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CISO as a Service


Does your organisation lack support during an upheaval?

Discussions with ISF Members reveals an ongoing shortage of qualified information security staff at all levels, with nearly 90% unable to appropriately staff their security workforce.

Many organisations turn to short-term, temporary staff in order to maintain capacity to deliver on urgent priority programmes for their businesses. But how can you be sure that contract employees are familiar with ISF tools and methodologies, and are able to step in and contribute immediately? ISF is here to help.

Why use the ISF CISO as a Service programme?

ISF maintains a strong network of Senior Information Security Consultants to assist Members who need to fill short‑term assignments. The ISF CISO as a Service programme leverages this network to provide interim support your organisation.

Engagements are tailored to provide on-site assistance as often as required, as well as remote or programme-specific support.

Who will this help?

Board and C-suite | CISO and senior security team | Risk, audit and compliance teams | Security practitioners | Line of business management.


The ISF CISO as a Service programme can help organisations who:

Require an interim CISO or advisor while recruiting.

Require extra, senior-level competencies for priority projects such as ISO 27001 certification or information risk audits.

Have lost a key resource in the security or governance function and require an immediate resource to continue.

Are in the midst of significant change and need extra support.

Need extra support in the preparation of Board presentations or regulatory filings.

Are currently pre- or post-merger or acquisition and need extra support.


Through practical, peer-influenced best practice in cyber risk and information security management, we empower organisations to tackle the wide-ranging cyber challenges impacting businesses around the world today.

Interim senior-level support that can step in and contribute immediately