WHAT IS CISOaaS?
Chief Information Security Officer-as-a-Service (CISOaaS) is a critical service that evaluates and strengthens your businesses cybersecurity measures and provides advice and support for your future strategic direction in cybersecurity. This modern holistic solution brings business and operational alignment, consistency and confidence to your cybersecurity program. Offering the CISO role as a Service provides you with major financial benefits, time flexibility and access to a pool of highly qualified technical professionals.CISOaaS Services
WHY IS THE CISO ROLE VITAL?
In recent years, there has been an exponential growth in the number and subsequent damage of malicious cyber attacks, thus growing the need for CISO's. Their role is to form cyber security strategies and controls to manage these threats to avoid technical, financial, reputation and compliance risks and data breaches.
The role of a CISO is vital in achieving and maintaining compliance requirements. No matter how big or small your business is, having a solid cyber security foundation is essential for all businesses; something which a CISO helps establish and maintain. A CISO will help establish and maintain this by monitoring and enforcing organisational governance associated with the protection of all the business information assets from intentional and unintentional loss, disclosure, alteration and unavailability.
CISO as a Service is the most cost-effective model when building a cyber security plan and supporting an information security system. The CISOaaS model is a subscription-based service that delivers it's expertise online and in person, an advanced method than can benefit your business in numerous ways.
The benefits are as follows:
- Provide you a strategic cyber security plan and help you to implement it.
- A team of experienced CISO's who are specialised in cyber-security, rather than a singular employee.
- Major financial benefits: Scalable subscription model to best fit your organisation. On average, more than 4 to 6 times cheaper than employing a CISO. Access to a pool of security professionals by paying one set subscription fee, rather than paying multiple employees.
- Each organisation is individually assessed, evaluated and then designed a tailored cyber security roadmap.
- Regular meetings with CISOaaS professionals to ensure there is a personal connection and allow discussions to happen with ease.
- Constant re-evaluation, new threat assessment and recommendations are made to ensure your organisation always has the most advanced security in place.
OUR APPROACH, YOUR ENVIRONMENT!
As your CISO, we build you a Cyber Security Strategic Plan and assist the implementation, monitoring and review of it.
Step 1: Cyber Survey Review
Step 2: Business Impact Analysis
Step 3: Cyber Threat Assessment
Step 4: Risk based Prioritisation of the Threats
Step 5: Security Control Design Advice
Step 6: Security Implementation Governance (back to step 3)
Step 7: Cyber Threats Update
Security is not a one time job! We keep your environment secure by regularly reviewing and updating your cyber security strategic plan based on new cyber threats, industry-related attacks, compliance and regulatory requirements. The role of a CISO is quite broad: ranging from security risk assessment to choosing the right security controls around a zero-trust model and governing the deployment within your organisation.
AUSTRALIA AND NZ PRIVACY PRINCIPLES
The Australian National Privacy Act of 1988 provides guidance and regulates how organisations collect, store, secure, process and disclose personal information. The National Privacy Principles (NPP) listed in the Privacy Act were developed to ensure that organisations holding personal information handle and process it responsibly. In march 2014, the revised Privacy Amendment Act introduced a set of new principles, focusing on the handling of personal information, now called the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). This requires organisations to put in place SLAs, with an emphasis on security, that list the right to audit, reporting requirements , data locations permitted and not permitted, who can access the information, and additional information like cross-border disclosure of PII.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) provides oversight and governance on data privacy regulations of sensitive personal information.
SECURITY GOVERNANCE - LEGAL, RISK AND COMPLIANCE
Globally, there are numerous laws, regulations and other legal requirements for your organisation to protect the security and privacy of digital and other information assets aligned with the regulations apply to your specific industry. Your organisation is always Responsible and Accountable for your customers data safety. Across multiple territories and geographic locations, privacy laws and regulations require the implementation of measures to adequately protect Personal and Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
This include protection from unauthorised access, modification, loss, amendment or alteration, with the failure to protect PII potentially resulting in legal challenges fines and imposed actions (including restrictions around the processing and collection of personal information). These consequences can couple with other nonlegal impacts such as reputational damage, loss of consumer and customer confidence, and competitive disadvantage.
Cyber Security Governance is the comprehensive establishment of Decisions, Policies, Standards, Guidelines, Baselines and Procedures that frame a Solid and Enhanced Security construct.
If your organisation is concerned with security, there are frameworks which you can use i.e. GDPR for data privacy, PCI DSS for credit card payments, HIPAA for health records, GLBA for financial records, GAP for accounting, SOX for shareholders and etc.