Duke IT Virtual CISO (vCISO) Service

According to ISACA’s State of Cyber Security 2019, 72% of organizations have a chief information security officer (CISO). Also, in that study, only 55% of organizations have an increased security budget. For many small and mid-sized organizations, budgets are already tight, and hiring a full-time CISO may seem like a luxury.

So how does an organization that either does not have or is cutting back on security budgets make sure that it has executive leadership that is focused on information security? One way is to hire a virtual CISO (vCISO), also known as an on-demand CISO.

Virtual CISO (vCISO)

According to ISACA’s State of Cyber Security 2019, 72% of organizations have a chief information security officer (CISO). Also, in that study, only 55% of organizations have an increased security budget.



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Our Offerings

Duke IT Service virtual CISO Advisory services can give you the technical know-how and business perspective you need to make an immediate effect. Our professionals have worked in a range of industries providing the following services:


Network Security

Dukie IT Services’ CISO as a Service delivers high-level network security advice and an in-depth examination of potential risk areas.


Data Security

Our CISO services can handle data security concerns specific to your company, allowing your technical professionals to focus on areas where they excel.

Third-Party Risk Management

Infrastructure Security

By discovering application vulnerabilities, misconfigured technologies, and insecure components, we assure the security of your system.

System Security

System Security

Our virtual CISO services function as a semi-permanent system security executive fixture within your firm focused on immediate and long-term objectives.

Apps Security

App Security

We concentrate on safeguarding all-important applications that drive your business, looking for vulnerabilities and faults in your apps to ensure that all issues are resolved.

Governance, Risk & Compliance

Governance, Risk & Compliance

The vCISO managed services from Technivorus will keep your information security operations compliant with all regulatory standards.

Why Hire a vCISO?

A vCISO service is tailored to your organization’s specific cyber and information security maturity, capability, and needs. It can be a combination of on-site and remote access to your own virtual CISO who can provide executive-level advice and steer your cyber and information security strategy. ​


Expertise Across Industries

vCISO works with various clients in unique industries, exposing them to opportunities not available to CISOs working in isolated verticals. The security knowledge gained by a vCISO from each unique client environment ensures continual growth and improved expertise for the security leader, which positively impacts each client the vCISO leads.

Flexibility in Unique Business Environments

Virtual CISOs are prepared to begin working immediately with little onboarding time and can adapt to almost any setting. By their very nature, vCISO can enter a new environment and quickly adjust as business and security demands require.

The efficiency with Core Competencies

By focusing on cybersecurity strategy and implementation, vCISO relieves internal teams of the daunting responsibility.

Objective Independence

vCISOs are independent third parties with an objective viewpoint and goals of helping clients make the best security decisions for their business.


vCISO programs generally cost a fraction of a full-time CISO and supporting security team.

Why our vCISO?

Our vCISO service gives companies access to a pool of specialists and experienced cyber safety practitioners who take on the role of a Chief Information Security Officer in your business. Our affordable V-CISO provider brings ride-in management and skills to assist define, sketch, and execute a bespoke method unique to your organization.

Our V-CISOs are supported by using our compliance and governance group contributors to ensure we meet all the varying necessities of your business.
Duke IT Services team of experts includes seasoned former CISOs from a variety of industries who can strengthen your existing staff, set strategic objectives to support business-critical technology demands and balance IT administration, as well as establish clear communication with the board of directors, investors, and government agencies.

Our Services and offerings include:

  • Setting or directing privacy and security policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines
  • Managing and directing information security teams
  • Engaging with executive management
  • Running risk assessments on operational security
  • Providing threat intelligence and manage enterprise security
  • Crisis management

Virtual CISO Services and Responsibilities

Like a standard CISO, the vCISO services and offerings are remarkably similar. However, what a vCISO will be responsible for will vary and depend on the specific needs of the organization. Generally, some of a vCISO’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing the vision, strategy, direction, and implementation of the information security and compliance governance program
  • Convey security goals to the organization’s board of directors
  • Determining the proper security framework(s) with which the company must comply
  • Understanding industry trends and leading the team in architecting security solutions
  • Providing guidance and support in achieving compliance requirements the company may have
  • Managing the Information Security team
  • Defining the acceptable level of risk and managing the organization’s risk
  • Review current internal security controls
  • Guide the annual security planning and training
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Outsourced executive-level cyber security leadership on a part-time basis​.

