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THE BENEFITS OF HIRING AN INDEPENDENT
VIRTUAL CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER
(vCIO + vCSO)

 

GAIN INSIGHT AND FUTURE-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS

A virtual CISO is responsible for providing the strategic, technical, compliance and information security insight that will align your technology solutions with your business and compliance objectives. By combining the skills of an IT and cybersecurity executive, traditionally handled by a combination of an in-house CIO or IT Director, and a Chief Security Officer, the vCISO serves as your “on-demand” resource taking on this combined role without the traditional costs associated with hiring two highly skilled, full-time employees. 


COMBINED TECHNOLOGY AND CYBERSECURITY EXPERTISE

Small to mid-sized organizations that historically could not afford to hire executives possessing these specialized skills gain a competitive advantage when tapping into Broadwalk IT’s virtual CISO services.

These include – 

  •  Access to decades of real-world experience running IT and information security for growth-oriented , heavily-regulated businesses in the healthcare and financial services industries. 
  • Experience in overseeing vendor relationships as well as having owned and operated Managed Service Provider (“MSP”) and IT services organizations
  • Extensive audit and compliance experience with diverse regulations and compliance  frameworks including HIPAA, GLBA, SEC, FINRA, CFTC, NFA, and PCI-DSS
  • Consultants possessing multiple information security and technical product certifications to support our competency claims.

OUR UNIQUE APPROACH 

Our highly skilled professionals will assess your organization’s IT risks, determine any gaps in current security controls, as well as uncover areas of potential technology improvement that can serve to better protect, and help grow,  your business.

Unlike traditional MSP or IT services companies that incorporate what they label as vCIO services into their monthly or quarterly business reviews (generally delivered for the purposes of justifying their “per-seat/per month” managed services, or to upsell or cross-sell their clients into higher cost add-on services), Broadwalk’s vCISOs strive to remain independent and MSP agnostic when assessing, architecting, and delivering our advisory services.

You can rest assured that our vCISOs will always have your business’ goals, security, compliance, and budgetary objectives “top-of-mind” when making our informed recommendations. We will also act as your trusted-advisor when engaging with your external IT or managed services providers, and will validate any proposed products or services, as well as assist in negotiating contractual as well as service level agreements that are in your firm’s best interest.