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How NIST Cybersecurity Framework Helps Assess Organizational Risk

How NIST Cybersecurity Framework Helps Assess Organizational Risk

Organizations face a variety of risks; one of the most critical being cybersecurity risks, which can affect day-to-day operations, threaten compliance, and tarnish your company’s reputation.

Getting Started with NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Getting Started with NIST Cybersecurity Framework

As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to improve your cybersecurity posture and protect your company from cyberattacks. Fortunately, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a framework that can help you do just that. 

How Does a vCISO Help Companies Pass Audits?

How Does a vCISO Help Companies Pass Audits?

A virtual chief information security officer (vCISO) is a third-party cybersecurity specialist who performs the same functions as an in-house chief information security officer (CISO). But unlike their in-house counterpart, vCISOs are not employed by your company full-time and do not receive the same salary and benefits as a full-time worker. Rather, they are brought in as a consultant and are ...

How a vCISO Helps Companies Stay On Top of Compliance Requirements

How a vCISO Helps Companies Stay On Top of Compliance Requirements

Over the years, cyberattacks have grown in number and complexity. In response to this threat, the government of the United States and many other countries have put in place various compliance regulations and frameworks, such as:

How vCISO Services Can Help You Keep Pace with Information Security

How vCISO Services Can Help You Keep Pace with Information Security

Cisco defines information security as processes and tools designed and deployed to protect sensitive business information from unauthorized modification, disruption, destruction, and inspection. Put simply, information security refers to measures that ensure your business data can only be accessed or handled by people you authorize. 

Risk Assessments with vCISO Services

Risk Assessments with vCISO Services

To overcome increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, today's businesses need robust cyber defenses. This is why enterprises usually have a chief information security officer (CISO) who's in charge of safeguarding the organization's digital assets. The CISO's tasks include: 

vCISO: The Adaptable Cybersecurity Service for Businesses of all Sizes

vCISO: The Adaptable Cybersecurity Service for Businesses of all Sizes

As businesses grow, their cybersecurity needs become more complex. Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), in particular, tend to require an IT upgrade, which may not always be the case with big enterprises. But although SMBs and big enterprises have differing IT security needs, one thing they have in common is that both could use the services of a virtual chief information officer (vCISO). A ...

The Strategic Outline of a vCISO Program

The Strategic Outline of a vCISO Program

The Charles IT vCISO program is a multi-stage project that aims to completely revamp and improve the way your business approaches data protection. It’s a great way to keep up with the ever-evolving cybersecurity realm, not to mention the ever-evolving compliance requirements that your business has to follow.

Are vCISO Services Right For Your Company?

Are vCISO Services Right For Your Company?

As cyberthreats become more prevalent and complex, more and more companies are realizing the importance of having a virtual chief information security officer (vCISO). But what is a vCISO, what do they do, and what types of companies can benefit from them? Let’s take a look.

The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Cybersecurity Expertise

The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Cybersecurity Expertise

With the rising cost of data breaches, it’s imperative that businesses of all sizes take measures to protect their confidential data from hackers and cybercriminals. One way to improve your cybersecurity strategy is by hiring a virtual chief information security officer (vCISO). A vCISO can provide many benefits to your business, including improved cybersecurity awareness, better risk management, ...