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You probably
don't want us
as your vCISO.

Seriously, click the back arrow unless you're a glutton for punishment.  

We're not for everyone.
Learn why

You probably shouldn't hire us.  Here's why... 

It's going to hurt.

You probably think you're in good shape.

We've worked with 100+ companies, and only one was close to being in "good shape."  One.  

This is a big project.  You'll be stronger for it, but it will hurt.  

Compliance can be silly.

We get it -- some client or auditor is telling you to be compliant with a regulation like SEC, NYDFS, HIPAA, CMMC, FINRA, etc.

We'll help you make sense of these, but sometimes you'll need to do something for no other reason than "the regulation says so."  

Size matters.

If you're smaller than 10 employees, you'll get overwhelmed.  You'd probably need a great I.T. company. 

If you're larger than 300 employees, you'll be better off with your own full-time CISO.

You're going to get annoyed.  

You don't need someone to hand you a 200 page report and then walk away.

We're going to help you build a plan, and then we're going to stay on top of you so it gets done.  

Zero tolerance for jerks.  

Life's too short to work with jerks.  And we only work with clients who feel the same.

If you like to beat up your vendors, please move along.  

We're looking for long-term partners.  

You're going to be scared.  

There are a staggering number of ways that a hacker can break in.  And it only takes a single mistake to let them in.

It's eye-opening when you peel back the onion and realize that you're far more exposed than you think.  And we'll help you confront that.    
(slightly exaggerated)

Former Client Testimonial

These guys suck!  First they made me change my password, even though "password123" was super easy to remember. 
Then they told me I couldn't use Adobe Acrobat 2003 anymore, even though I've always used it.  
And they keep NAGGING me!  Every month it's something else I have to do.  
I got so annoyed I accidentally changed myself to a potato in Zoom and can't figure out how to change back. 

Irwin D'iot

Former CEO, currently under house arrest 

Our current clients love us

"Adelia Risk is exactly what I needed for my business, I’m in healthcare and protecting PHI is critical. We weren't sure we were set up properly. Adelia Risk made it so we don't have to worry. They took care of our email security, made sure our computers were set up the right way, and even took the time to train our staff on how to be safe, secure, and HIPAA-compliant."

Mark Lescault, 
Grace Barker Health

"Working with Adelia Risk provides peace of mind. I sleep better at night knowing that our client data is being protected. Josh and his team are responsive, highly knowledgeable and helpful. 

They take complicated topics and make them understandable. We love working with Adelia Risk!"

Stacey Sternberg,
Parsons Capital Management

"Before we hired Adelia, I thought our IT people (me) had the cybersecurity thing covered. 'We' were wrong. 

Josh and his team helped us find the gaps, close the gaps and document everything so we're as buttoned up as we need to be for our clients and the SEC."

W. Ben Utley
Physician Family Financial Advisors, Inc.

"Like most investment advisors, I wanted to worry less and prepare for our next audit. Other vendors offered confusing "one size fits all" solutions. Since working with Adelia, we've built a policy that we understand and can achieve! We passed our most recent audit with flying colors."

Charlie Jackson,
Jackson Money Management

We are very satisfied with the quality of product and exceptional customer service.

We have a high level of confidence in our ability to protect PHI because Adelia Risk properly set up our HIPAA compliant email."

Brenda Falls,
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic

"I chose Adelia Risk because I understood that they would guide me through a process, not simply provide tools for me to learn and use.

I was not disappointed!"

Seth Jentner,
Jentner Wealth Management

Oh wait -- you're still here?

We may as well tell you about what our Virtual CISO service includes.  
Gap Assessment - Focused 60+ point cybersecurity framework comparing your company against cybersecurity and industry practices. We know our ABCs and other regulations like: HIPAA, CMMC, NIST 800-171, SEC, NYDFS, IRS, FFIEC plus all of the ins and outs of SOC2, ISO27001 or NIST audits. 
Cloud Audits - Annual cloud audits of your major cloud systems (e.g., Microsoft 365, Google Workspace).
Domain Monitoring - You'll be alerted if someone is trying to steal the keys to your digital kingdom (your DNS settings).
Office Scans - You'll be notified if your office network is set up in a way that lets hackers get in.
Hacker Database - You'll get an alert if your company pops up on the main database hackers use to find targets.
Dark Web Monitoring - We'll let you know if your employees' accounts or passwords are compromised in data breaches.
Cybersecurity Training - Short, funny, and highly effective monthly cybersecurity videos followed by a one question quiz.
Vulnerability Scanning - You'll get a report each month that summarizes gaps that hackers can use to attack you, and advice on how to fix..
Security Risk Assessment - Upfront and annual risk review and advice on how to improve cybersecurity.
Quarterly Reports - We'll send reports that summarize everything you're doing, and point out any issues that need fixing.
End User Tests - Twice a year, we'll run tests with one of your employees to spot security problems our scanners can't see.
Email Support - You get unlimited support via email to answer any of your cybersecurity-related questions.
Expert Help - We point you in the right direction and help you make cybersecurity a proactive, managed part of your business.
more tools than bob villa

