Virtual CISO service – strengthen your information security

Companies that do not have a vCISO or a dedicated Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in place may face several security challenges such as a lack of security strategy, inadequate risk management, limited security expertise and knowledge of compliance and regulatory requirements relating to their industry.

Among the challenges, companies may struggle in responding to security incidents promptly and effectively which could exacerbate the impact of an incident and increase the cost of recovery.

Without security oversight of vendors and third-party providers, companies may also struggle to assess the security posture of external entities, which may introduce vulnerabilities and potential access points for attackers to exploit.

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What is a virtual CISO?

The RightCue virtual CISO service (vCISO) delivers expertise, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness to your cybersecurity efforts. Our experienced CISO consultants bring extensive experience to provide strategic guidance, enhance your security posture, help you effectively navigate the complex landscape of cyber security threats, and support you through any incidents. We aim to ensure that you focus on your core business while we help maintain a strong cyber security foundation.

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A virtual CISO from RightCue provides substantial value in driving your cyber-resilience and aligning it to business needs.

Objective perspective: As an external resource, a vCISO brings an objective perspective to your organisation’s cyber security strategy and operations. They are not influenced by internal politics or biases, enabling them to provide unbiased assessments and recommendations. This impartiality helps identify potential gaps, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for improvement that may go unnoticed by internal personnel.

Strategic guidance and planning: A vCISO can contribute to the development and execution of a comprehensive cyber security strategy aligned with your business goals. They can assist in assessing the current security posture, defining risk management frameworks, establishing security policies and procedures, and prioritising security investments. Their strategic guidance ensures that cyber security is integrated into your business strategy and helps you make informed decisions to mitigate risks effectively.

Incident response and management: When dealing with a cyber security incident or breach, a vCISO can provide immediate assistance and guidance. a vCISO can help establish an incident response plan, coordinate incident investigations, and liaise with external parties, such as law enforcement or regulatory authorities. Their expertise in managing and mitigating the impact of incidents can minimise downtime, limit reputational damage, and expedite the recovery process.

Vendor management: A vCISO can help manage relationships with third-party vendors and ensure that security requirements are adequately addressed. They can assist in evaluating the security posture of vendors, conducting due diligence assessments, and negotiating security-related contracts. This role helps mitigate the risks associated with outsourcing IT services and ensures that vendors adhere to security standards.

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Our vCISO services – tailored to your needs

Representation at board meetings and management reviews. Our virtual CISO acts as your trusted advisor, providing valuable insights and guidance on information security during important decision-making processes.

Building strong security foundations. We help you establish a solid security framework based on international best practices. By implementing effective policies, procedures, and controls, we ensure that your organisation’s security posture aligns with industry standards.

Promoting security awareness and education. We work towards integrating security awareness and education into your organisational culture. Our experts provide training sessions and workshops to equip your employees with the knowledge and skills necessary to mitigate security risks effectively.

Ensuring legal, regulatory, and contractual compliance. Compliance with legal, regulatory, and contractual obligations is crucial for maintaining the trust of your stakeholders. We help you navigate complex compliance requirements, ensuring that you meet all relevant obligations.

Expertise and experience – the benefits of RightCue’s vCISO services

The RightCue virtual CISO team are proven industry leaders with a minimum of 20 years of experience in the cyber security industry, extensive knowledge and experience in information governance, and a solid understanding of business priorities.

Our experts work with several organisations across industries and deal with diverse security challenges. Their deep understanding of industry best practices and emerging threats allows them to provide strategic guidance and make informed decisions to protect your sensitive data and assets.

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By choosing our vCISO services, you unlock a range of benefits for your organisation, strengthening your information security strategy:

Prioritised security spending. We help you identify and address the most critical information risks, enabling you to allocate your security budget effectively and efficiently.

Consistent and effective security approach. Instead of relying on fragmented tools and consulting assignments, we provide a cohesive and comprehensive security strategy. This approach ensures that all aspects of your organisation’s security are considered and integrated seamlessly.

