Virtual Chief Information
Security Officer (vCISO)

No CISO? No worries — we’ve got you covered

Organizations need an experienced CISO to drive critical initiatives and oversee an entire security program and the technologies required to protect the organization and its customers from modern security threats while meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Not every organization has the budget for a top-level CISO to manage security strategy and business continuity. These leaders are rare, making them challenging to hire and retain.

With decades of experience in security consulting and advisory services, Pondurance delivers a vCISO service that applies expertise where it is needed most. Our team of seasoned security consultants aligns with a wide array of administrative, operational, and key security program
competencies to help organizations that are not in the position to bring in a full-time CISO to achieve short-
and long-term organizational goals.

Manage and mature your security posture for a fraction of the cost of a C-suite headcount.


  • Accelerate security program maturity
  • Access to a team of experts
  • Improve compliance and avoid penalties
  • Reduce security risk and business continuity
  • Decrease overhead cost of hiring a full-time CISO

Focus Areas

  • Program development
  • Policy and standards
  • Compliance
  • Governance
  • Security

Our Process

Assess and Plan — 
With deep knowledge across multiple security and compliance standards, our vCISO consultants will assess the needs of your organization and provide expertise on regulatory and statutory requirements as they relate to security.

Build and Implement — 
A detailed security program is designed for your organization, putting security and compliance at the forefront, along with contingency, disaster recovery, and business continuity plans, which are tested and put in place to improve the organization’s security posture. By using a security maturity model approach, the organization is able to progress in areas that require additional resources in order to achieve the desired goal of maintaining core security operations.

Monitor and Sustain — 
Pondurance will develop and implement needed policies,
procedures, and practices to address areas of improvement
within the organization to help you sustain the proposed

The Monitor and Sustain phase includes recurring activities provided by Pondurance, such as planned updates of the organization’s risk assessment, response to security
questionnaires, and other agreed upon operational activities
that enhance the organization’s security posture.

With Pondurance as your cybersecurity partner, you have
strategic guidance to help establish and maintain long-term
security goals to protect you from today’s and tomorrow’s security risks.

Learn more by contacting us to schedule a personalized
demo and discussion of your unique security needs.

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