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Virtual Chief Information Security Officer – Washington (DC)

Virtual CISO – Washington (DC)

Organizations in Washington DC 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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC. 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 Washington DC

About Washington DC

At its core, the Washington, D.C. business community is deeply intertwined with the government sector. The presence of federal agencies, regulatory bodies, and political institutions creates a unique environment that attracts businesses from various sectors. These businesses range from law firms and lobbying organizations to technology startups and consulting firms. Many companies choose to establish their headquarters or regional offices in the city to be closer to the seat of power and access government contracts and partnerships.

The government’s presence also fuels the professional services sector in Washington, D.C. The city is home to numerous prestigious law firms, accounting firms, and management consulting firms, which provide specialized expertise and guidance to both public and private sector clients. These firms often collaborate with policymakers, legislators, and government agencies, shaping policies and driving economic development in the region.

Contact Our Washington DC vCISO Team

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