Virtual Chief Information Security Officer – Richmond (VA)
Virtual CISO – Richmond (VA)
Organizations in Richmond and across Virginia 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 Richmond and across Virginia 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.
Calvetti Ferguson serves the IT security and management needs of companies in Richmond and across Virginia. 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 Richmond (VA)
A defining characteristic of the Richmond Business Community is its diverse range of industries. The city is home to sectors such as finance, healthcare, education, manufacturing, technology, government, and creative industries. This diversity fuels collaboration, cross-pollination of ideas, and fosters an environment where businesses can learn from one another and forge valuable partnerships.
Richmond benefits from its strategic location and transportation infrastructure. Situated along the East Coast, the city serves as a gateway to major markets and has access to a skilled workforce from local universities and colleges. The presence of renowned educational institutions, such as Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond, further enhances the city’s intellectual capital and supports research, innovation, and talent development.
The Richmond Business Community emphasizes collaboration and networking as key drivers of success. The city hosts numerous industry-specific events, conferences, and networking opportunities that bring professionals together to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and form valuable connections. These collaborative efforts foster a sense of community, inspire innovation, and lead to collective growth.
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Calvetti Ferguson provides vCISO services to companies in Richmond and across Virginia. If you would like more information on our vCISO services, please fill out the form below, and we will follow up shortly.