CISO Advisory Services

For most organizations, hiring a dedicated CISO is a huge step toward building a comprehensive Information Security Program. But, for many with lower work volumes or budgets, hiring a fulltime CISO is not a feasible option. However, they will still require strategic guidance and knowledge that an experienced CISO brings to the overall security strategy. This is where and when CISO Advisory Services comes into the picture for organizations. CISO Advisory Services involves providing organization’s access to the industry best Cybersecurity experts who take on the role of a Chief Information Security Officer for your business. It is a service designed for organizations that require a comprehensive Information Security Program but lack resources to hire a full-time, dedicated CISO. CISO advisory services can aid organizations to determine business and compliance requirements to plan appropriate goals. This will further facilitate in design, implementation, and/or management of security initiatives in alignment with the organization’s strategic business goals. It is a cost-effective approach to availing the expertise of a high-end Cybersecurity professional for meeting Compliance requirements.

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    Our Approach to CISO Advisory

    Build Strong Communication
    Build Strong Communication

    We Communicate and collaborate with executive team members across business units to initiate the work process.

    Strategy Building
    Strategy Building

    We develop an information security strategy with your team and align it with business objectives.

    Support Cybersecurity Initiative
    Support Cybersecurity Initiative

    We support your team and lead your cybersecurity initiatives and also help in solving the most complex business security problems.

    Cybersecurity Solution
    Cybersecurity Solution

    Our team integrates industry accepted frameworks or components of frameworks to build a flexible and cost-effective cybersecurity solution that protects your infrastructure.

    Implement Information Security Program
    Implement Information Security Program

    We ensure information security programs and projects are successfully implemented through business alignment.

    Compliance Audits
    Compliance Audits

    Our experts help in implementing effective controls that support your audit and compliance directives.

    Vendor & Contract Management
    Vendor & Contract Management

    We provide full support in Vendor and contract management by guiding you throughout the process and assisting you with end-to-end solutions.

    End-to-End Support
    End-to-End Support

    our team of experts will lead, coach, and direct your security team for your compliance efforts.

    Benefits to work with vistainfsoec

    Why work with VISTA InfoSec?

    Years of Experience- Your organization will benefit from our decade long years of Industry experience and knowledge.
    Industry Expertise- We share industry-specific insight and relevant recommendations for achieving your goals of securing IT Infrastructure.
    Cross-Industry and platform Expertise- We can provide you with Application Testing, API Testing, Source Code Assessment, Underlying Infrastructure Assessment services.
    Detailed Project plan and testing methodology- Our team provides you with a detailed project plan and testing methodology to prevent potential downtime.
    Reports detailing the analysis finding- We will provide you documents detailing the analysis process, finding with evidence, and detailed recommendations.
    Vendor-neutral Company- We believe in being your true consulting / audit partners by not indulging in sales of hardware/software that might create bias.
    Strictly No Outsourcing- We value your trust in us so we do not outsource your critical assignments to another third party.
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions on CISO Advisory

    A true qualified and experienced CISO is not someone who will indulge in day to day InfoSec operations of your organization. He cannot be asked to implement or maintain your day to day technologies or even write policies and procedures. So, two questions need to be asked:

    Does your company have enough strategic initiatives to keep a good CISO busy for 8 hours in a day?
    Does your company have the requisite budgets to pay and retain a person at this level?

    Our CISO will help you drive the right cyber-security strategy for your organization. We provide organizations with dedicated experienced senior consultants to review planning, provide research and independent input, build business cases, participate in advisory or oversight boards, and serve as a member of your trusted executive team. To ensure accountability, there will be adequate legal documentation in place.

    Yes. You will need a CISO who will help you drive the right Cybersecurity strategy for your organization. Statutory and regulatory bodies such as the RBI even mandate it.

    CISO helps to create a strategy that deals with ever-increasing regulatory complexity, creating the policies, security architecture, processes, and systems.

    Communicate and collaborate with executive team members and across business units.
    Develop an information security strategy that is aligned with business objectives.
    Lead your cybersecurity initiatives while solving the most complex business security problems.
    Integrate industry accepted frameworks or components of frameworks to build a flexible, repeatable, and cost-effective cybersecurity solution that protects your infrastructure.
    Ensure information security programs and projects are successful through business alignment.
    Implement effective controls that support audit and compliance directives.
    Lead, guide, help, and direct the security team.

    Yes. It can be delivered both onsite & remotely.

    The function of a CISO is to provide inputs for the development of effective develop policies and procedures, support the organization in the rollout of the same and then monitor its effectiveness. As such, actually writing the policies and procedures is done by external third parties with adequate experience and not by the CISO.

    Doing internal audits is a “checker” function and has to be done by a party with adequate independence. A CISO can drive an internal audit but should not be actually doing the same.

    Yes, it is legal assuming that a CISO is appointed with due independence and a forum to voice concerns. In other words, it is not just a “rubber stamp” and done for the namesake.

    Establish security controls, for your organization
    Assist in the development of an information security program to fulfill Regulatory requirement
    Offset the cost of a full-time CISO
    Established and tested Incident Response Plan
    Guide risk, governance, Incident Response, Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity.
    Provide Expertise on Security Threats, and Risks Compliance.
    Consultation for effective Cybersecurity & Resiliency Program
    Facilitate integration of security into your business strategy, process & culture
    Manage the development, roll-out, and ongoing maintenance of Cybersecurity programs
    Assist with integration and interpretation of information security program controls
    Serve as an Industry expert (HIPAA, PCI-DSS, NIST, ISO 27001, various standards, and compliances)

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