A Virtual Chief Information Security Officer or vCISO is a service designed to provide outsourced executive-level specialist cyber and information security expertise to organizations on a part-time basis. ​

A vCISO service is tailored to your organization’s specific cyber and information security maturity, capability, and needs. It can be a combination of on-site and remote access to your own virtual CISO who can provide executive-level advice and steer your cyber and information security strategy. ​

The vCISO service can range from a few hours per month to a fully outsourced information security function. The services can also be scaled up or down to adjust to your according to your changing information security requirements and maturity over time.

Virtual CISOs Bring Experience, Expertise, Leadership

vCISO Advisory Services are drawn on the experience of former CISOs from a variety of industries—from professional services firms to multinational conglomerates—and bring a valuable blend of technical, executive, and organizational experience. They are among the most accomplished technical experts practicing today, with special insight into evolving threats and solutions from their work at the front lines of cyber security. vCISOs are supported by our global, multidisciplinary team that includes former information technology and security executives; digital forensic scientists; intelligence analysts; and regulatory specialists from a wide variety of industries. This high-caliber team will help put your entire information security program on the maturity fast track.

Finding an experienced, well-qualified CISO in today’s competitive information security job market can be challenging, time-consuming, and expensive. If you need a CISO now, then this is the perfect time to consider Technivorus Virtual CISO Advisory Services.

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Solution to you from our professional expert

What is a vCISO?
A vCISO is no different than a full-time chief information security officer except a virtual chief information security officer (vCISO) is an outsourced senior-level security executive who is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of information security programs. Included in vCISO services is a supporting team of information security professionals who help implement the vCISO cybersecurity vision. Our team of experts has decades of experience; building information security programs that work with business objectives and show measurable improvement to security posture.

The vCISO team is responsible for structuring policies and procedures to align with company culture, risk tolerance, and compliance requirements. A tailored approach is integral in the creation of an effective security program. Most vCISO engagements begin with an IT risk assessment, which identifies areas of needed improvement and helps set priorities for the security program. Once deficiencies are identified, a remediation plan is generated to begin addressing security gaps. After remediation is complete, we reassess, help present the findings to executive leadership, and repeat the steps.

Why does the Virtual CISO (vCISO) service exist?
The demand for vCISO services has grown rapidly over the past few years. As information security threats increase and businesses remain the primary target, the demand for security professionals will continue to rise. The employment gap between the demand for security professionals and its supply is widening. This drives a competitive market for security professionals and places a major burden on companies seeking to staff for their cybersecurity needs.

This is where a vCISO offers its value. Virtual CISO services provide organizations that would otherwise not be able to hire a qualified security candidate the ability to work with an experienced CISO and security team, without increasing their organization’s headcount. Many organizations do not need a full-time CISO, they need an independent security professional to lead their organization by assessing cybersecurity issues, building a cybersecurity program, and ensuring the achievement of proper security milestones.

What types of businesses are using vCISO?
There are organizations of all sizes in various industries that are benefiting from vCISO services. For example, at Technivorus we work with businesses in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, analytics, printing, marketing, insurance, retail, and finance. Regardless of the industry, technology plays a major role in operating a business, and with technology comes security risk.

Each business is unique, and every organization handles risk differently. However, the approach is the same with every organization. First, a vCISO helps an organization understand its risk, and second, the vCISO helps organizations make the appropriate security decisions to align with business objectives.

Why do you need a vCiso?
Companies without an internal, dedicated cybersecurity leader should hire a virtual chief information officer. Virtual CISO advisory services are crucial for assisting in thinking strategically about information security practices, policies, and procedures and providing a realistic blueprint to stay protected.

Your virtual CISO team will get to know your company inside and out, dig into your present information security rules, and develop solutions specific to your needs. The fact that your virtual CISO team will be ready at a moment’s notice in the case of a threat or breach detection makes virtual CISO advisory services so effective.

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