, but they will also save weeks if not months that would have been spent waiting on that resource to arrive. In addition, our experienced professionals will bring years of industry experience to bear. This will allow them to quickly evaluate the allocation of your cyber resources, regardless of how large or small, your budget is.
In addition to easing your budgetary pains, our vCISO professionals can readily identify the initiatives needed to meet regulatory requirements and resolve existing cyber exposures. These solutions will then be woven into an overall strategy that can leverage partnerships that Atrion has developed during more than 30 years of industry-specific experience.
The threat of cyber attack represents a clear and present danger to any business. Ease your fears and remain confident in your ability to meet this challenge by giving your Board of Directors and Executive Officers the reassurance that your cybersecurity strategy can meet business objectives and provide ongoing protection. You can achieve all this and more through the use of Atrion’s vCISO solution.