Why BARR For Your vCISO
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) advisory services help businesses develop, mature, and manage cybersecurity programs that guard sensitive information, strengthen brand reputation, and differentiate products.
Partnering with BARR gives you access to a team of skilled security professionals that serve as a virtual CISO (vCISO), helping you build and maintain a program that is flexible and adaptive to the needs of its stakeholders. Our proven approach includes three phases designed to build and optimize a customized cybersecurity program that caters to your business needs.
How It Works
Phase 1: Gap Assessment
We believe in determining the why before proposing the how, and that careful planning and thorough identification of gaps are imperative to achieve your security objectives.
Phase 2: Remediation
We provide a roadmap to successful remediation, turning what were gaps in your security program into competitive advantages.
Phase 3: Continuous Management
With the continuous support of a virtual CISO, you gain a valuable strategic asset. We weave security and compliance into the DNA of your organization, differentiating you among your competition.
Not only do we give you the tools you need for a successful cybersecurity program, we help you execute. Explore our services available to you as part of Phase 3: Continuous Management:
BARR offers a comprehensive risk assessment service that is designed to identify, quantify, and manage security risk. A thorough risk assessment can help you identify where you need to shore up your security controls to mitigate internal and external risk factors.
Any successful security program will include a set of policies and procedures. We’ll provide consultation resulting in a customized set of policies and procedures that are both understood and followed by all members of your organization.
Project management is essential to the successful execution of any cybersecurity program. Why? Because without it, cybersecurity projects are left ill-defined, underfunded, and past due. The BARR Advisory team helps you manage scope, schedule, and cost of cybersecurity initiatives.
When your customers send security questionnaires, you want to be ready with responses that will put them at ease knowing their data is safe with you. BARR formulates those responses and offers direct communication with your customers to help resolve any concerns they may have, leaving them feeling confident in choosing your product or service.
Our team of experienced consultants work with your unique business needs to develop or enhance your internal audit function; identifying shortcomings in your internal controls, testing those controls, and providing actionable next steps. We perform audits against frameworks including SOC 2, NIST CSF, ISO 27001, CIS Top 20, and more.
How can you hire third-party vendors and minimize the worry that they may not live up to your own security standards? We help you pinpoint the vendors that present the highest level of risk using a standardized, risk-based approach. Once identified, we offer simple steps to protect you from potential risks associated with using third party services.
BARR Advisory team will assist you in identifying systems and controls within your security program, and will map those controls to multiple standards including SOC 2, ISO 27001, NIST CSF, CSA STAR, HITRUST, NYDFS, the 18 CIS Controls, and more.
BARR Advisory offers ongoing support as a virtual CISO, providing transparency on your cybersecurity program to your board, executive team, and other stakeholders. We are your strategic asset to weave security and compliance into the DNA of your organization and differentiate among your competition.
BARR knows security best practices, which is really helpful in going through the audit process. Being able to look at issues through the eyes of an auditor and having the ability to make impactful minor adjustments to meet controls is something we needed.Ceros
Initially, we didn’t even realize how impactful working with BARR would be. They just feel like part of the team. I know they have other clients, but it never feels like that to me.Ceros