We load you up with the best tools 

  • Gap Assessment

    Focused 60+ point cybersecurity framework comparing your company against cybersecurity and industry practices. We know our ABCs and other regulations like: HIPAA, CMMC, NIST 800-171, SEC, NYDFS, IRS, FFIEC plus all of the ins and outs of SOC2, ISO27001 or NIST audits.

    Robust Project Plan

    The assessment leads to a living project plan that we can use over time to improve your cybersecurity.
  • Cloud Audits

    Annual cloud audits of your major cloud systems (e.g., Microsoft 365, Google Workspace).

    Security Risk Assessment

    Annual risk review and advice on how to improve cybersecurity.

    Vulnerability Scanning

    You'll get a report each month that summarizes gaps that hackers can use to attack you, and advice on how to fix.

    Quarterly Reports

    We'll send reports that summarize everything you're doing, and point out any issues that need fixing.
  • Cybersecurity Training

    Short, funny, and highly effective monthly cybersecurity videos followed by a one question quiz.

    Phishing Tests

    Monthly phishing tests to challenge and train your use

    Email Support

    You get unlimited support via email to answer any of your cybersecurity-related questions.

    Expert Help

    We point you in the right direction and help you make cybersecurity a proactive, managed part of your business.
  • Domain Monitoring

    You'll be alerted if someone is trying to steal the keys to your digital kingdom (your DNS settings).

    Office Network Scans

    You'll be notified if your office network is set up in a way that lets hackers get in.

    Hacker Database

    You'll get an alert if your company pops up on the main database hackers use to find targets.

    Dark Web Monitoring

    We'll let you know if your employees' accounts or passwords are compromised in data breaches.
i'm ready to learn more

Who Needs a Virtual CISO?

Here's who we work with today. 

RIAs
Investment Advisors

We set you up with everything you need to get ready for an SEC or state cybersecurity audit.

CMMC
US DoD Contractors

We make sure you keep getting government contracts that require CMMC.

MSPs
IT Providers

We make you look really, really good with your security-minded customers.

SOC 2
Audit Preparation

We help you prepare the processes, tools, and documents needed to pass a SOC 2 audit.

HIPAA
Companies or Vendors

We help with the more technical and difficult aspects of HIPAA compliance.

IRS
Accounting/tax firms

We get you ready for an IRS audit and make sure you look good if you ever have a breach.

OTHER
Maybe your company

All companies need to focus on cybersecurity since hackers don't care about your industry.

Frequently asked questions

What is a Virtual CISO?

In large organizations, the Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO, is the guru of all things information security. They make sure cybersecurity lines up with the business strategy. They present to board members about cybersecurity. They manage oversight, and figure out what's missing.

Large organizations have had CISOs for years. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are realizing that CISOs can help them too. A virtual CISO is a smart choice.

It's kind of like hiring a marketing agency or a fractional CFO. vCISO services hit the ground running. You get industry experience without the cost of another FTE.

What makes you different?

Honestly, what sets us apart is our level of expertise and our ability to make confusing cyber-jargon simple to understand.

We also provide excellent customer service, and don't require long-term contracts. Our current clients tell us we were chosen because we offer the right solutions for the right price. We aren't overkill.


What does the Virtual CISO service cost?

Eleventy-billion dollars.

Just kidding - our price varies based on the size and complexity of your organization and the urgency of the project. It's tough to quote a price without having a conversation first.

I have less than 10 employees - can you help me?

Typically, if you have a company with less than 10 employees, what you need is a great IT firm, not a cybersecurity firm. Our experience shows that our recommendations are often paralyzing if you don't have great IT help. 
If you're not scared off by our 'sales' pitch and have dedicated IT help, let's talk!

So we didn't scare you off...

Only 20% of our website visitors actually make it to the contact form! You're brave. And hopefully not stuck as a potato in Zoom.

If you're comfortable with all of this, then let's talk. Maybe we're a good fit for each other. Only one way to find out!
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