Frequently asked questions
vCISOs have extensive experience and knowledge of risk management and cyber security best practices.
They must also possess strong leadership, communication and analytical skills to effectively manage security strategy and security operations.
Many vCISOs have a background in computer science, engineering or related fields and hold relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM or CISA.
SMEs often do not have sufficient resources to employ a full-time CISO.
The vCISO is a cost-effective alternative.
vCISO will provide expertise to the company, develop and implement comprehensive cyber security and ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards.
vDPO is a virtual Data Protection Officer who helps businesses comply with data protection regulations and manage their data security strategy.
vDPO provides guidance, monitoring, reporting and communication services to ensure businesses meet their data protection obligations and avoid penalties or breaches.
vDPO also acts as a liaison between the business and the regulatory authorities in case of any issues or inquiries.
vDPOs should have a good understanding of data protection legislation and regulatory requirements.
They also need good communication skills, as they will be working with the organisation’s staff and management, as well as its oversight body.
Perhaps surprisingly, no formal qualifications are required to become a DPO.
You may need a vDPO if you process large amounts of data and want to comply with data protection regulations.
vDPO can help you implement and monitor your data protection strategy, train your staff, act as a point of contact with authorities, and provide reports and insights to your management.
vDPO can also offer you flexibility, independence, global insights, and reduced overhead compared to hiring a full-time staff member.
The cost of vDPO services depends on:
– level of expertise;
– scope of work;
– duration of the contract.
Usually, vDPO services are paid at an hourly rate or as a flat monthly fee.
The cost of vDPO services is considerably cheaper than hiring in-house DPOs.