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Virtual Chief Information Security Officer – Minneapolis (MN)

Virtual CISO – Minneapolis (MN)

Organizations in Minneapolis and across Minnesota are forced to operate in a business environment ripe with cybercriminals intent on stealing essential business data. Bad actors rely on ever-evolving techniques such as malware, ransomware, phishing attacks, and more to find weaknesses and exploit victims. In fact, recent studies have revealed that 1 in 10 small businesses suffer a cyberattack each year, with phishing being the most effective method. Any business that uses, stores, or transmits personally identifiable information (PII) such as Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, or login credentials is a target.

For this reason, companies in Minneapolis and across Minnesota need to engineer a cybersecurity plan that offers maximum protection. Many rely on various appliances and software packages to achieve a baseline level of security but need more knowledge and experience to achieve maximum protection. The addition of a Chief Information Security Officer ensures that efforts are strategic and coordinated and offer a maximum level of protection. Unfortunately, many need more resources and budget to engage a full-time employee. For this reason, many turn to a Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) to provide executive-level guidance as needed.

vCISO Experience

Calvetti Ferguson serves the IT security and management needs of companies in Minneapolis and across Minnesota. Our team of experienced professionals has a deep understanding of security governance and management best practices. We work with organizations of various sizes to address all needs or participate in projects as requested. Team members frequently present at conferences, advise technology vendors and deliver specialized training. In other words, Calvetti Ferguson has the depth of technical knowledge and practical experience to move you forward.

Virtual CISO Services

Our team has experience in the following areas, including:

  • Business continuity & disaster recovery planning
  • Business process design and optimization
  • Cost savings assessments
  • Cyber security roadmap development
  • Data security / data privacy management
  • Governance consulting
  • IT general controls assessment
  • IT strategic planning
  • New product/application research, technology selection, and vendor analysis
  • Reporting against IT performance
  • Technology integration services
  • Vendor risk management advisor


Map of Minneapolis (MN)

About Minneapolis (MN)

The business community in Minneapolis is diverse and spans various industries. Key sectors include finance, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, food processing, retail, and professional services. The city is home to several Fortune 500 companies, including Target Corporation, UnitedHealth Group, 3M, Ameriprise Financial, and Xcel Energy. These companies contribute significantly to the local economy and provide employment opportunities.

Minneapolis has a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem, supporting startups and small businesses. The city offers resources, mentorship programs, and incubators/accelerators such as the Minneapolis Small Business Administration, the Minnesota Cup, and the University of Minnesota’s Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship. These entities foster innovation and provide assistance to entrepreneurs in launching and growing their businesses.

The Minneapolis Regional Chamber is a prominent organization that advocates for the interests of the business community in the area. It provides networking opportunities, educational programs, and resources to support business growth and development. Additionally, industry-specific associations and organizations play a vital role in connecting professionals within specific sectors, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Contact Our Minneapolis vCISO Team

Calvetti Ferguson provides vCISO services to companies in Minneapolis and across Minnesota. If you would like more information on our vCISO services, please fill out the form below, and we will follow up shortly.