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CISO as a Service (CISOAAS)

Security leadership, guidance and agility

Quod Orbis can provide comprehensive outsourced CISO solutions to organisations of all sizes.

What is our CISO as a Service?

The Quod Orbis CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) as a Service supports your organisation to ensure oversight on your information security and risk strategy, policies and practices. We will support you to ensure that information assets are adequately protected from cybersecurity threats, data breaches and other security risks.

Offered as a flexible, cost-effective approach for your organisation to utilise our expertise, our CISO as a Service will tap into our expertise, tailored to your needs.

Why would I need a CISO as a Service?

Rapid Deployment

When facing a security incident or breach, organisations need immediate access to cybersecurity expertise. Our CISOaaS can be quickly engaged to address urgent security matters and guide your organisation through the incident response process.


As your organisation's security needs evolve you can adjust the level of engagement with our CISO as a Service, making it easy to scale security efforts to your specific needs.


Hiring a full-time CISO, along with associated benefits and overheads, can be expensive. The QO CISO as a Service allows organisations to access high-level cybersecurity guidance without the same financial commitment of a full-time employee.

The QO Expertise

Tap into the expertise of our experienced cybersecurity professionals who have worked across various industries and have a wide range of security knowledge.

The QO Flexibility

Engage our CISO as a Service on a temporary or part-time basis, depending on your specific needs, without the commitment of a full-time hire.

The QO Objective Perspective

Our CISO experts can offer an objective viewpoint on your organisations’ security posture, identifying potential gaps and suggesting improvements.

Risk Management

We will assist in developing and implementing risk management strategies tailored to your organisations industry and size.


The CISO as a Service can help ensure that your organisation complies with relevant industry standards and regulations.

How our CISOaaS works

There are a number of ways that your can utilise our CISO expertise:

Assessment & Planning

Our CISO as a Service offering can assess your organisations current cybersecurity posture. This might involve evaluating existing security policies, procedures, technologies, and identifying potential vulnerabilities and risks. Based on this assessment, we can support you to develop a tailored cybersecurity strategy and plan.

Strategy Development

Perhaps you need help with key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy? This strategy could outline the goals, objectives, and initiatives that will be implemented to enhance your organisation’s security posture. It may include areas such as network security, data protection, employee training, incident response and compliance.


Once the strategy is agreed upon, the CISO as a Service can assist in implementing the recommended cybersecurity measures. This could involve deploying security technologies, setting up firewalls, intrusion detection systems, encryption protocols and more. Our CISOaaS could also work with existing IT teams to ensure proper execution.

Policy & Procedure Development

Establish and refine cybersecurity policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure that your internal teams are clearly communicated to on handling sensitive information, the use of company devices and how they should respond to security incidents. Creating clear policies helps maintain consistency in security practices across your business.

Risk Management

Our CISO as a Service can also support you to monitor and assesses the risk landscape, identifying emerging threats and vulnerabilities and adjusting your cybersecurity strategy accordingly. Regular risk assessments help organisations stay pro-active in addressing potential issues.

Incident Response

In the unfortunate event of a security breach or cyberattack, the QO CISOaaS can assist in managing the incident response process, containing the breach, mitigating its impact, communicating with relevant stakeholders and guiding you through recovery efforts.


Regardless of industry, compliance has become key and is becoming increasingly challenging with constantly evolving regulatory change. Our CISOaaS can help support the compliance process, whatever the standard you need to comply with.

Ongoing Monitoring & Maintenance

Cybersecurity is an ongoing effort and monitoring your tech infrastructure is imperative. Our CISOaaS will be proactive by analysing logs and alerts, applying updates and patches where needed, helping to prevent potential security vulnerabilities from being exploited.

Reporting & Communication

We will develop reports for your leadership team, providing updates on the cybersecurity program’s effectiveness, current threats and recommend improvements.

Training & Awareness

Employee training is a critical aspect of cybersecurity. We can support your organisation with training sessions to educate employees about best practices, social engineering tactics and how to recognise and report suspicious activities.

Our Virtual CISO Service (vCISO)

We can of course offer support via our virtual CISO Service, which may be a more flexible option, where we can offer you the same services as our CISOaaS but remotely.

As well as our vCISO service, your organisation may also benefit from our continuous controls monitoring where you can monitor in real-time your cyber security infrastructure and create fully customisable reports. To find out more visit our CCM page.


  • Leadership, advice and guidance via a highly experienced security professional.
  • An individual who will drive your organisation’s information security programme as an extension of your existing team.
  • An initial security assessment, followed by board-level engagement, representing agreed strategies, current status and key performance updates of implemented plans.
  • Coverage of regulatory compliance, data privacy and security architecture, as well as key liaison within your business.

Temporary or virtual c-level roles are increasingly popular across many industries and the CISO role is not exempt from this trend.

With our CISOaaS solution, companies can avoid the high financial cost and commitment of attracting and retaining a full-time CISO, as well as having the flexibility to mix new and emerging skill sets with existing roles and expertise.

  • The advantages of an in-house, full-time CISO, without the associated overheads and recruitment challenges.
  • A cost-effective way of maintaining information security systems and managing risk.
  • An extension to your organisation’s digital risk management capabilities.
  • An ongoing security presence, to manage compliance and mitigate breaches.

Our relationship is centered on what areas you need specific expertise in. Whether it is reviewing your current cyber security operations, guidance on your digital transformation and overall strategic planning, or very specific projects focused on GRC, we have the team that can support your objectives.

It’s exceedingly important that our team take the time to review what your overall business objectives are. That way we can work with your senior leadership and operational teams to align and develop a cohesive cyber security plan. 

Costs are directly related to the services you require so these will be bespoke to the services we offer you.  

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