Virtual CISO


Virtual CISO

Tiro Security offers Virtual CISO services designed for organizations that need to strengthen their information security programs and want to hire on a pay-per-project basis.


Depending on the situation, your company may require a few hours a week on a monthly basis or even a full time acting CISO whilst you fill your role on a permanent basis.  Whether its to create, maintain or enhance your current information security program  we can tailor our service fit to your company’s needs.


Tiro Security’s virtual CISOs all have between fifteen and twenty years of experience spanning across all information and physical security domains.  Our vCISO’s have a wealth of experience that will enhance your security program and provide your company the direction it needs. Our virtual CISOs have built and managed small, medium and large enterprise security capabilities including:

  • Architecture
  • Consumer Product Security
  • Cyber Defense
  • eDiscovery
  • Engineering
  • Forensics
  • Incident Response
  • Information Security Program Management
  • Security Governance
  • Security Research, Innovation & Operations
  • Threat Management
  • Testing & Risk Assessment


Typical projects include:

  • Coordinating with clients’ executive leadership to help define the information security program and framework
  • Managing the development, implementation & maintenance of each program
  • Presenting “state of security” to our client’s board of directors
  • Governance including security policies, procedures & metrics
  • Risk and threat assessments
  • Security compliance management
  • Coordinating with testing and assessment teams to analyze, prioritize & coordinate remediation or exceptions management
  • Helping establish information security engineering & operational capabilities
  • Security training
  • Mentoring, grooming & training potential internal candidates for future permanent CISO & security leadership roles


Tiro Security’s CISO is paid on a project or hourly basis. The client is given a quote of the range of cost before a job is undertaken. Please contact us here for a quote on CISO services.


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  • Chief Technical OfficerNon-Profit

    Tiro Security produced a comprehensive penetration test and report highlighting potential vulnerabilities and the risk it proposed as well as an easy explanation of what was needed to fix the issues. We were so pleased we have already asked them to look at some of our other software products.

  • Chief Executive OfficerVirtual Production Software Company

    The folks over at Tiro have been an absolute pleasure to work with. Their professionalism is top-notch. Timeliness as it relates to cyber security is a top priority to our company, and Tiro continuously exceeds our expectations. Thanks Kris, Rob and the team over at Tiro!

  • VP of Information SecurityInternational Financial Services Company

    Tiro Security has been a valued partner for our organization’s security needs. When I wanted to get penetration tests run on our Internet facing systems, they put together a project, completed the work expeditiously and delivered me a detailed report. When I needed temporary staff, they found me the right resource, right away. They are great partners to work with because they take the time to understand the details of what I’m looking for and then they provide me a customized solution.

  • Manager of Information SecurityFinancial Technology Company

    After recently starting at a new company, I found it very challenging to fill in a role of a senior application security engineer. The role was open for almost 6 months, prior to my start. I reached out to Tiro Securtiy and they helped fill this position within 2 months. I highly recommend their recruiting services, especially in this very competitive and niche market.

  • Founder and PartnerDigital Branding Company

    We started working with Tiro Security when we were looking for a specialist information security firm who could help us develop our security program. They have been an amazing resource for us, helping develop a security program from scratch, training our developers on secure coding techniques, and providing ongoing penetration testing on all of our projects. Their in-house development knowledge and experience with working with fast-paced, growing businesses has been invaluable and has helped us further distinguish ourselves from our competitors. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

  • Senior Security EngineerOne of the worlds leading Digital Content Providers

    Being in the "high demand" field of Security for IT, I get called by recruiters all the time. What made Tiro Security stand out for me, was they really understood my specific field. Because they specialize in security, they really know the industry. I didn't get sent to jobs that had nothing to do with my qualifications as happens so often with other recruiters. Instead within two short months, I got a new and exciting job in my field with a company I love."

  • Senior IT AuditorLos Angeles headquarted Banking Institution

    Tiro Security was instrumental in finding my next job at a critical point in my career.  Their connections in the industry helped me get my foot in the door at one of the premiere banking institutions in the U.S.  Coming off active duty in the Air Force, I wanted to hit the ground running on actively pursuing a job. What I thought was going to be a marathon in job search was actually a short sprint working with Tiro Security. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to jump-start their job search with a trustworthy company.

  • Security EngineerInternet Services Provider

    I can never stop saying enough good things about Tiro Security. I first learned of them during a local information Security meet up. Their recruiters are true professionals. They have a thorough understanding of the security market which allows them to find the perfect person for the perfect role. This knowledge coupled with their customer service commitment made working with Tiro Security a pleasure. I was always in communication with them which in my experience is rare. Tiro Security found the perfect fit for the next step in my career and I could not thank them enough.

  • Chief Operating OfficerMedia and Entertainment Software Provider

    Our clients require an extremely high level of security and having Tiro Security as a partner gives us the confidence we need to live up to these expectations. Kris and Rob put impressive effort into understanding our needs to ensure each penetration test is maximally valuable to us.

    Engaging TiroSec allows us to focus our developers on development and to deliver new features for our platform faster. They show not only an expert understanding of their subject matter but also a firm grasp on the “how” and “why” specific to our platform.  The penetration testing reports provide actionable steps that are well thought-out and easy to implement. I recommend Tiro Security to any company seeking high-quality testing and personalized service.

  • Director of AuditFinancial Services Company

    Our institution has been working with Tiro Security for a number of years now. They have been excellent recruitment partners. They work with us to understand our business and cultural needs and have provided us with exceptional information security and IT audit candidates. Recently we had a role that was open for a number of months where we just didn’t seem to find the right candidate. Tiro Security entered the picture and assisted us with our search and found an excellent fit. Their recruiters are professional, dependable and thoughtful. I would recommend them to anyone looking for candidates in this very niche market.

  • Senior Application Security EngineerRetail Banking Institution

    When I received a call from Tiro Security about a job I thought it was just another agent who's going to waste my time and offer nothing useful; however it turned out to be very different. They were very nice, helpful and were open to listen and understand what I was looking for and found a company that matched all my requirements.