Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)
vCISOs are often hired by organizations that do not have the resources or need for a full-time CISO, or as a way to augment their existing security team. They can be a cost-effective solution for organizations looking to ensure they have access to the expertise and guidance of a seasoned security professional.
What Is a vCISO?
The role of a vCISO is similar to that of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), who is responsible for the overall strategy and implementation of an organization’s information security program, but on a contractual, consultative basis. The vCISO provides expert advice and helps to implement policies, procedures, and technologies to protect the organization’s information assets and systems. They can also be responsible for managing security incidents and conducting risk assessments.
Benefits of a vCISO
Our team of experienced cybersecurity professionals will work with your organization to assess current cybersecurity posture, identify any weaknesses or vulnerabilities, and develop a customized plan to address them. We also provide ongoing support and guidance to ensure that your business stays up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity threats and best practices.
Significant Cost Savings: Hiring a vCISO on a contractual basis can be more cost-effective than hiring a full-time CISO.
Flexible, Scalable Services: A vCISO can be engaged on a project-by-project basis, providing flexibility and allowing the organization to scale up or down as needed.
Compliance Expertise: A vCISO brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the organization, helping to ensure that the organization's information security program is effective and compliant with relevant regulations.
Risk Management Strategy: A vCISO can help the organization identify and manage potential security risks, and develop strategies to mitigate those risks.
Access to Resources: A vCISO often has access to a network of industry experts and resources that can be beneficial to the organization.
Information Security Policy Development
With the increasing reliance on digital systems and the growing threat of cyber attacks, it's more important than ever to have strong Information Security Policies in place. Ingalls’expert consultants work with you to develop custom policies that are tailored to your organization's specific needs.
Protect Sensitive Data
Maintain System Integrity
Prevent Data Breaches
Comply With Regulations
IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan Development
Organizations need a business continuity plan (BCP) and a disaster recovery plan (DRP), informed by a Business Impact Analysis (BIA), to ensure that they can continue to function in the face of a disaster or disruption. Disruptions can come in many forms, such as natural disasters, power outages, cyber attacks, or pandemics. A BCP and DRP can help organizations minimize the impact of these disruptions on their operations, employees, customers, and stakeholders. Together, a BIA-informed BCP and DRP form a comprehensive plan for ensuring the continuity of a business in the face of a disaster or disruption.
Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
A BIA is used to identify and evaluate the potential effects of an interruption to critical business operations as a result of a disaster, accident, or other disruptive event. This information is used to develop contingency plans and strategies for maintaining or quickly recovering operations in the event of a disruption.
Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
A BCP outlines how a business will continue to function during and after a disaster or disruption in service. The purpose of a BCP is to ensure an organization can recover as quickly as possible and minimize the impact of the disruption on customers, employees, and other stakeholders.
Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
A DRP is a document that outlines the steps a business will take to recover from a disaster or disruption. The DRP is a subset of the BCP and focuses specifically on the recovery of IT systems and data, with the goal of getting a business up and running as soon as possible.
Incident Response Readiness
Incident response readiness means your organization is prepared to effectively identify, respond to, and manage an incident or security breach. This includes having a clear understanding of the potential risks and vulnerabilities facing an organization, as well as having a plan in place to respond to incidents when they occur.
Ingalls offers Incident Response Plan development and Incident Response Tabletop Testing Exercises to help organizations ensure incident readiness.
Incident Response Plan (IRP)
An Incident Response Plan (IRP) is designed to protect business interests and resources. Any incident that is not properly contained and handled can escalate into a data breach or system collapse. Responding to an incident effectively can help minimize losses, restore or maintain business services and processes, and reduce future risk.
- Quickly containing and mitigating the effects of an incident
- Maintaining business continuity
- Protecting sensitive data
- Maintaining customer trust
Tabletop Testing Exercise (TTX)
An Incident Response Tabletop Testing Exercise is a hands-on interactive experience that simulates a real crisis, and it’s up to you and your team to navigate it and practice expedient coordination and mobilization, incident investigation, identification of gaps in the IRP, and risks requiring mitigation in the Incident Response process.
- Full scale testing of an IRP
- Hands-on training that helps gauge and improve readiness in the event of an actual attack
- A detailed post-IR TTX summary report that provides recommendations and highlights areas for improvement
Social Engineering & Security Awareness Training
In any organization, the weakest security link is often the level of employee awareness. Our training programs are specifically designed to teach individuals how to recognize and defend against various types of security threats, including phishing attacks, malware, and social engineering. With our program, employees will learn how to identify and avoid these threats, as well as how to report them when they do occur.
Ingalls performs simulated social engineering attacks that evaluate the knowledge employees have of social engineering tactics, as well as employees’ ability to successfully identify and respond. Additionally, Ingalls will manage interactive, browser-based initial, remedial, and annual training to ensure that employees are able to recognize or react appropriately to information security threats and incidents.
- Improved Security
- Increased Productivity
- Reduced Risk of Financial Loss
Professional Services Brochure
Our Professional Services team has expert consultants who specialize in developing integrated cybersecurity risk management services that can be customized for any business or organization. Download the PDF brochure to learn more.