Interim Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Interim Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Interim management is an effective managerial solution for companies of all sizes to deal with an unprecedented situation, a managerial emergency or to accelerate their transformation.

MANAGERIM, expert in interim management, provides you with interim managers specialized in information systems security everywhere in France, Europe or further internationally (Africa, Asia, Middle East...).

Our community of information systems security specialists includes interim managers (CISO, IT systems security risk manager, IT network security manager, cybersecurity expert, etc.) who have:

  • a mastery of security standards and procedures and security tools: firewall, antivirus, cryptography, authentication servers, intrusion tests, PKI, URL filtering...
  • a strong knowledge of risk assessment and control tools (Marion MEHARI method, etc.), methodologies (e.g. OSSTMM, OWASP, etc.), ISO and/or PCI/DSF standards (banking, retail or e-commerce)
  • a strong knowledge of networks and systems
  • a good knowledge of the main providers of the IT security market (editors, service companies, auditors...)
  • legal knowledge in the field of security and IT law
  • as well as a sense of confidentiality, integrity and ethics, an ability to anticipate and a sense of method and pedagogy

Our interim managers are men and women selected after a rigorous and demanding process, as much for their expertise as for their interpersonal skills.

Missions of an interim chief information security officer (CISO)

The Information Systems Security Manager assesses the vulnerability of the company's information system and defines and implements the company's security policy. He/she implements solutions to guarantee the availability, security and integrity of information systems and data.

Depending on the company's organization, his or her missions include various responsibilities:

  • Identify the risks to the security of the information system and continuously reinforce the security policy (appearance of new viruses, computer attacks on the global network, etc.)
  • Manage security incidents and quickly propose solutions to restore services
  • Establish an IT risk prevention plan and a business continuity plan (BCP or IS operational maintenance plan)
  • Validate the most appropriate technical options and devices for the company's needs
  • Put in place the appropriate security methods and tools and support their deployment/implementation with users
  • Supervise or audit backup programs (back-up)
  • Update and reinforce the security repository and ensure its application
  • Ensure a technological and regulatory watch on the protection of personal data

Why mobilize an interim ciso from our interim management firm, MANAGERIM?

Our transition managers CISOs have previous successful experience:

  • in companies of various sizes (from tens to hundreds or thousands of employees) in France or abroad in a multicultural environment
  • in multiple sensitive sectors: pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, aeronautical, insurance, banking...
  • in different contexts (crisis management, transformation...)

They know how to adapt quickly and be immediately operational.

Our CISO interim managers intervene on high value-added missions in various situations:

  • Temporarily replace a manager at short notice: information systems security manager or director, IT systems security risk manager, IT network security manager, etc.
  • Provide operational support to a team during a period of overload or tension
  • Manage the teams under his responsibility
  • Conduct a flash audit in terms of security of the organization and the Information Systems
  • Propose and implement an action plan to reinforce the security of information systems and data
  • Manage a specific crisis (intrusion, virus...)
  • Leading change and raising awareness among the company's employees and partners in terms of IS security

Throughout their assignments, our interim managers are supported by one of our partners, who guarantees the quality of the assignment and the methodology developed by MANAGERIM.

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