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Virtual Chief Information Security Officer – Pittsburgh (PA)

Virtual CISO – Pittsburgh (PA)

Organizations in PIttsburgh and across Pennsylvania 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 PIttsburgh and across Pennsylvania 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 PIttsburgh and across Pennsylvania. 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


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About Pittsburgh (PA)

Pittsburgh’s business community started embracing technology and innovation, giving rise to a thriving tech sector. This was exemplified by the emergence of tech startups, research centers, and corporate innovation hubs. Carnegie Mellon University, in particular, played a pivotal role in fostering a tech-savvy workforce and attracting businesses focused on artificial intelligence, robotics, and software development.

In tandem with the tech boom, Pittsburgh’s healthcare sector expanded significantly. The city is home to some of the top medical institutions and research centers, driving advancements in medical technology, biotechnology, and life sciences.

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Pittsburgh’s business landscape has been shaped by its supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem. Incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces have cropped up throughout the city, fostering a collaborative environment for startups and small businesses. This environment encourages knowledge-sharing, networking, and the exchange of innovative ideas.

Contact Our Pittsburgh vCISO Team

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