San Francisco 

Virtual CISO

David Chasteen
West Coast vCISO

Finding an experienced CISO is a challenge in San Francisco area; carrying the weight of one on your payroll can be even harder. With years of experience as actual CISOs supporting startups and VCs, we have the expertise to address your stakeholders needs with absolute confidence. With you, your board, your stakeholders, and management team, we will develop the strategic vision, resources, and protocols to maintain an appropriately sized, measured, and effective security program.  Let us be your virtual CISO.


We offer:

  • Executive vCISO services to you, your management team, and board - advising on all forms of cyber risk and plans to address them.

  • Board, management team, and security team coaching

  • Vendor product and service evaluation and selection

  • Maturity modeling operations and engineering team processes, capability and skills

  • Board and management team briefings and updates

  • Operating and Capital budget planning and review

Our methodology is simple.

1. We understand your current profile – threats, assets, strengths, weaknesses, partners, regulatory obligations and investments through our own research of proprietary data sources and talking to you/your teams.

2. We measure your controls and relative operational and program effectiveness, through scenario analysis and walkthroughs - building a full understanding of where you are and where you need to get.

3. We provide a plan to bring you to your target profile and help you execute.  This may include:

  • Program, policy, procedure documentation

  • Strategy development

  • Procurement and vendor negotiation

  • Identification, implementation and management of tools and managed services providers

  • Oversight of team and program activities