Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)

Competent cybersecurity professionals are in high demand across North America and finding qualified, experienced security professionals is difficult. Whether you are looking for a CISO, Security Director, or Security Manager to help lead your organizational security development, a vCISO from Online can help.

Discover the vital benefits of a vCISO in just one business quarter.

Cybersecurity challenges are continually evolving. Adoption of cloud technology, implementation of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, and an expanding network of third-party vendors create new security demands for organizations of all sizes.

Businesses find themselves under a lot of pressure to operate securely, while regulations such as GDPR and Payment Card Industry (PCI) require trusted security programs be in place and continually be updated. The risk to the organization of a breach has never been higher.

A Virtual Chief Information Security Officer has an in-depth understanding of the ever-changing threat landscape and can effectively analyze and mitigate risk.

Through Online’s Virtual CISO (vCISO) service, we work with our clients to ensure that leading security measures are in place. Our Virtual CISOs become extensions of your leadership teams, participate in strategy meetings and develop policies and key security management documents - all with an eye towards communication and mentorship, reducing risk within the organization.

Wondering how a vCISO can create significant change in your organization?

Download Online's infographic to understand the benefits a vCISO can make for your operations.

What Can a vCISO From Online do for Your Organization?


Security Operations

Risk Assessment

Compliance & Audits

Risk Management

Security Architecture

The Impact of a vCISO in Healthcare

Healthcare organizations often find themselves under a lot of pressure to operate securely. Compliance regulations such as HIPAA require trusted security programs that are continuously updated to
address the risk of a breach.

Online Business Systems is a trusted healthcare security partner offering services like vCISOs to address these potentially detrimental risks. Organizations that hire vCISOs report savings of up to 80% when compared to a full-time CISO role.

BLOG: US-Based Tech Company Hires vCISO: A Case Study

"We are required to comply with HIPAA and potentially HITRUST, SOC2,
and ISO and need help to get there".

What actions did Online take when being approached by a Client with a very common need? Online acted quickly to address the immediate need and put out the fire, while ultimately achieving HIPAA compliance.

BLOG: Top 5 Signs You Need
a Virtual CISO

Healthcare organizations are charged with protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the medical records they create and maintain. These requirements come in the form of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, State Laws, and cyber insurance policies.

That said, many organizations don't have the internal capabilities to know how to comply with all of these requirements and don't have the budget to hire an expert in this field.

This is where a vCISO, or virtual Chief Information Security Officer may be able to help.


BLOG: When to Get a Threat-Based
Risk Assessment

Healthcare CISOs and CIOs continue to struggle to get the resources they require to address increasing threats in the digital environment and too often they are presented with risk analysis reports that simply contain a laundry list of security control failures.

When is the best time to have an assessment done?

BLOG: Give Your Patients' Data a
Clean Bill of Health

Your personal health data is not only very private, but it is very valuable. Healthcare organizations across North America are continually needing to invest in security programs that protect their patient information through physical security, technology, and managing human-led processes.

When was your last security program check-up?



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