Get the Security Expertise You Need To Protect Your Data and Business

The pandemic has tested IT leaders and security strategies in ways never imagined and taught us many lessons – the hard way. According to Gartner, the worldwide information security market is expected to reach $170.4 billion in 2022 given the increase and sophistication in cyberattacks. Despite the media attention on big brand hacks, SMBs are attacked far more frequently, with 60% of small organizations failing within 6 months of a cyberattack.

IT security and data management experts agree that the increased sophistication of attacks is making it extremely challenging for organizations to manage their security programs.  This is true across all industries but especially education, healthcare, government, and manufacturing – who were among the hardest hit in 2020.

A data breach can cripple an organization. The cost of a breach for a small business can range anywhere from $120K to $1.2M, with costs exceeding $8M for enterprise organizations. Many businesses, particularly the small and midsize, lack security expertise which leads to a poor understanding of security vulnerabilities, mediocre strategies and cobbled-together solutions. Increasingly, organizations are leveraging the deep expertise of virtual chief information security officers to gain peace of mind.

Mindsight Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)

Mindsight’s Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) service was developed to empower leaders with the cybersecurity guidance they need to better protect their organizations. This service augments cybersecurity skills gaps by providing on-demand direction, planning, implementation, and maintenance – extending the network of expertise to help navigate today’s complex and growing threat landscape.

Mindsight Expertise – When You Need It

Our team of experts is highly credentialed, averaging 15 years of multinational experience across the security spectrum – from certified ethical hackers to social engineers to CCIE R&S certified professionals. Our team has consulted for enterprise and SMB organizations across a multitude of industries – from education to manufacturing, government to healthcare, financial services to insurance.

Our Approach – Proven and Trusted

Our approach begins with a qualitative and quantitative assessment of your existing security program to identify strengths and weaknesses. We perform an impact analysis to determine the financial implications to your organization if a breach were to occur. An intimate understanding of your company, combined with a data-driven approach helps us develop a thorough plan that aligns to your business strategy, improves your security posture and addresses your compliance requirements. Our team can manage your security program on an ongoing basis as well, including conducting routine reviews, scans, simulations, training and testing. Mindsight’s vCISO can be as involved as needed in each of these critical steps – one of the many benefits of having a virtual, on-demand security expert on your team.

Benefits of Mindsight’s vCISO

Security Expertise: Mindsight’s vCISO develops a comprehensive security plan that includes routine testing of your environment, solution development, budgetary analysis, awareness training – among other critical steps. You have access to an expert as needed.

Affordability: The average CISO costs $250,000 – $350,000 annually, including benefits. A vCISO is a fraction of that cost. You gain a comprehensive security plan that requires less investment over time as your security posture strengthens.

No Turnover: The average tenure of a CISO is about 18 months. With Mindsight, you have access to a team of experts all the time, with a dedicated vCISO who becomes an extension of your IT team.

Measurable Performance: Key performance indicators (KPIs) are established and measured continually so you always have insight into your security posture. KPIs are based on proven cybersecurity frameworks like the CIS20.

Access to a Network of Experts: Mindsight has multiple technology practice areas, giving you a wide partner network to address any technology needs.

Reduced Complexity: As threats get more complex, a trusted resource that can translate technical strategies into digestible, tangible actions becomes important. Mindsight can be that expert resource.

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Mindsight Blog

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Infrastructure, Network Infrastructure, Security, Technology

  September 14, 2021 by Siobhan Climer and Mishaal Khan This article was originally published in June of 2019. Cybercrime costs are expected to reach $10.5 trillion USD by 2025, up a staggering 15% from a mere $6 trillion in 2020. Despite the lingering beliefs…

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Managed IT Services, Security

September 9, 2021   In late December of 2020, Mindsight’s Cybersecurity Practice Lead and vCISO Mishaal Khan said something he’d said many times before and that he continues to say over and over again to anyone who’ll listen. In short: Too many companies, SMBs especially,…

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Data Backup / Disaster Recovery, Managed IT Services, Security

  August 17, 2021 by Siobhan Climer This article was originally posted in March of 2019. The cybersecurity landscape grows more complex every day. The average cost of a data breach has risen to $6.71 million, and the risk of being breached has likewise grown.…

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