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Midmarket Context: 'Can You, and Should You, Bring in a Virtual CISO?'

Published: 20 March 2018

ID: G00354936

Analyst(s): Mike Cisek , James Browning


CIOs in midsize enterprises are facing a dangerous combination of new security threats and a labor shortage for qualified security and risk leaders. Recruiting security expertise from outside may be the most viable option for some midsize organizations.

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A Virtual CISO and Managed Security Services Can Help Overcome Skills Shortages

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