When hiring a full-time chief information security officer (CISO) for enterprise governance is not possible, contracting with a virtual CISO can provide quick access to flexible and cost-effective security expertise.

There are a number of reasons organizations might choose a virtual CISO as an alternative to a full-time, in-house chief information security officer. Contracting a virtual CISO can give you access to skills and experience much faster than going through a protracted search for a full-time position, and the cost of hiring a virtual CISO may be far less than hiring a full-time executive. And as an on-demand expert, a virtual CISO provides more flexibility to work on specific projects and can scale as needed.