As the potential impacts of cybersecurity threats increase, business leaders know that they must take these threats seriously. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) provides leadership and guidance to ensure that an organization can manage cybersecurity risks to its critical assets. FTI Consulting recognizes that in some cases, an organization may be better served by leveraging external resources to fulfill the CISO role, allowing the business to focus on their primary missions.

Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)

At FTI Consulting, the virtual CISO (vCISO) is a deployable, managed service that connects top level security experts with organizations that need cybersecurity experience and guidance, with flexibility and scalability that could not otherwise be achieved. Our vCISO services can include all aspects of traditional CISO work including information security leadership and guidance, security policy and procedure development, incident response planning, internal audit and penetration testing, vulnerability and risk assessments, and compliance management, to name a few.

Practical Advantages to a vCISO

Subject Matter Expertise: Our cybersecurity experts have significant experience across diverse information security programs, in both strategic and tactical roles. These highly experienced, industry-certified experts work together to ensure that your organization is receiving cutting-edge cybersecurity guidance in every part of your business.

Continuous Improvement: The cybersecurity threat landscape is constantly evolving. To ensure that our experts are prepared to address fluid threats, we pursue advanced certifications and regularly participate in formal courses, groups, and conferences that increase professional knowledge and keep FTI Consulting tied to the cybersecurity community. Simultaneously, the breadth of our team means that someone will always be available to assist you.

Flexible Solutions: There are a number of different ways to build a vCISO model that will meet your organizational needs. FTI Consulting recognizes that the cybersecurity needs of your company may vary at different times, and we will tailor our services to help you achieve your near and long-term goals. No matter the model, the vCISO ensures that you get the best talent, in the highest value-added delivery.

Small Investment, Long-Term Benefit: The market demand for cybersecurity talent, coupled with the cost effective option of a vCISO creates a compelling value proposition for every organization to make the investment now. FTI Consulting believes that the costs required to remediate an incident are often higher than the investment to prevent them. The vCISO model is a great preventative measure that any company can consider, regardless of their cybersecurity budget.

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