Is your business growing? Do you have everything under control, but often wonder “is my firm in the best position as possible?” or “are there risks that I do not know about, and is there someone who can answer that question?” Have you thought about employing a CISO, but couldn’t bite the bullet just yet? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. According to the Cybrary’s 2016 Cyber Security Job Trends Report, a surprising 51% of companies do not employ a Chief Security Office (CSO) or a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Whether you need to build security infrastructure or develop and implement security strategy, Akuwa’s expert engineers are here to help. Here are some reasons why you might want to considering hiring Akuwa’s CISO:
- Reduced Costs
Hiring a full time CISO can be a large financial commitment that you are not ready to make. Akuwa can help solve this issue by providing a part time CISO—someone who is knowledgeable in multiple industries that spends their time advising small companies like yours. The typically salary of a full time CISO is estimated to be $210K. With a part time CISO, instead of paying hundreds of thousands, you can pay just a small fraction.
According to LinkedIn and CIO Magazine, CISOs typically stay with a firm for two to four years after being hired. This devalues the idea of hiring a full time CISO for your company. In lieu of a full time CISO employee, a virtual CISO might be more beneficial in terms of costs and relationships. A relationship between a company and its CISO can last for many years beyond the two to four that a full time CISO employee may stay.
- Business and Security Knowledge
CISOs have expert knowledge in business operations and security. CISOs must understand how businesses functions and the data that businesses need to protect. They view business operations on from a security versus risk perspective and know how to minimize these risks. In addition, CISOs are also capable of understanding the complexity of security infrastructure and translating the technical language into information that other executives can understand.
With constant security threats and the competitive information security job market, finding a knowledgeable and experienced CISO can be tough and difficult. Akuwa is here to help. Now is the time to bite the bullet; contact us.