UK Virtual CISO

Expert cyber security advice and leadership for a fraction of the cost of a full-time CISO.

A dedicated senior cyber security professional to drive, govern and improve your cyber security capabilities.

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are becoming essential to the success of modern businesses.

CISOs are not only called upon to ensure regulatory compliance, provide technical recommendations and lead the response to cyber incidents, but through innovative risk management, they can also provide a competitive advantage.

Unfortunately, the cost of finding and hiring an experienced internal CISO is prohibitive for many businesses.

CyPro’s UK Virtual CISO (vCISO) service provides an alternative option – a highly experienced UK-based CISO, who is available on demand.

Given that most businesses only require the support of a CISO for one or two days per week, this is a highly cost-effective approach to filling the vital CISO role within your business.

Expert Advice

On-demand, independent and expert advice on complex information security issues, e.g. how to respond to a major vulnerability such as Log4j.

Incident Management

Advanced preparation and access to experienced cyber security leadership in the event of a major cyber security incident, such as a ransomware attack.

Strategy & Governance

Regular, clear and concise board updates on cyber security, enabling informed decisions to be made relating to cyber security risk and strategy.

Regulatory Compliance

Experienced planning and support for responding to 3rd party security audits and regulatory compliance assessments.

Security Enhancements

Development of a cyber security roadmap with a tailored and achievable path to enhance cyber security maturity and reduce risk.

Security Awareness

Innovative training, communications and exercises to raise cyber security awareness amongst staff and third parties.

Benefits of CyPro’s Virtual CISO service

Our vCISO service will be tailored to meet the needs of your business, whilst costing a fraction of the price of a full-time internal CISO.

The coverage of our vCISO service can be increased or decreased over time to meet your changing business requirements.

By hiring a third party to oversee information security, you avoid the risk of decisions and advice being internally biased.

Our dynamic vCISOs will quickly find ways to provide meaningful changes to reduce information security risk.

What Our Clients Say

Head of Cyber Security Monitoring

Deutsche Bank

“CyPro combines security expertise with very strong personal and programme management skills which makes them the perfect partner for executives.“

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Project Delivery Manager

Audley Travel

“CyPro’s ability to translate cyber security issues into business language, with both practical and strategic solutions, is what sets it apart from other cyber security providers.“

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Product Manager


“CyPro’s impact was immediate and significant. The project was quickly turned around, focused, engaged and delivery was on-track“.

Sounds interesting?

Schedule a free chat with Rob, one of our experienced UK Virtual CISOs.

Ask them anything about cyber security and discuss whether our UK Virtual CISO service is a cost-effective solution for your business.

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Rob McBride

16 years of experience successfully managing cyber security teams and programs for a wide variety of clients.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What can I expect from a vCISO?
    • Am I assigned a dedicated vCISO?
    • Is it possible to have a CISO based on-site?
    • How much does a vCISO cost?
    • Do I legally require a vCISO?
    What can I expect from a vCISO?

    As a minimum, you can expect the same level of service as you would get from a traditional in-house CISO.  Amongst other things, a vCISO will provide strategic guidance, drive security operations and oversee critical regulatory compliance activities.

    Am I assigned a dedicated vCISO?

    Yes.  Unlike many of our competitors, we assign a dedicated vCISO who will get to know the ins and outs of your organisation.

    Is it possible to have a CISO based on-site?

    Absolutely.  Typically, our “Virtual CISOs” spend on average 1 day per month on-site with each client, but we can tailor our virtual/physical presence to your specific needs.

    How much does a vCISO cost?

    It depends upon the size and complexity of your organisation and level of coverage you want us to have.  However, CyPro’s vCISO service typically costs £1,500-£5,000 per month – considerably less than the cost of employing a fulltime in-house CISO.

    Do I legally require a vCISO?

    Whilst it’s not yet a legal requirement, most companies are now realising the benefits of having a skilled executive for making information security decisions and raising awareness.

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