PCI DSS, vCISO, Penetration Testing, Security Program

What is “Internal Penetration testing” for PCI DSS requirement 11.3

Introduction PCI DSS requires Internal, External Penetration testing, and Segmentation testing. But these terms are not crisply defined. In fact, “internal” is used elsewhere in the standard (for example internal vulnerability scanning) where it means something different.

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SOC2, CISO, vCISO, Security Program, Privacy

Using Cyber Security to Enable Sales

Information security and privacy programs are generally about managing risk, but they can also impact your sales team by either slowing down or speeding up deals.

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CISO, vCISO, Privacy, CCPA

No CCPA Enforcement Delay due to COVID-19

CA Attorney General will not delay CCPA enforcement due to COVID-19 An expansive new regulation like the California Consumer Privacy Act is inherently difficult to implement, even when a global pandemic isn’t preventing staff from being available

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CISO, vCISO

The Top Benefits of Using CISO as a Service

You could hire a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to help oversee your day-to-day security activities. Or, you take the stress and responsibility off your shoulders and hire a CISO as a Service or vCISO. Those are your two options for

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CISO, vCISO

How to Avoid Pitfalls When Hiring a CISO as a Service

You’ve realized that hiring a CISO as a Service is probably your best bet for managing a better cybersecurity program. Maybe you experienced a breach or had a rude awakening from your board of directors that you don’t have a good grasp of how you’re

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CISO, vCISO

The Advantages of Hiring a vCISO Vendor vs. an In-House CISO

You need someone to manage your business’ security program, and while this is a necessity, you have options for how you choose to protect your assets.  For most companies, they either hire a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to manage an

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CISO, vCISO

What to Expect When Using a CISO as a Service

We’ve found that some companies resist utilizing a CISO as a Service because they ultimately aren’t sure what to expect. They’ve heard that hiring a CISO could save them from paying a few high-dollar IT staff salaries, but they aren’t clear on the

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CISO, vCISO

5 Signs It's Time to Start Using a CISO as a Service

You’re busy at work, focused on meeting daily deadlines and on achieving your overall mission. But while you’re laser-focused on your day-to-day tasks and long-term goals, who’s worrying about your cybersecurity? Maybe it’s a small in-house IT team

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CISO, vCISO

5 Ways vCISO Can Turbocharge Your Sales Team

Sales are complicated. You’re not just articulating the facts about your product or service, you are also navigating emotions and perception to get the deal closed. In a tech setting, that’s about building trust and confidence. The faster that trust

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CISO, vCISO

How to Get the Most Out of a CISO as a Service

You’ve been weighing the advantages of hiring a CISO as a Service or vCISO over hiring an internal team and finally decided that a professional vendor was the right option. Your next step is to pick your security partners, but finding a company

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