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Benefits of a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)

Benefits of a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO)

vCISO Vista Computing LLCA Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), is a vital component of an organization’s business strategy. These personnel help the enterprise formulate their cybersecurity strategies. A CISO ensures that all necessary measures have been taken, monitors cybersecurity awareness throughout the enterprise, and proactively creates defensive plans for when, or if an attack or an incident takes place.  If an attack or an incident has already taken place then the CISO would handle the necessary responsibilities in addressing the incident.

The role of the CISO in large organizations is usually occupied by a senior-level executive. These enterprises have large resources to accommodate these roles, however, many companies don’t have the kind of resources required to employ someone with enough expertise to fill the CISO role. This is as a result of the fact that any individual that will assume the role should have enough expertise in information security and also business operations, therefore, having such an individual at that senior position could be very expensive.  This is true for small and medium-sized businesses where they do not have the budget to employ a full-time cybersecurity leader.  Small and medium-sized businesses are the largest targets for hackers because the hackers know that these businesses do not have the necessary cybersecurity measure in place which makes it much easier to hack.

To solve the problem of not being able to employ a full-time CISO Vista Computing LLC has created a service offering to address the gap.  An alternative to having an internal full-time CISO is acquiring the services of a virtual Cybersecurity Information Security Officer (vCISO).  A virtual CISO (vCISO) performs the same function as an internal full-time CISO, however, they are not employed permanently by the organization but acquired as a service from an external cybersecurity team or organization such as Vista Computing LLC.

The following key areas are the benefits of having a vCISO as part of team within small and medium-sized businesses:

  • vCISO Provides Access to a Team of Experts

In the traditional method, where the Chief Information Security Officer is employed by the organization, a majority of the time this rests only on the knowledge and expertise of the internal CISO which is then applied in running the cybersecurity strategies.  This lends itself to limitations.  A vCISO on the other hand as part of a vCISO-as-a-service has access to a team of other virtual security experts that specialize in different aspects of information security. This ensures there is a wide knowledge base to draw from, which makes a vCISO a valuable and viable asset at handling the enterprise’s cybersecurity needs.

  • vCISO ensures the organization is “Up-to-Date” on Information Security Threats

In the Cybersecurity world, threats are constantly evolving.  According to various industry studies, there are over 100,000+ new threats that evolve everyday as attackers always try to find new ways to exploit system vulnerabilities.  With a vCISO where you have a team of information security experts, it is likely to find someone with the expertise that is required to identify and counter a specific type of zero-day threat.

  • vCISO offers Extensive Monitoring of the Organization’s Cybersecurity Needs

Virtual CISO services involves a team of expert. This means they can spend more time and resources monitoring the organization than an internal CISO could ever do.  Also, having more individuals with a wide range of expertise is invaluable as it they can easily spot information security incidents that would otherwise go undetected.

  • vCISO Costs Less compared to Hiring Internally

When an individual is hired as a full-time CISO internally, the organization has to pay a large salary, benefits, insurance, training, bonuses and so forth.  Let’s face it, small and medium-sized companies cannot afford an expensive full-time permanent CISO as part of the organization.  These costs are generally much higher when compared to the cost of acquiring the services of a vCISO.  Using the services of a vCISO, the small and medium-sized organizations only pay the cybersecurity service provider a set fee that covers the whole package. This keeps costs low while still benefiting from the services of a wider range of cybersecurity experts.

The vCISO service offerings at Vista Computing LLC is based on different blocks of hours purchased by an organization needing this valuable service.  We will consult with you to come up with a fair, sensible, and practical solution for your cybersecurity needs.

Outsource Your IT with Monthly Flat-rate Helpdesk Support & Solutions

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Vista Computing, LLC’s managed IT services can help eliminate your company’s technology-based headaches.

Do you depend on technology to maximize the efficiency of your business? Has that technology ever let you down? If you are like other businesses, you have your fair share of horror stories. Whether you have tales of downtime brought on by computer or network problems, or simply don’t like how much your organization is paying to keep your IT up and running, Vista Computing, LLC is here to produce results. Our flat-rate service plan will deliver your company enterprise-level IT support and solutions that are tailor-made to relieve all of your organization’s technology-induced pain points. 

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IT Consulting Services

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Providing thorough and complete IT roadmaps for small and midsized companies in the California area.

Small and mid-sized businesses need to be efficient to be competitive. At Vista Computing, LLC, we deal in efficiency. We provide comprehensive IT Consulting services to companies that are looking to leverage their company’s IT into higher degrees of productivity, and ultimately, profitability.

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Comprehensive IT Support

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Computer and network support for California small and midsized businesses.

Downtime is a profit killer. At Vista Computing, LLC, we recognize that in order to maximize profitability, your company’s IT has to be up-and-running. That’s why we provide comprehensive IT support to small and midsized businesses in the California area. Our computer support services are delivered in an affordable, monthly rate based on the hardware you have in place. Take advantage of optimal uptime and experience for yourself the benefits that Vista Computing, LLC’s managed IT and computer repair services present businesses like yours.

