vCISO Services

Our Approach to vCISO

Cost-effective compliance and cybersecurity

Security and compliance services are part of our Compliance-as-a-Service model, which includes the governance of both functions led by our Virtual Chief Information Security Officer model, (vCISO). RKON’s vCISO solution encompasses a range of RKON security services in our monthly, outsourced model. This solution is ideal for companies with compliance needs but insufficient resources and expertise to address them in-house.


Not all organizations can afford a full-time Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to address regulatory compliance, security, and privacy and their impact on IT infrastructure. Then again, many organizations don’t need a CISO full time, but rather on a more limited basis, which is why we provide Virtual CISO (vCISO) solutions.




Virtual Chief Information Security Officer

For a flat monthly fee, RKON vCISO can provide the following security framework services on an ongoing basis:

  • Security Policy Development

  • Security Awareness Training

  • Compliance Audit Support

  • Security Architecture Review

  • Project, Service, Vendor Risk Advisory

  • Incident Response Coordination

  • Private Equity Portfolio Risk and Security Assessment

  • Business Continuity Planning


RKON routinely helps organizations achieve rapid compliance or compliance remediation in as little as 60 days. By understanding the difference between security and compliance, RKON has developed a methodology that greatly simplifies compliance execution.


Compliance certification: PCI DDS, HITRUST, ISO27001, FISMA, SOX, ISO27001

RKON takes complete ownership over the process interfacing with management and auditors. We’ve developed a methodology for executing compliance in a best-in-class, cost-effective time frame, regardless of the starting point and current maturity. In addition, clients can tap into a complete security and compliance control toolkit that RKON provides under its Compliance-as-a-Service offering.

RFP/customer requirements certification

There’s a growing trend of clients asking their suppliers to fulfill basic security and compliance requirements as a result of trickle-down compliance with their own certifications. Clients don’t always realize they don’t have to say yes to every compliance requirement. RKON has deep experience in helping clients win RFPs without compromising their integrity or spending excessive amounts of money on expensive tools that fail to deliver any business result or value.

Security and compliance program improvement

This program is for clients who are looking for a standards-based improvement execution plan for a fixed monthly fee over a period of time, where our experts interface as management advisors, auditors, and security execution leaders.


Dependencies on 3rd parties can often be overlooked in security terms. However, the access, privilege, and responsibilities of these parties can often provide the weakest link in an organization’s security posture.

RKON can advise, review, and conduct Supplier Audits on behalf of the customer.

  • Identify and review the current 3rd party supplier list

  • A review of the current supplier IT Security assurance processes

  • Review of the Policy and Procedures

  • Assist the customer with identifying risks presented by current 3rd party suppliers and rank

  • Train internal audit staff or conduct on behalf of relevant Supplier Audits



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