Select Page

Virtual Chief Information Security Officer – Tampa (FL)

Virtual CISO – Tampa (FL)

Organizations in Tampa and across Florida 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 Tampa and across Florida 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 Tampa and across Florida. 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 Tampa (FL)

About Tampa (FL)

The Tampa business community refers to the network of businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, and organizations operating within the city of Tampa, Florida, and its surrounding metropolitan area. Tampa is a major economic center on the west coast of Florida and serves as the hub of the Tampa Bay region.

Tampa has a diverse and thriving business landscape, with key industries including finance, healthcare, tourism, technology, defense, manufacturing, and professional services. The city is home to a number of Fortune 1000 companies, including Tech Data Corporation, WellCare Health Plans, Jabil, and Bloomin’ Brands. Additionally, Tampa has seen significant growth in the technology sector, with many startups and tech companies emerging in recent years.

The Tampa business community benefits from several business organizations and chambers of commerce that support and promote economic development in the region. The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council play crucial roles in attracting businesses, fostering innovation, and advocating for business interests. These organizations offer resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy for businesses of all sizes.

Contact Our Tampa vCISO Team

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