For many organizations, it doesn’t make sense to employ a full-time Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Because of this, a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) may be employed instead. These third-party security experts fill the role of a CISO–providing their expertise remotely in order to improve the security programs of their clients.
While a vCISO engagement can be implemented no matter what stage your security program is (yes, they can even help you build one from scratch), there are certain things companies can do to ensure they get the most out of their vCISO engagement right away and through the life of the engagement.
Here is a checklist to help walk you through what those are!