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An outsourced CISO is an independent cybersecurity expert who protects your information system remotely, giving you flexibility, expertise and an impartial view in the face of growing threats.

What is an Outsourced CISO?

An outsourced CISO, or outsourced Information Systems Security Manager, is a cybersecurity expert who is not directly employed by the company he or she advises. He works for a security service provider and provides his services to several corporate clients.

Its role is crucial in protecting an organization's information systems against computer threats.

What is the cost of an outsourced CISO?

The cost of an outsourced CISO can vary depending on several factors, including:

  • The size and complexity of the business.
  • The experience and qualifications of the outsourced CISO.
  • The number of service hours per month.
  • The services included in the contract (audit, implementation, ongoing management, etc.).

In general, the cost of an outsourced CISO is more affordable than the cost of a full-time in-house CISO.

Choose CISO Support

CISO Support offers cybersecurity assistance on an ad hoc or part-time basis, tailored to businesses with specific or temporary needs. This service is particularly useful for businesses that:

Lack dedicated internal resources

CISO support bridges the gap by providing external expertise for critical tasks such as assessing risks, implementing security controls, and responding to incidents.

Need one-off expertise in specific areas

CISO support may be requested for specific projects, such as conducting penetration tests or implementing regulatory compliance standards.

Want to outsource routine tasks

Software patch management, systems monitoring, and employee security awareness can be outsourced to CISO Support, freeing up valuable time for internal staff.

What are the missions of the Outsourced CISO?


Governance and management of information systems security (ISS)

Implementation of the SSI strategy

The outsourced CISO works in close collaboration with general management to define an SSI strategy adapted to the challenges and needs of the organization. This includes determining the security objectives, priorities and resources to be allocated. He implements this strategy by developing action plans and managing their execution.

Managing compliance with SSI standards

The outsourced CISO ensures that the organization complies with current SSI standards, such as ISO 27001 or the GDPR. It puts in place the necessary processes and procedures to ensure compliance and carries out regular audits to verify their effectiveness.

Animation of ISS governance

The outsourced CISO sets up an ISS steering committee and organizes regular meetings to raise stakeholders' awareness of information system security issues. He also ensures communication on security incidents and the measures taken to correct them.

Communication on ISS with stakeholders

The outsourced CISO writes reports and presentations for general management, employees and customers. It ensures that safety messages are clear, concise and adapted to each audience.


SSI risk management

Analysis of SSI risks

The outsourced CISO performs an SSI risk analysis to identify potential threats to which the organization is exposed. It takes into account the characteristics of the organization, its IT assets, its business processes and its threat environment.

Implementation of action plans to address SSI risks

For each risk identified, the outsourced CISO sets up an action plan to deal with it. The action plan may include technical, organizational or awareness-raising measures.

Carrying out audits and pentests

The outsourced CISO regularly carries out audits and penetration tests to verify the effectiveness of the security measures put in place. It thus identifies security vulnerabilities and offers solutions to correct them.

Security incident management

The outsourced CISO establishes a security incident management process to identify, analyze and correct security incidents that occur. He also communicates about incidents to the relevant stakeholders.


Protection of information systems - Implementation of technical and organizational security measures

The outsourced CISO implements a range of technical and organizational security measures to protect information systems.

It ensures the implementation of technical security measures such as:

  • Regular updating of software and operating systems.
  • Setting up a firewall and an intrusion detection system.
  • Encryption of sensitive data.
  • Control of access to computer systems.

The outsourced CISO also implements organizational security measures such as:

  • The definition of an information systems security policy.
  • Training employees in good safety practices.
  • Setting up a password management procedure.


Support and training

Training employees on ISS issues

The outsourced CISO plays an important role in raising employee awareness of information system security issues. It sets up training and awareness campaigns so that employees can adopt safe behaviors.

Support in the implementation of ISS measures

The outsourced CISO works in collaboration with the various professions of the organization to support them in the implementation of security measures. It takes into account the operational constraints of the professions and offers adapted security solutions.

Outsourced DPO & CISO

The CISO and the DPO (Data Protection Officer) are two separate roles, but they are both important to a company's cybersecurity.


The CISO is responsible for the overall security of the company's information system. This includes protection against cyberattacks, data leaks and other threats.


The DPO is responsible for protecting the company's personal data. This includes the implementation of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and other data protection regulations.

Choose Ziwit as an Outsourced CISO

Outsourcing the CISO function is becoming an increasingly popular solution for companies of all sizes, for major reasons.

In particular, VSEs and SMEs find it a valuable asset to strengthen their cybersecurity while optimizing their resources.

Advanced & experienced expertise

By outsourcing the CISO function, you entrust your security to the experienced experts at Ziwit. We have a multidisciplinary team made up of highly qualified and experienced specialists in all areas of cybersecurity.

They have a thorough understanding of the most recent threats and vulnerabilities, allowing them to design robust security strategies perfectly adapted to the specific needs of each company.

Cost & resource optimization

Outsourcing the CISO function allows for considerable savings on IT security costs.

In fact, you eliminate the salary costs of an internal CISO, which are often substantial, as well as the costs of continuing training and upgrading their skills.

In addition, you no longer have to invest in expensive security tools and infrastructure, which can be difficult to maintain.

Tailored flexibility and scalability

Our outsourced CISO service offers flexibility and scalability that internal structures sometimes struggle to match. We adapt our services to your real needs, increasing or decreasing the resources allocated according to the evolution of your activity and the risks involved.

This modularity allows you to benefit from high-level expertise without having to bear excessive ongoing costs.

Objectivity and impartiality for a clear vision

Our external CISO provides a fresh and impartial perspective on your security environment.

Free from internal biases and habits, it is able to identify flaws and risks that you might not have detected internally.

Its objective analysis allows you to make informed decisions to effectively strengthen your security posture.

Regulatory compliance made simple

Ziwit, an external CISO provider, has a thorough understanding of current cybersecurity regulations, such as GDPR and PCI DSS.

We support you in bringing your practices into compliance and help you maintain an optimal level of security with regard to legal and sectoral requirements.

Access to cutting-edge technologies

External CISO service providers, as we offer, often have access to the latest security technologies and tools available on the market, sometimes inaccessible to businesses due to their high cost.

You benefit from the most innovative protection solutions to counter the most sophisticated threats.

Focus your team on what’s essential

By outsourcing the CISO function, you free your internal teams from IT security management, allowing them to concentrate fully on your strategic and value-added activities.

This optimization of productivity directly contributes to improving the overall performance of the company.

Increased peace of mind and serenity

Knowing that your cybersecurity is in the hands of experienced experts gives you invaluable peace of mind.

You can focus on your business goals with confidence, knowing that your data and systems are protected against cyberthreats.

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