CISO as a Service

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as a Service

The CSS CISO as a Service, Service enables your business to call upon CSS provide Cyber Security Maturity Assessments across a broad range of industries.  Our dedicated CISO work with a small number of business to provide them with the tailored support they need.


expert consultants are highly trained specialists with many years experience in consultancy, business analysis and programme and project management.


The CSS Approach

At CSS we appreciate how busy our customers are and how confusing and technical cyber security can be for your business.  Our aim, and what makes CSS different, is that we make the development of your cyber security as simple and painless as possible.  We pride ourselves in our ability to guide, educate, inform and explain in simple, clear non-tech language what your business needs to be resilient and survive in the current Digital Economy.


How Much Does A Cyber Security Maturity Assessment Cost?

The fee for a cyber and data protection audit and maturity assessment starts at £1750 excl VAT for small businesses.


What does a CISO do?

A chief information security officer (CISO) is a the senior-level executive within an organization responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected. The CISO directs staff in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining processes across the enterprise to reduce information and information technology (IT) risks. They respond to incidents, establish appropriate standards and controls, manage security technologies, and direct the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures. The CISO is also usually responsible for information-related compliance (e.g. supervises the implementation to achieve IEC/ISO 27001:2013 certification for an entity, or a part of it).

Typically, the CISO’s influence reaches the entire organization. Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to:

  • Computer emergency response team/computer security incident response team
  • Cybersecurity
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity management
  • Identity and access management
  • Information privacy
  • Information regulatory compliance (PCI DSS, UK Data Protection Act 1998)
  • Information risk management
  • Information security and information assurance
  • Information security operations center (ISOC)
  • Information technology controls for financial and other systems
  • IT investigations, digital forensics, eDiscovery
  • Security architecture

Why do I need a CISO?


What is the purpose of a Cyber Security Maturity Assessment?

Before you can work out which way to go, you have to know where you are.  The CSS Cyber Security Maturity Assessment provides your business with an assessment of your cyber security maturity against recognised industry cyber security best practice.


The cyber security maturity assessment enables you to understand whether your existing cyber security controls, if any, are sufficient, need developing or need establishing.  Once you understand your position you can develop a clear, coherent and prioritised strategy for developing your business’ cyber security resilience.


Why is a Cyber Security Maturity Assessment necessary and important?

The increased risks of cyber attacks globally and in the UK are well reported in the media.  While currently there is no legislation that directs a recognised level of cyber security compliance, government bodies and businesses increasingly expect demonstrable cyber security maturity assurances before establishing business relationships and sharing data and information.  Your customers, staff, suppliers and shareholders are no different and expect you to adequately protect the information they entrust to you.  Failure to do so will result in their loss and possible compensation claims.

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