Virtual CISO

Due to the increasing complexity of cybersecurity and IT compliance concerns, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has become a standard fixture in the C-suites of major corporations.

Some states have even mandated that banks and credit unions add a CISO to their leadership. While smaller organizations face many of the same risks as major institutions, not all of them can afford another executive on the payroll.

The Rivial Virtual CISO service helps these organizations build and bolster their information security programs and fulfill regulatory requirements without breaking the bank.

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Comprehensive and Experienced Leadership 

With Rivial filling in as your CISO, you’ll receive a complete, customized policy framework, an incident response plan, a continuous compliance framework, and thorough training for your workforce. We’ll update and test these policies and programs regularly, in addition to performing annual risk assessments.

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Less Cost Than the Average CISO Salary 

With Rivial acting as your CISO, you’ll have qualified personnel steering your information security initiatives, fulfill regulatory requirements, and improve your overall security posture — and you’ll do it all for less than the salary of your average CISO.

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Software-Based Progress Tracking

Information security doesn’t exist in a vacuum. GRC, enterprise risk management, business continuity, and vendor management programs can all benefit from data collected during an IT audit. Rivial helps you fully integrate the audit process into your organization, dynamically generating reports for all stakeholders and working to provide you with a more useful understanding of your security.

What Clients Are Saying

We have worked with Randy and his staff for three years specifically for our IT risk assessment. Rivial's methodologies and reporting has been well received by our 3rd party auditors and regulatory examiners. One of the best things about Rivial is that they take the time to understand the financial institution's needs and offer the right level of service. They are not interested in selling you unnecessary services. Randy and his staff are so easy with which to work and we are very happy with Rivial's performance. So much that we just signed a multi-year renewal for our IT risk assessment adding IT compliance audit and penetration testing.
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CIO, $220M Credit Union
Randy and his team were easy to work with since day one. During their onsite visit for our IT Audit, they showed professionalism in staff interviews and branch visits. Together we were able to augment our security program. Rivial ensured we were aware of compliance changes that were coming up and even held a conference call to go through them with the team.
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CIO, $259M Credit Union
We began using Rivial Security in 2015 and have been very pleased with their knowledge and professionalism. Their work is top notch and the Audit Committee appreciates the scope and depth of their work. In addition, Randy is a valued consultant. He helps us in planning and designing our IT security environment. We feel that our relationship with Rivial is much more than an audit relationship. We have a value-added relationship that strengthens our IT function.
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CFO, $100M Bank
Rivial uses a very collaborative approach. The recommendations from their audits and assessments are valuable and actionable. Not the pedantic sort we have seen from other firms.
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IT Director, $700M Bank
We had a practice of rotating our IT audit to get “different” looks, but after our very positive experience and comfort level with Rivial, we have kept them on for 3 years now. We feel we get a great thorough audit without the big learning curve and the risk of not finding a competent company. I would highly recommend Rivial.
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CFO, $600M Bank
The security testing Rivial did for us provided a ton of value. We were given a well-organized, high-quality report that spoke clearly to our Board and outlined technical details later in the document. Our examiners appreciated the thorough testing done and the reporting format. I enjoyed working with Rivial and plan to do so again in the future.
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CEO, $200M Credit Union

Let's Start a Conversation

Tell us a little about your organization’s information security needs and let us share how we function as your Virtual CISO