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How hiring a virtual CISO can make you an IT hero

You know your company’s security could be better. With cybersecurity attacks on businesses becoming more common, you fear your organization could be next—especially since your heavy workload leaves little time for security measures. There has to be a solution, one that could benefit your company and make you a hero in the eyes of the board. But you certainly don’t feel like Batman. You’re tired and you know you need help. A virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) might be the sidekick you’ve been waiting for. Here’s why. 

 

Protect your business from the bad guys 

You know they’re out there. With malware attacks increasing by 358% in 2020 and one person falling victim to ransomware every 10 seconds, according to Forbes, hackers and cyber punks are constantly lurking in the shadows, awaiting their next move. Cybersecurity threats are real and urgent, and neglecting them is a disaster waiting to happen. As the head of your company’s IT department, it’s your job to protect the business from threats. You know you’re not doing enough—you don’t have the bandwidth. But if a breach occurs, you could be in hot water. 

A vCISO can help you navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape. As they typically work part-time for multiple businesses, vCISOs bring diverse security experience from many industries. They know the latest cyber threats and are highly skilled at securing IT networks. What’s more, they can guide you through the murky waters of HIPAA, PCI, and other industry regulations by helping you enforce appropriate security policies and standards. 

 

Free up time and discover your superpowers

Are you reaching your true potential? Right now, you’re so bogged down with daily IT issues that you never get a chance to focus on the bigger picture. Though improving your business’s security is paramount, you know your IT superpowers could be used to improve employee productivity and exceed your quarterly goals—if only you had the time. 

Hiring a vCISO puts time back in your day to do just that. With an expert spearheading your security, you can focus on business strategy and improving day-to-day processes. Ultimately this will pay dividends because you’ll be able to implement long-term solutions that increase productivity and lower costs for your company. 

 

Gain superhero-like confidence and access sophisticated tools

With regained focus and an expert security consultant on hand, you can give your boss and board members clear answers to their IT questions. You can also feel confident that your cybersecurity is compliant with industry regulations. 

When you hire a co-managed IT service provider as your vCISO, not only will you be backed by an entire team of knowledgeable IT experts, you’ll gain access to sophisticated, enterprise class technology. As well as helping to answer your security questions and helping with complex tasks like filling out insurance forms in line with regulations, a co-managed partner can provide tools for improving your company’s security, such as endpoint protection, email filtering, and employee security awareness training. 

 

Save money with your partner in cybercrime-busting 

If you’ve researched the costs of hiring a CISO, you already know they can be expensive—on average, they command a six-figure salary. However, when you hire a vCIO you’ll pay just 30-40% of that price for improved security that will help you avoid costly data breaches or security events. What’s more, your company won’t waste time having to recruit, hire, and train a new CISO. Your vCISO will act as a consultant, offering objective advice and security solutions that will prevent cybercriminals from running amok in your IT network. 

 

True heroes don’t always do the dirty work

Imagine the day you can walk confidently into your office without a compliance concern or security fear in your mind, knowing that your business is safe from the bad guys. You acted as a hero and got your company the help it needs to stay safe. The truth is, real heroes, don’t always do the dirty work—sometimes they’re just brave enough to point out a problem and ask for help. 

As your co-managed partner and vCISO, Umbrella will protect your company from cyber villains. We’re not here to replace you; we’re here to help and support you. Let us be the Robin to your Batman. Contact us today and become your company’s IT hero.