Fractional CISO Helps Companies Secure Themselves for a Safer World

Fractional CISO is a cybersecurity consulting company helps business leaders manage risk and grow their companies by providing tailored cybersecurity problems. We help companies build their cybersecurity program, reach compliance goals, and grow their sales as a result.

What problem are you trying to solve?

Many midsize business-to-business companies hit a sales plateau when trying to sell to larger enterprise customers, because such customers often have intensive cybersecurity demands. No early-stage company is likely to have a cybersecurity program or cybersecurity experts on staff – it’s usually something that becomes important as the company grows.

Fractional CISO helps to bridge the gap for midsize companies by providing them with the cybersecurity leadership of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) on a part-time basis with a virtual CISO.

We help companies build their cybersecurity program, reach compliance goals, and grow their sales as a result.

How are you solving that problem?

We hire top-tier cybersecurity talent and provide each of our clients with a dedicated cybersecurity team made up of two individuals – a CISSP-certified virtual CISO, and a cybersecurity analyst.

While full-time CISOs are difficult to hire and expensive to retain, our cybersecurity teams can be quickly integrated with a client organization. We’re also very flexible, focused on providing exactly the services that each client needs – they don’t need to find full-time work for our teams like they would need to find full-time work for a full-time CISO.

Lastly, we take a quantitative approach to cybersecurity to maximize the return on the client’s cybersecurity investment.

How has the pandemic impacted your company?

Our geography for how we served customers opened up during the pandemic. Because we’re virtual CISOs, we regularly provided service remotely. But the pandemic made companies less sensitive about where their vendors are located. We serve clients from all over the United States now.

Where do you see your company going in 5 years?

We want to see every organization have the information they need to make great cybersecurity decisions. We obviously hope to be taking on many more clients to help them, but we put a lot of time into providing cybersecurity knowledge for everyone. We publish weekly blog articles on our website, weekly videos on my LinkedIn page, and a monthly newsletter. Each piece of content provides a piece of free and actionable cybersecurity advice that we hope business leaders can use to improve their security posture – whether or not they become our clients.

Our society will be better off when every organization has a good cybersecurity program, and we want to do our part to make that a reality.

What is the next big challenge in information security?

Small and medium sized businesses need better resources available to protect themselves. These organizations are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks, just one attack can be enough to shut them down. There are no resources that can comprehensively address the problem without significant investment from the business. We can’t expect every such business to hire a cybersecurity professional, so we want to see democratized solutions for these companies. They need to be able to have the knowledge and tools to secure themselves.

How do people get involved/buy into your vision?

If you’re a leader of a midsize company who wants to improve their cybersecurity program or get SOC 2/ISO 27001 compliant, please drop us a line here.

If you aren’t sure about our services yet but do want to learn more about business cybersecurity, we encourage you to learn more by visiting our blog at (new posts every Thursday). Also, you can connect with me on LinkedIn (new video every Tuesday), and subscribe to our newsletter (one newsletter per month) to get free and actionable cybersecurity advice.

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