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What is a CISO as a Service?

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as a service represents our outsourced security service. Given the talent squeeze in countries like the UK and Ireland, it is increasingly difficult to source cybersecurity talent. This represents a significant risk for small and medium businesses when viewed in the context of the increased risk from cyber threats. By outsourcing this core function you can enjoy access to the best security talent and latest cyber technology solutions for a monthly subscription.

The goal of most chief information security officers is to maintain and protect information assets. Our offering enables you to achieve the same outcome without the need for a dedicated hire.

In short, our CISO-as-a-service solution offers organisations access to a pool of experts and experienced cybersecurity practitioners who effectively take on the role of the Chief Information Security Officer for your business.


What is our CISO as a Service offering?

You get access to an experienced security officer for several days a month depending on your needs. Our CISO as a service offering lifts the bonnet of your entire business and is designed to support and guide the business in improving overall IT security and compliance. 

In short, our CISO as a service offering produces a cybersecurity management strategy from the C-suite down, creating a comprehensive information security program that leverages forward-looking technology, people and practices. 


How does it work?

After an initial free consultation, we can put forward a recommendation around the number of days you require per month to protect your information assets. It will usually entail a combination of onsite and office work with the consultation consisting of an initial audit, followed by the production of a plan and finally implementation (consisting of ongoing monitoring).


“Your business will draw on our expertise and knowledge and we go on a journey together to ensure that all of the objectives are met within the agreed time frame.” 

Raj Kher, Stryve Secure


In every case, our CISO will work to understand your business environment, culture and objectives.

Then the CISO will get to work on:

  • Starting a cybersecurity risk assessment based on your organisation’s assets
  • Establishing the organisation’s cybersecurity strategy
  • Building a cybersecurity plan and program
  • Building a governance, risk and compliance (GRC) program
  • Maintaining core security operations
  • Focusing on people including managing personnel, contractors and/or vendors
  • Building and executing a training strategy


Who is it for?

Most small and medium businesses that are looking to grow and need to protect their core information assets can benefit from a service like this as it represents a compelling alternative to a full-time hire. 


What are the key features?

A flexible security advisor that will help protect a client’s business provides you with access to senior security resources at a fraction of the cost of a dedicated hire. 


Key features include:

  • Security guidance to senior management 
  • Offers an extension to your organisation's information security capabilities
  • Deliver ongoing security presence
  • Define and implement an information security strategy
  • Mitigate against staff loss, illness and sick leave
  • Commercially attractive solution - no long term commitment


What are the key benefits?

Having access to a virtual Chief Information Security Officer offers many advantages as this gives you the expertise and experience to help develop your business’s security posture, improve compliance and have the ability to do all this via a partnership with Stryve.


Key benefits include:

  • Cost-effective solution to protect your organisation
  • Access to expertise enabling your team to focus on growing the business
  • No requirement to employ the resource (huge savings on capital expenditure)
  • Part-time pay-as-you-go model
  • Available to support the business with major project challenges
  • Guarantee the latest up to date legislation, skillset and compliance
  • Access this advisory service quickly
  • Avoid data breaches
  • Immediate Value - We can “hit the ground running” –No training and certification costs
  • Dedicated Security Point of contact 
  • Guaranteed objectivity - We are there to do what's best for the company.
  • Proven Methodology
  • Scalable bandwidth


What do Stryve offer that is different?

Stryve is one of only a handful of companies offering this service in Ireland and the UK. Not only do we advise at a C-Level layer, but we also work on all levels to assist you in developing your security credentials.

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