Access to trusted and practical advice. Our team of qualified practitioners have a wealth of experience and industry knowledge. You can rely on their expertise to provide you with trusted and practical advice tailored to your specific needs.

Clarity on costs and deliverables. We believe in transparency and clear communication. Our vCISO services provide clarity on costs and deliverables, helping with budgeting and planning.

Efficient handling of security incidents and breaches. In the event of a security incident or data breach, our vCISO services ensure efficient and prompt response based on agreed service level agreements (SLAs). We help you minimise any security incident impact and swiftly mitigate the consequences.

Our CISO consultants are adept at providing board level representation to set the organisation’s tone, build good security foundations based on the recognised standards, and ensure legal, regulatory and contractual compliance, e.g. data privacy requirements.

Invest in a robust information security strategy with our vCISO services. Let us be your trusted partner in safeguarding your organisation’s valuable assets, reputation, and future growth. Contact us today to discuss how our virtual CISO services can benefit your business.

What our clients think

“We began looking at how to get ISO 27001 certification and CSA Star Level 2. After an extensive search it became clear that while many companies stated they could deliver both, RightCue was the only business that met our requirements.

“The RightCue team were instrumental in the process – to be blunt, if there was no RightCue, we wouldn’t have been able to do this. Their knowledge of controls was outstanding, and they really understood our business.”


“We were keen to develop our IT security to the next level so we could expand our client base as well as giving existing clients further peace of mind. Working with RightCue has been a total pleasure. They are just lovely people and to us they are not only trusted advisors but they feel like part of our extended team.

"Working with RightCue has supported our growth as a business and given us the reassurance we need, knowing that our security and data protection is well developed and managed - that's thanks to RightCue.”


“In early 2021, the ATI established the FlyZero project, with ambitious targets and timeframes. RightCue were involved from the start, contributing ideas and sustainable solutions to keep the project data secure.

“RightCue are so supportive and helpful. They operate almost as a virtual CIO and worked with me on a long-term strategy for IT and security to ensure it remains fit for purpose as the business continues to grow.”


“Beyond the accreditations, RightCue have caused us to think harder. To develop a maturity for our cyber security – processes and ideas for the future, and to think beyond IT to the business implications. Would I work with RightCue again? Absolutely, without hesitation…’


“RightCue helped us to achieve our cyber security accreditations including Cyber Essentials and IASME. But it’s more than that - the protection and management of data is now very much at the centre of our business.

“The RightCue team are absolute stars. Nothing is too much trouble. if you need help with cyber security, you can’t go wrong with RightCue.”


"The team at Rightcue worked very closely with our internal team on our ISO27001 accreditation. They were extremely thorough and rigorous throughout the process, they acted professionally at all times and guided us through each step of the way to attain ISO27001. I would recommend Rightcue to help you achieve your security accreditations.”


"They don’t just do the job and leave. They are at the end of the phone and happy to advise and engage at any time if you need them. If you’re considering Cyber Essentials accreditation, I’d definitely recommend RightCue.”


"Whilst going for a computer security accreditation is never easy, the team at RightCue made it as painless as possible. They were clearly very knowledgeable and as helpful as they could be, given their role as a certification body…”


“There is no doubt working with RightCue saved me a hell of a lot of time. I didn’t have to spend ages researching solutions. I would say RightCue are a very dependable resource, and are reassuringly competent. A good choice if you’re looking to acquire security accreditations…’


“We have been hugely impressed with the team at RightCue. They are very approachable and incredibly knowledgeable...Achieving those accreditations was so much easier, by working with an experienced and accomplished team of professionals, such as RightCue…’


“Having confidence in recommending them to our clients has allowed us to concentrate on playing to our strengths.

All of the RightCue team are very helpful and very willing to go the extra mile. They are very committed to delivering a good service, and that’s why we are always happy to refer them.”


Get in touch with us

Our vCISO team can harness the wider RightCue team’s technical skills in vulnerability management, penetration testing and security reviews as needed by your organisation. Get in touch today to see how our CISO as a Service can be tailored to meet your company’s requirements.

+44 (0)1256 260 780