The webinar “Hiring a Virtual Chief Information Security Officer” was held October 3 rd , 2018. Hosted by ITWC CIO Jim Love and sponsored by Performance Advantage, the session looked at the privacy rules, threats, and customer demands that are putting pressure on company security resources. Michael Ball, a virtual Chief Information Security Officer, outlined how a virtual CISO can help companies develop solid policies and practices to protect their information and to comply with regulations
The stakes are rising on information security companies in Canada are facing increasing requirements to put comprehensive plans and procedures in place to ensure that private information is secured. New regulations, increasing threats, and customer demands are all putting companies under pressure to devote more resources to security.
A large organization will typically hire a full-time Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to manage security concerns. However, for small to mid-sized companies, this may not be a viable option. Hiring a virtual CISO may be the answer. During the webinar, Jim Love and Michael Ball outlined six reasons why companies should consider hiring a virtual CISO.