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State of Cybersecurity – Does Your Business need a CISO?

State of Cybersecurity – Does Your Business need a CISO?

Happy New Year! Here at Colden Company, we wish all of you a very happy New Year filled with happiness and prosperity. As we flip the calendar to a new year, we would like to take the time to reflect on what has changed over the course of the last year in terms of cybersecurity.

The cyber world is an increasingly dangerous place. According to SonicWALL, malicious actors launched an average of 20 ransomware attacks per second in 2023. Our cybersecurity newsfeeds are filled with successful ransomware attacks and data breaches on a daily basis. Having personally attended several security conferences in the last six months, the increase in attacks is alarming as is the increasing sophistication of the attacks.

Are your defenses keeping up with the level of threats? If you have not made any changes to your cybersecurity defenses in the last two years, then it is likely that your defenses are not keeping up. This is why many regulatory and compliance standards are adding to their requirements. In the past few years, HIPAA, FTC Safeguards, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, CMMC, not to mention a number of state PII (Personally Identifiable Information) statutes have been modified to increase data security requirements.

Many compliance standards require a business to have a security officer appointed and in some cases, such as for certain financial institutions, a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) is mandated. Who is this person in your organization? Are they up to speed on the threat landscape? If the answer to the above is not a definitive “yes”, your organization may want to consider a vCISO service (virtual CISO).

A vCISO is a fractional position designed to have a security professional or team of security professionals advising and guiding your business on matters concerning cybersecurity. A vCISO can reduce corporate risk, protect critical data, bring cybersecurity expertise and become a partner your Executive team can rely on.

The stakes are high when it comes to protecting your organizations data. Yesterday’s solutions will not solve today’s problems. A vCISO can bring the expertise needed to secure your data and do so at a fraction of the cost of a full-time security officer. Want to hear more about how our scalable vCISO service can fit with your organization? Contact us at (888) 600-4560 or via email at



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