According to Cisco’s 2015 Annual Security Report, “Businesses with a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in place recorded the highest levels of confidence in their security stance, both in terms of optimization and clarity.” That confidence is essential when it comes to healthcare information security. But, for many small to mid-sized hospitals it may be difficult to justify the expense of a full-time CISO. Additionally, with the recognized shortage of an estimated 300,000 to one million vacant cybersecurity jobs, the talent pool may not be available to retain in a qualified Healthcare CISO.

Introducing the Orchestrate Healthcare Virtual CISO

We are a healthcare provider–focused consulting firm with deep knowledge of hospital clinical operations and how culture affects operationalizing security programs. Our Information Security practice provides a robust, yet scalable, set of offerings designed to move healthcare organizations along a process of Information Security maturity for optimal confidence.

Our Virtual CISO (vCISO) offering provides on–demand access to security consultants who can:

  • facilitate a health check of your information security program
  • implement a risk management strategy/model for all IT decisions
  • develop sustainable programs that consider budget, culture and risk tolerance
  • elevate your IT teams’ level of security expertise based on their extensive industry experience
  • lead your IT teams’ and serve on IT committees (i.e. steering and/or governance committees)

Our vCISO offering provides a flexible, affordable approach to healthcare organizations. Organizations can opt to retain a vCISO for just a few hours per month to ensure their security programs are on track, as opposed to hiring a security officer. You may realize savings of up to 80% over the cost of a full–time employee, with the added value that several information security experts will be available to your organization when needed.

vCISO Services

You have immediate access to the following Orchestrate Healthcare services (but not limited to):

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    Information Security leadership and guidance

  • Executive steering committee leadership or participation
  • IT Governance participation
  • Security compliance management
  • Security policy, process and procedure development
  • Facilitated table–top exercises
  • Incident response leadership
  • Security training and awareness
  • Security program assessment
  • Internal audit
  • Penetration/vulnerability testing
  • Social engineering
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Risk assessments

Download our vCISO PDF
For more information about how our Virtual CISO can quickly make an impactful difference in your healthcare environment or about our comprehensive Information Security consulting practice, give us a call at 877-303-3377.