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Virtual CISO Program Management

We offer organizations access to experienced cybersecurity experts who can assist in developing and improving information security programs. Our approach is tailored to align with your company's business goals and focuses on providing actionable solutions that visibly enhance your security measures. By combining expert advice with strategic prioritization, we utilize a security framework that seamlessly integrates with your operational objectives and delivers measurable advancements in protecting your digital assets.

Business experience

Our team will work closely with you to develop and execute a strategic plan, ensuring your goals are achieved effectively.

cyber threats & security

We provide real-time monitoring and regular reports to keep you informed about your cybersecurity program's progress, enabling data-driven decision-making and prompt action if necessary.


Our proactive risk management approach identifies potential risks and implements mitigation strategies to minimize their impact on your company, ensuring smooth operations and successful outcomes.


information systems

Identifying key systems is crucial for a cybersecurity program as it helps us understand the scope of the environment that requires protection and lays the foundation for assessing risks, implementing security measures, and complying with regulations.

people skills

Shellproof specializes in bridging technical and human aspects of cybersecurity, ensuring clear communication and collaborative engagement with your organization. Our customer-centric approach tailors security strategies to your specific business objectives.


Our experts help you meet industry regulations and best practices by identifying gaps, recommending solutions, and ensuring a strong audit trail. This minimizes risks and promotes a culture of continuous improvement in compliance management.

Comprehensive VCISO program management.

Our virtual CISO program management operates with the strategic precision of a chess player, ensuring the effective implementation and maintenance of cybersecurity measures. This approach, subtle yet powerful, provides your organization with robust protection against cyber threats. It allows you to focus on your business with confidence in your security posture.

A black and white photo of a chess piece.

A ShellProof vCISO will follow a proven process:

Assess Security Posture → Build a Roadmap and Strategic Planning → Ensure Organizational Alignment → Training → Testing + Audit → Review and Improvement

We are dedicated to a continuous cycle of assessing and remediating. We will be your security expert to ensure your goals stay on target. We provide asset management, policy development, and coaching in all aspects of your cybersecurity objectives. Hiring a ShellProof virtual CISO to manage your cybersecurity program will ensure that the proper structure is in place to fit your business needs. By implementing a vCISO, businesses can benefit from efficient management, streamlined processes, and improved performance.

Hire a ShellProof vCISO to elevate your company's reputation and achieve a competitive advantage.

To learn more about how vCISO program management can benefit your business, sign up for a consultation today.


Important questions you may have regarding Virtual CISO (vCISO)

What is a vCISO?

A vCISO is a professional who offers the expertise of a traditional CISO on a flexible, remote basis. They provide essential leadership in enhancing an organization's security strategies and policies.

What is the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)?

A CISO is a senior-level executive responsible for developing and implementing an information security program, which includes procedures and policies designed to protect enterprise communications, systems, and assets from both internal and external threats.

What industries can benefit from vCISO services?

A multitude of industries can benefit, including healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and more. Any industry requiring enhanced cybersecurity oversight and strategy can leverage the expertise of a vCISO.

What differentiates a vCISO from an in-house CISO?

A vCISO provides similar expertise as an in-house CISO but operates remotely and often on a part-time or contractual basis. This flexibility allows organizations to access top-tier security expertise without the full-time expense.

How does a vCISO improve an organization’s security posture?

A vCISO conducts comprehensive assessments to identify vulnerabilities, develops strategic security plans, and implements best practices to enhance an organization’s resilience against cyber threats.

How does a vCISO stay updated with evolving cybersecurity threats?

vCISOs continuously engage in professional development and industry research, ensuring that they are well-versed in the latest cybersecurity trends, threats, and best practices.

Can a vCISO assist in incident response planning?

Yes, a vCISO plays a crucial role in developing and enhancing incident response plans, ensuring that organizations are prepared to effectively manage and mitigate the impacts of cybersecurity incidents.

How much does a Virtual CISO cost?

The cost of a vCISO can vary based on the scope of services, the size of the organization, and the specific cybersecurity needs. Unlike a full-time CISO, a vCISO provides flexibility, allowing organizations to tailor services and costs according to their unique requirements and budget.

It is important to note that the average Chief Information Security Officer salary in the United States is $250,000 dollars, which can be a significant investment for small and medium-sized businesses. However, by opting for a vCISO, organizations can access expert cybersecurity services at a more manageable cost, ensuring their security needs are met efficiently and effectively.

Why should a company consider using virtual CISO program management?

Businesses, especially SMEs, may opt for a vCISO to access specialized expertise without incurring the costs of a full-time position.

How does a vCISO interact with an organization’s existing IT team?

A vCISO collaborates closely with an organization’s existing IT team, providing leadership, guidance, and strategic insight to enhance cybersecurity initiatives, ensuring alignment with business objectives and regulatory requirements.

Can a vCISO help with regulatory compliance?

Yes, a vCISO specializes in ensuring that an organization’s security posture aligns with regulatory requirements, helping to navigate the complexities of compliance frameworks such as GDPR, HIPAA, and others.

Is a vCISO suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)?

Absolutely. vCISOs are particularly beneficial for SMEs that may not have the resources for a full-time CISO, offering tailored strategies that align with the organization’s size and needs.

What is the process of onboarding a vCISO?

Onboarding typically involves an initial assessment of the organization’s current security landscape, followed by strategic planning sessions to align the vCISO’s expertise with the organization’s objectives and needs.

How does a vCISO contribute to risk management?

A vCISO assists in identifying, assessing, and prioritizing risks, contributing to the development of comprehensive risk management strategies that align with business objectives and industry best practices.

vCISO Advisory Services

Elevate your security posture with a vCISO who brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight, tailoring robust cybersecurity initiatives to your unique business needs.

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