Virtual Chief Information Security Officer

Virtual Chief Information Security Officer - Executive-Level Management of All Your Cybersecurity Needs

A virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) relieves your cybersecurity stress, so you can focus on your business and clients. Receive the benefits of a CISO for a fraction of the cost.

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Access Audit Experts & Security Engineers

Essendis clients work with former Big Four auditors and top-tier security engineers to design, implement and defend comprehensive security programs.

Demonstrate that Security is a Priority to Your Clients

A vCISO instantly adds cybersecurity expertise to your leadership team, instilling confidence about your security posture and ability to implement sophisticated solutions for your clients so you earn more business.


Efficiently Address Security Requirements

We know what auditors look for and care about — and what they don’t  — and can effectively negotiate requirements to reduce the cost and effort of compliance for urgent requests or planned efforts.


Save Time, Money & Frustration

Don’t waste your team’s bandwidth trying to parse security guidance or completing questionnaires.  Our vCISO consultants let you focus on delivering for your clients and growing your business.

Make Cybersecurity Your Company’s Competitive Advantage

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What’s a vCISO and Do I Need One?

A virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) offers all the information security and audit expertise you need, without all of the overhead you don’t. A vCISO provides part-time access to full-time talent with the flexibility to meet your needs while your company grows. Whether you need a few hours of subject matter expertise each week or a full security team, Essendis can provide resources that will make an immediate impact without the hassle of recruiting in the competitive cybersecurity job market.

Certified Expertise Your Clients Look For

Essendis vCISOs have the qualifications and certifications security industry professionals trust, giving you and your clients confidence in your company’s security posture.

Industry Certifications



ISO/IEC 27001

SOC 1 (SSAE 16/SSAE 18)

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS)

SOC 2 (AT-101)

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)

EU-US Privacy Shield

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)

Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

NIST CyberSecurity Framework (CSF)

NIST SP 800-53

CMMC 2.0

Swiss-US Privacy Shield

Security Standards Experience

Essendis vCISOs have worked with companies to help them manage towards the following security standards and regulations:

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IT Consulting to Enhance Your Operations

Essendis security advisors work closely with our cloud engineers to create the most secure IT environment for your business. With experience across industries and systems, explore additional services, that could take your business to the next level. 

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Network Security Scanning Services

Comply with security requirements & manage network vulnerability.

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Ongoing Security Management

An ongoing, systematic approach to security.

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Cloud Services Management

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