Many startups and SMEs (small-to-medium enterprises) realize that they can do more to address cybersecurity threats affecting their business and customers, but may not be aware of industry standards or how to best invest their limited budget. Sometimes they are aware of a regulatory compliance requirement which mandates a security or privacy program (e.g. HIPAA, SOX, FFIEC, or GDPR), but don't know where to start. Overseer Security can help assess your business to create your cybersecurity and privacy game-plan.
A Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is a senior-level team member responsible for an organizational security strategy and program. Startups and SMEs often need a CISO and certain industry regulations (e.g. HIPAA and NYSDFS) even go as far as to mandate it. However, the cost of training / certification, the time required to keep abreast of the latest threats, and the shortage of experienced cybersecurity professionals makes this a costly proposition.
Overseer's Virtual CISO (vCISO) or Fractional CISO offering provides startups affordable access to seasoned cybersecurity leaders. We can greatly simplify your journey to a secure enterprise. We can field open-ended questions like "We want to be secure. What should we do?" to targeted ones like, "How can we comply with our customer's security questionnaire?" to very specific ones like, "We are required to pass a SOC-2 (Security and Availability TSPs) before the end of the year. How do we go about that?" and everything in between.
Learn more about some other ways your organization may benefit from a Virtual CISO or Fractional CISO .
Compliance with cybersecurity and privacy laws and regulations is often a burden on smaller organizations. Since, regulations are not optimized for startups and SMEs they are very inefficient—sometimes counterproductive—at improving your security posture.
Overseer Security approaches security and privacy from a holistic perspective. What this means is that we evaluate your organization from a risk-based perspective and find ways of extracting value from compliance efforts. We have relevant experience in implementing regulatory compliance policies and controls using innovative and effective startup-friendly strategies which can considerably reduce the burden of compliance.
We can help with assessment and remediation against many regulations and industry standards:
HIPAA, PCI DSS, NYSDFS, FERPA, FFIEC, CCPA, NYS SHIELD and more.
Experienced full-time security professionals who can hit the ground running are hard to come by and costly to hire. Junior security professionals may require significant ramp-up time and training. These are challenges that disproportionately affect startups and small businesses lacking the budget for adequately sized security teams, training, and tools.
You can significantly free up IT and engineering bandwidth for business projects by outsourcing these functions to our experts.
Learn more about our Security Team as a Service offering.