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Remote Maintenance & Network Monitoring

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Proactively prevent network and workstation IT issues with our remote monitoring solution.

We know how frustrating it can be whenever a computer, a printer, or your network goes down. It prevents people from being able to complete their daily tasks, which adds to the cost of operations, and the cost of repairing the problem. With Vista Computing, LLC’s remote monitoring service, you never have to worry about that again.

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IT Vendor, Warranty & Hardware Management

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An IT consultant with your company’s best interest in mind.

We understand the technology-latent issues that keep you up at night. You may have questions such as, “How will I grow my business while minimizing expenses?” or, “How will I protect my data from situations like natural disasters and all the malicious entities out there?”

You aren’t alone.

Many business owners and executives at small and midsized businesses are tearing their hair out trying to come up with solutions for some of the most frustrating and time-consuming issues their company faces. At Vista Computing, LLC, we deal in solutions!

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Co-Managed IT

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When you don’t have coverage, it’s dangerous to go alone.

You understand that technology is critical to your company’s success, but does your technology get the attention it deserves? If your in-house IT staff is overburdened with support work, they may find it difficult to keep up. This, in turn, puts the average employee in an unenviable position of having to troubleshoot the various common issues that plague the use of their technology.

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VMware

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Modern Services for Modern Business Practices

Business isn’t getting any easier, and with new technology being integrated to core computing systems, your infrastructure is growing more complex by the minute. By virtualizing your IT infrastructure, you can simplify the way your technology operates without sacrificing the processing power and performance that you require.

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24/7 Help Desk – Powerful IT Support, Anytime

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Keep downtime from plaguing your business’ operational efficiency.

Vista Computing, LLC is a one-stop shop for all of your organization’s IT support needs. Properly-functioning information technology is essential to the success of every business. When that IT isn’t working as it should, it can create a number of issues for your employees, and ultimately your business’ ability to complete projects, create revenue, and sustain efficient operations.

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Microsoft Hyper-V – Virtualization Software for Windows Server

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Take full advantage of virtual machines.

Virtualization is an important part of doing business with modern technology. Using virtual machines that have been abstracted from their physical counterparts can provide benefits such as decreased capital and operational costs, and improved workplace efficiency. By effectively leveraging virtualization technologies to your advantage, your organization can stay one step ahead of the competition and ensure smooth operations.

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Desktop Monitoring and Management

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All of your employees have workstations that they use to carry out their daily tasks. As a result, these endpoints come with some responsibility. Your organization needs to keep its workstations in proper working order to maximize the returns you see on what can be substantial hardware investments. Furthermore, you need people on staff that are trained to handle the myriad of troublesome issues with your technology. The small business often doesn’t have this luxury as cost can sometimes make it hard for these workstations to get the dedicated and timely management they need.

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Infrastructure Support Services

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Building an IT Infrastructure from the Ground Up

Organizational difficulties that businesses have with their IT infrastructure often leave them with difficulties and deficits that hinder overall operational effectiveness. For this reason companies need to have a strategy in place when setting up their business’ computing infrastructure. When searching for the right company to help you set up and manage your IT infrastructure, you have to take into account the company’s competence in keeping your office organized.

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Professional Server Support

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Aggressively Mitigate Potential Threats with California’s Most Proficient Technicians on Your Side

Your servers are the center of your organization’s computing infrastructure, and need special attention to keep your operations coordinated and moving efficiently. Vista Computing, LLC offers comprehensive support for all of your organization’s IT, but specializes in remote and on-site server management and remediation services. Our knowledgeable and experienced technicians monitor and manage your servers, ensuring that they run efficiently and aren’t exposed to threats that could put your organization at risk. We provide this service for a monthly flat rate, eliminating the per-incident charges that would normally hinder your organization’s overall ability to remain profitable.

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vCIO

Let Vista Computing, LLC lead your technology initiatives with our vCIO services.

Vista Computing, LLC’s vCIO services present an angle that many smaller organizations lack, a dedicated technology officer. With technology being as large of an expense as it is, it is important that an organization’s technology budget is utilized effectively. For enterprise businesses, the role of the CIO is an executive-level position that carries with it a great deal of influence how these massive organizations spend their technology capital.

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Business Computing Assessment

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An expert inspection of your organization’s IT can get you started toward a better business.

If your business relies on information systems to function, and most businesses today do, you know just how quickly situations can arise with your IT. By having the experienced IT professionals at Vista Computing, LLC do a thorough assessment of your entire IT infrastructure, including onsite and cloud-based hardware and software systems, networking equipment, printers and copiers, and data storage facilities, you can get a comprehensive view of how your business works, and how those operations can be made more efficient through strategic improvements and properly managed and maintained business technology.

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Free IT Whitepaper

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This whitepaper will evaluate the differences between traditional technical support practices and modern managed IT practices and the pros and cons of both in regards to small and medium-sized businesses.

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