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What is a vCISO?

As companies undergo digital transformations and applications grow increasingly complex, security vulnerabilities increase as well. Virtual Chief Information Security Officers (vCISOs) became popular for companies that grew to a size where security could no longer be ignored, but hiring a CISO in-house wasn't feasible. You could also refer to a vCISO as a "Fractional CISO" or "CISO as a Service".

Hiring a CISO full-time can take time and be extremely expensive. A vCISO is a more scalable model, where you can tap into CISO guidance on demand when needed.

Responsibilities of a vCISO include:

  • Keeping up-to-date with cybersecurity certifications and training to continually inform businesses of best practices

  • Providing security training for employees

  • Recommending the best toolsets to keep companies secure

  • Assessing and managing risk

  • Monitoring and reporting on security operations


At Atlantic BT, Our vCISO service provides senior leadership for your organization. Our models are flexible, from a few hours a month to full-time.