Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)

AKA CISO-as-a-Service

Is your organisation at the point where you know you need a good Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)?

Perhaps you've been through several rounds of recruitment and failed to find someone with the right mix of skills and experience that you are looking for?

Or worse, you found them and couldn't afford to hire them.

Look no further!  Get trusted security leadership with a dedicated virtual CISO to guide your strategy and operations. Our retained engagement offers tailored expertise when you need it.

With salaries currently starting at £100k before on-costs and benefits; respected, experienced CISOs are simply out of reach of lots of private companies, let alone non-profit organisaitons such as government, NHS and charities.

So what are your options? Accept the risk and hope nothing bad happens? Hire someone inexperienced that you hope will grow into the job and if not, it still ticks a box? Is either one going to assure the board and/or shareholders?

There's another way... Cybility's virtual CISO service, aka CISO-as-a-Service.

You can gain regular access to the wealth of knowledge, skills and experience aquired over two decades for a fraction of the cost and without the staff management overheads that come with employing a member of staff. 

With our vCISO service you’ll:

  • Develop a security program that addresses the organisation’s business and compliance needs within the board’s risk appetite;
  • Be able to make risk-informed decisions to keep your organisation safe;
  • Demonstrate to the people you serve (beneficiaries, clients, customers, and so on) that you are a safe organisation to work with; the increase in customer trust likely resulting in an increase in revenue;
  • Gain confidence in your own role with an independent consultant there to back you up or steer you in another direction according to business needs;
  • Save money on your revenue budget when compared to a full-time resource;
  • Benefit from opportunity cost savings and increased wellbeing by reducing the burden and hours spent managing security on top of the day job;
  • Potentially be offered reduced insurance premiums due to having a named vCISO that reports to the executive team and board;
  • Have access to independent recommendations for appropriate security investments that are value for money and provide the required level of protection for the future sustainability of the organisation;
  • Be able to flex the level and type of services as your needs change.

If you just caught a glimpse of light through the tunnel; get in touch for a free exploration call to discuss how we can be the guiding light that leads you out of the dark tunnel and into a more relaxed state, confident in the knowledge that we've taken the time to understand your organisation and care about helping you to protect it.


1 day per month


2 days per month


1 day per week

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we do offer discounts for charities that are registered in the UK.

To claim this discount the charity must be active and currently registered with one of the following:

  • Charity Commission in England and Wales,
  • Scottish Charity Regulator in Scotland (OSCR);
  • Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI).