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CISO as a Service, the flexible end-to-end solution to meet your needs

CISO, an enabler for your business

Traditionally seen as a pure cost for a company, the modern Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has emerged as a key value creation function for a digitized organization and plays an important role on many fronts, such as compliance, market demand, sales efficiency and cyber threats...

CISO as a Service: the solution to organizational challenges

Irrespective of their size, the key challenge for organizations now is to find a CISO with the needed expertise, flexible, and at controlled cost. The solution to these specific needs is a CISO as a Service which offers the following advantages:

  • The CISO is externalized and the budget optimized.
  • Thanks to the CISO as a service, your organization benefits from his company’s expertise and resources.

The Approach CISO as a Service: a unique value end-to-end solution on the market

Other “External CISO” services usually boil down to one individual, with a typical IT background providing advisory services. Such solutions do not provide technical and organizational expertise.

At Approach, we know that a CISO function (as opposed to a role) should add value at a strategic, tactical and operational level. As such, our CISO as a Service is designed as an end-to-end solution powered by our standard tools and methods, including:

1. Strategic advice and governance:

Senior expertise supporting the organization to establish a risk profile, design a security strategy and monitor its execution.

  • Strategic planning and policy definition
  • Risk profiling
  • Governance and KPIs
2. Management solution:

Implementation of a standard framework to support the management of key security processes.

  • Security incident management
  • Information risk management
  • Policy and document management
  • Security programme management
3.  Day to day support:

Service catalogue required to accomplish the day-to-day CISO activities.

  • Risk assessment
  • Risk treatment
  • Sales and pre-sales support
  • Security controls health check
  • Supplier security check
  • Operational reporting
  • Security coordinator and analyst

"Our CISO offering is provided  on customer premises and remotely with different service levels based on your organization requirements and obligations." 

Why select Approach as your preferred CISO partner?

At Approach, we have a robust team of multilingual Information Security professionals, with different levels of certification (Data Privacy, ISO 27001, COBIT5, …) and expertise. Through our CISO as a Service, we offer a solution to our customers that is:

  • Flexible: Chief Information Security expertise as a Service (on demand).
  • Result oriented: Business case/ROI driven – Risk- based approach.
  • Cost effective: Limit the impact of security and compliance on the Operating Margin.
  • Quick: Activate quick wins whenever possible; show immediate results.
  • Industry knowledge: Expertise adapted to your (public and private) sector.
  • Scalable: invest gradually as necessary – build on foundation.
  • Pragmatic: Based on good practices, recognized methodologies and tools -- not on theory.
  • Quality: high quality standard for the deliverables.
  • Reliable: ISMS (ISO 27001 certified) enables us to ensure the continuity and security of the services we provide.

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Our approach to cyber-security

Our customers benefit from the expertise and talent of our people, combined with pragmatic and proven methods and the efficiency brought by our assets:


Expertise and talent

Since 2001 we have applied our experience in cyber-security gained in various industries, from small to large businesses. Our people are seasoned, certified professionals who continuously improve and extend their knowledge.


Pragmatic and proven methods

We rely on most recognised, easily auditable and adopted standards and good practices and apply them pragmatically. We always tailor our approach to your particular context, needs and organisation culture.


Asset-based approach

We make use of the most advanced and reliable tools and solutions to support our services. This enables us to be more efficient during delivery, enforce the use of standard auditable methods and provide transparency about our achievements and your results.

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