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Chief Information Security Officer as a Service (CISOaaS)

Globally available advisory service that ensures the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your business

Chief Information Security Officer as a Service (CISOaaS) offering is for fintech companies and other service providers within the capital markets industry including market operators, investment houses, software developers and infrastructure vendors.

GreySpark’s CISO with extensive financial industry experience will assist you in tailoring the offering to specific client expectations and will be able to design, review or advise on the Information Security Management System so that it is aligned with the applicable security standards and maintained going forward for the duration of the engagement.

Our Value

Today, our clients are facing growing challenges as they move to cloud with an emerging threat landscape for cloud-native applications. They also have focus more on the data security and data privacy compliance requirements in order to prevent potential data breaches.

Our clients, which include well-established businesses as well as start-ups, recognise that it is critical to implement and maintain an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS). This function is of particular  importance to new business start-ups that may not have a mature InfoSec organisation with dedicated resources.

GreySpark provides an effective CISOaaS to growing business start-ups in need of external experienced resources to manage their preparation for the conformity audits with international security standards and for certification.

Our CISOaaS can be also engaged for due diligence assessments during mergers and acquisitions, when firms are seeking additional investment for business development or other technology projects.

GreySpark will assess your current information security maturity, the level of protection implemented for the business-critical assets, as well as the regulatory compliance status.

The service can be used on demand on a draw-down basis from the agreed pool of days.

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Service Elements

Scope Definition (Pre-assessment)

  • We will identify regulatory, legislative, and contractual requirements, global footprint and local regulatory challenges will be also considered during this stage.
  • We will undertake a targeted scoping exercise to identify the current InfoSec maturity of the business, risk appetite and current versus target technology state.

ISMS Design & Implementation

  • We will design the Information Security Management System (ISMS) in accordance with the relevant international standard or framework (e.g., ISO 27001:2022, SOC, NIST, CSA or other). This will include an applicability analysis of the security controls, based on the prioritised business requirements.
  • We will manage the ISMS implementation project on the basis of the approved roadmap that may also involve your internal resources, third parties and other vendors as needed.

Gap Analysis

  • We will define the target priorities for the information security programme and complete a Gap Analysis that will also include risk assessment.

Continuous Improvement

  • Continuous improvement of the implemented ISMS will be managed by the CISO with planned internal audit / spot checks at regular intervals to ensure the ongoing compliance with the applicable security standards and regulations.
  • The CISO will also provide users with awareness training, as part of the service, on the topics relevant for the audience. The training will be aligned with the controls of the implemented security standard or framework.

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