What is a Virtual CISO?

Virtual Chief Information Security Officer

vCISO (Virtual CISO) is a service designed to make top-tier security experts available to organizations who need security expertise and guidance. Our team of experts have decades of experience; building information security programs that work with business objectives and show measurable improvement to security posture.

How does it work?

How Does Phoenix TechnoCyber Approach vCISO Engagements?

A good virtual CISO program begins with a risk assessment. It’s important to understand the current state of your security program so we understand where to focus moving forward.
Once the risk assessment is conducted, you’ll get remediation suggestions from your vCISO, who will be there every step of the way to help you tackle them. After remediation is complete, we reassess, help present the findings to executive leadership, and repeat the steps.

What we do

Phoenix TechnoCyber’s vCISO (Virtual CISO) offering is meant to be flexible in order to meet the needs of each of our clients. Engagements typically follow a cycle of assess, plan and remediate.
Whether you need high level guidance on a monthly or quarterly basis or need hands-on help several days per week, our vCISO’s will be able to build a solution for you.

Typical objectives of vCISO engagements include:
  • Information security leadership and guidance
  • Steering committee leadership or participation
  • Security compliance management
  • Security policy, process, and procedure development
  • Incident response planning
  • Security training and awareness
  • Board and executive leadership presentation
  • Security assessment
  • Internal audit
  • Penetration testing
  • Social engineering
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Risk assessment
Our Unique Approach

    Phoenix TechnoCyber has been in business for over 10 years, and our virtual CISO team has more than 300 years of combined experience working in information security, and boasts 30 different kinds of certifications. When it comes to growing a security program through a vCISO, you have the benefit of experience in your corner.


    Our mission at Phoenix TechnoCyber is to fix the broken information security industry. Not only do we respond to incidents, but we also solve as many weaknesses as we can in your security environment. Being with organizations before, during, and after a breach is the only way we can truly improve their security and protect the sensitive information entrusted to them.


    Our approach isn’t “cookie cutter.” We recognize that each organization is different, and every security program is at a different stage of maturity. We get to know your security program intimately, use an information security risk assessent to inform the vCISO team what your strengths and weaknesses are, and then apply industry best practices to provide next steps that’ll help you make improvments.


    Information security is all we do. We don’t do IT, sell hardware, or provide telco services. We only do security. Because of this, our virtual CISO team can provide unbiased recommendations that will actually make a dramatic impact to the way you do security. Our vCISO team works hard to be a partner—collaborating with and educating your team every step of the way.