Virtual CISO

Serving your business as a strategic advisor.

What is a virtual chief information security officer?

Samurai Security offers organisations a reliable partner to manage their cybersecurity needs through its virtual CISO (vCISO) service.

We serve as a strategic advisor in the capacity of a virtual chief information security officer, ensuring that cybersecurity risk is identified and minimised across all facets of the business, from board level to IT operations.

We consult with directors and act as a sounding board for all decisions pertaining to cybersecurity.

The importance of a vCISO

Organisations face an increase in cybersecurity threats in the quickly changing digital environment of today. To safeguard sensitive information, uphold customer confidence, and adhere to industry regulations, a dedicated CISO is necessary.

However, it can be expensive and time-consuming to hire a CISO full-time. Our virtual CISO service provides businesses with the knowledge they need to improve their cybersecurity posture and manage risk in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Key Benefits

Affordable cybersecurity management

By working with Samurai Security for our virtual CISO service, you can access top-tier cybersecurity know-how without having to incur the cost of hiring a full-time Chief Information Security Officer.

With this affordable option, you can maximise your cybersecurity budget while still receiving the strategic direction and management that a dedicated CISO offers.


Access to a diverse team of cybersecurity experts

With Samurai Security’s vCISO service, your company will have access to our entire team of skilled professionals, each with their own specific areas of expertise.

In addition to having a dedicated expert serving as your virtual CISO. We can address different aspects of cybersecurity, including risk management, compliance, penetration testing, and governance, thanks to our depth of knowledge and experience, giving you well-rounded, thorough support.


Individualised plans that are in line with company goals

At Samurai Security, we are aware that every business is different, with its own set of objectives and difficulties. This is taken into account by our virtual CISO service, which creates cybersecurity plans specific to your requirements and goals.

We ensure that your cybersecurity efforts not only protect your organisation but also help it grow and succeed overall by matching our security recommendations with your business objectives.


Why choose us?

Samurai Security’s vCISO service is recommended because we are dedicated to understanding the specific needs and goals of your business. Our team of skilled professionals makes sure that our cybersecurity strategies are customised to the needs of your organisation. Additionally, we are able to address a variety of cybersecurity issues, from compliance and governance to penetration testing.

Our Approach


Security Strategic Planning

We start by assessing the security posture of your company and determining where improvements can be made. After that, we collaborate with you to create a 12-month cybersecurity plan that is in line with your corporate objectives and the NIST Cyber Security Framework.


Ongoing vCISO Project

Samurai Security takes on the vCISO role and manages the project for you as you implement your cybersecurity strategy. We hold members of your team responsible for mitigating risks while following best practises for cybersecurity.

We take the role of a vCISO to provide ongoing guidance and advice to the senior leadership and IT teams, covering all areas of cybersecurity and risk.

We will take project management ownership of the security strategy for the organisation (Including the GANTT and Risk Management Matrix) to ensure that the goals and objectives are met within the defined timelines. Samurai will be holding our clients accountable for remediating risks and ensuring they are implemented whilst considering cyber security best practices.

Samurai will aid in the management of third parties to ensure that the highest level of value is provided. This will include new services and tools that the client is planning to use or existing tools that could either be utilised more effectively or reconciled.

Alongside providing a dedicated and experienced vCISO, you will also have access to a much wider pool of expertise; each member of the Samurai team has their distinct specialism, from penetration testing through to compliance and governance. If there are specific concerns, we can utilise the skills of our team to provide additional assistance.


  • A high-level view of your security strategy that includes timelines and areas of emphasis for senior leadership is a GANTT project.
  • A detailed plan with resource allocation and deadlines for locating, addressing, and remediating vulnerabilities is called a risk management matrix.
  • Monthly and biweekly meetings: Regular online gatherings to assess your cybersecurity strategy’s implementation status and determine the next steps.
  • Specialised Security Consultation prompt responses during working hours to urgent and common security queries or concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sizes of businesses can benefit from a virtual CISO service?

All sizes of businesses can gain from our virtual CISO service, but in particular those who lack the funds to hire a full-time CISO or need additional skills to handle their cybersecurity requirements.

How will you guarantee the privacy of our private data?

Your sensitive information’s protection is a top priority for Samurai Security. To keep your information secure, we adhere to strict security procedures and industry standards like the Data Protection Act of 2018.

Can we alter the vCISO service to meet our unique requirements?

Yes, our vCISO service is built to be flexible and adaptable to the specific needs of your organisation. To ensure that our services are tailored to your needs and business goals, we work closely with you and offer our clients the opportunity to design their own approach.

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