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Cynomi Debuts Directory of Virtual CISO Providers

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Cynomi has released the first-ever directory of vCISO providers to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) "tap the expertise of qualified cybersecurity professionals to protect their digital assets and ensure compliance," according to the company.

Commenting on the vCISO directory and what it means for SMBs, Cynomi CEO David Primor said:

"Thousands of small and mid-sized businesses globally could benefit from the expertise and support of a traditional CISO, but on a more consultative or part-time basis. This is where the vCISO services come in. Our new directory enables businesses to find all vCISO service providers in one place and make an informed choice between the different benefits of the many providers available."

What Cynomi's vCISO Directory Offers

Most SMBs do not have a CISO of their own due to limited budgets and a talent gap that makes it difficult to find qualified cybersecurity professionals, Cynomi noted. As such, they employ MSSPs and MSPs that provide vCISO services that they can use to protect against cyberattacks and data breaches.

Now, Cynomi's directory, available at, contains more than 200 listings of U.S.-based providers, the company indicated. The directory also includes information about these providers' services and the technology platforms that they use to guide and implement security strategies. As a result, the directory helps SMBs identify VCISO providers and choose a provider that can fulfill their security requests.

Cynomi plans to continually update its vCISO directory, the company stated. It also intends to expand the directory to include international vCISO providers.

Cynomi Helps MSSPs, MSPs Deliver vCISO Services

MSSPs and MSPs can utilize Cynomi's vCISO platform to offer a wide range of vCISO services, including:

  • Cyber compliance reporting
  • Risk assessment
  • Security policy and remediation planning

MSSPs and MSPs can join Cynomi's partner program to integrate the company's platform into their offerings.

Cynomi currently serves more than 50 partners globally, the company noted.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.