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Virtual Meshed Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Services Overview

What is a CIO?

A Chief Information Officer (CIO) main focus is to help the organization establish the Security Program in coordination with the organization's Executive Management and Information Technology (IT) divisions.

The CIO is responsible for:

  1. Delineating the organizations Security Program blue print.
  2. Delineating a Strategy for implementing the Security Program blue print by reviewing the outcome of the Enterprise Information Systems Program Risk Assessment Report.
  3. Coordinating with the various IT Division Managers, when applicable, to ensure that Security requirements are integrated as part of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) when restructuring the organizations Network Architecture and infrastructure.
  4. Increasing the organizations profitability by maximizing the Security Program's Return on Investment (ROI)
  5. Ensuring that the organization's compliance programs are up-to-date and on-target within the organization's network infrastructure.

What is a CTO?

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for identifying external products that can maximize the organization's innovation process. In specific, the CTO focuses on enahancing the organization's innovation process by improving existing services and/or identifying innovative systems. During the process, the CTO should work closely with the CIO, if applicable, to ensure that the organization incorporates innovative ways to expand services provided to the organization's consumers target without impacting or disrupting the organizations internal security program.

The CTO is responsible for...

  1. Identifying external products that can enhance the organization's services being offered.
  2. Coordinating with the organizations Innovative Team of Engineers and Developers to ensure the products develop pass the Quality Assurance Test and incorporate key security measures as part of the Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  3. Working closely with the clients to identify key issues impacting them in order to gather new and/or additional Functional Requirements to improve existing technology offerings and/or develop new technology to solve the issues identified.
  4. Identifying innovative ways in which the organization can increase revenue.

How are the two meshed?

Since not all organizations are able to afford two different roles, we offer a mesh of the two roles into one. However, it is essential to understand that the meshing is only successful when the organizations has a Security Program that has reach the Risk Management Tier 3/4 as noted under the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Tiers.

Our initial focus will be to ensure that the organization meets the Risk Management Tier 3 of the Cybersecurity Framework before we engage in the CTO role. The rationale behind it is simple... expanding services to clients without a proper Risk Management process can be highly detrimental in the long term. Once the organization reaches a Risk Management Level 3 or 4, we can expand the services to the CTO level.

However, if the company wishes to dive into the CTO services, we will not mind diving into an analysis of what the future could hold when the organization wishes to expand into the CTO role of innovation for external clients. We can certainly draft a Plan and determine which areas can be addressed in a parallel manner to limit cost.

How does the CIO/CTO role works?

This particular service is triggered by the outcome of the initial Enterprise Information Risk Management Assessment (EIRMA) process. The CIO/CTO roles have been designed with small/mid-size companies in mind. While we cannot go into the details on this particular service, it is structured in a manner that allow us to offer services that would normally be unrealistic to small/mid-size companies as it pertains to cost for a fracture of the price.

Therefore, while we do not mind offering this service to bigger companies, we prefer to focus on small/mid-size companies at this time. Our services include the following:

  1. Implementation of the organization's Security Program unique blue print.
  2. Development of Enterprise Level Policies and Procedures
  3. Development of Enterprise Level Security Control Catalogs
  4. Development of Enterprise Level Disaster/Contingency Plans
  5. Development of Enterprise Level Network & Application Architecture Blue Prints
  6. Identification of Enterprise Level Security Baselines
  7. Monthly Enterprise Level Compliance Report Status
  8. Coordination with IT and Application Development Divisions

When is a CIO/CTO required?

A CIO/CTO is required when the organization is ready to implement an Organization-wide security program and/or wish to improve an existing one but lacks personnel with the necessary knowledge to address the issues at hand.