As a Virtual ISO (VISO), ecfirst will provide the following services during the engagement:

  • Provide consultation and advice to leadership with respect to the strategic management of the information security program.
  • Provide guidance and counsel to the CEO and key members of the leadership team in defining objectives for information security.
  • Work with leadership to oversee the formation and operations of a company-wide information security organization that is organized toward a common goal in information security and compliance.
  • Develop and oversee remediation efforts to facilitate compliance with security regulations.
  • Manage institution-wide information security governance processes and facilitate the establishment of an information security program and project priorities.
  • Coordinate and review incident response procedures.
  • Establish annual and long-range security and compliance goals, define security strategies, reporting mechanisms and program services; and create a roadmap for continual program improvements.
  • Stay abreast of information security issues and regulatory changes at the state and national level and communicate to leadership on a regular basis about those topics.
  • Facilitate development, design, and implementation of proposed updates, enhancements, and new functionality to the information systems so that privacy and security is maintained.
  • Identify emerging privacy and security practices and technologies to be assimilated, integrated, and introduced within the organization.
  • Support the establishment of company infrastructure to support and guide individual divisions/departments/sites in IT efforts.
  • Assess new security threats and vulnerabilities and make recommendations on appropriate avoidance and mitigation strategies.

InfoSec Service Staffing Program

  • The InfoSec Service Staffing Program provides our customers with InfoSec expertise to support compliance and cybersecurity requirements. This Program is designed to be cost effective and give customers the flexibility to have expert InfoSec staff available if needed without having to incur the expense of a full-time employee. The Program provides flexible scheduling to meet customer needs. The Program provides for best-effort incident response at predetermined hourly rates.

    The InfoSec Service Staffing Program allows customers to have access to a Subject Matter Expert (SME) during a staff shortage, spike in workload or for special projects that come up throughout the budget year. The Program provides the needed skills to allow customers to continue progress on key IT strategic goals while still meeting critical security and compliance requirements. This Program can be tailored to meet client requirements depending on client needs. Service level agreements (SLAs) can be negotiated for prearranged incident response time to potential breaches or security incidents.

    The scope of the project includes organizational applications, technologies, and associated operations.

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Ali Pabrai, MSEE, CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP), HITRUST Certified CSF Practitioner (CCSFP) is the chief executive of ecfirst, an Inc. 500 business. He is a highly regarded information security and regulatory compliance expert.