Leveraging our Virtual DPO as a service. Get privacy practitioners to support your GDPR compliance
All of us at Cyber Management Alliance are truly excited about the dawn of a new era in citizen-privacy. An age where, underpinned by regulation, organisations will be forced to rethink and relinquish hundreds, if not thousands of years of a commercial, profit-first mindset.
We are recognised for our impartial, pragmatic and expert advice on GDPR and data privacy and we support our clients with their GDPR compliance in the following ways:
Our Primary Goal
“Our goal is to help your business be GDPR ready, in practice and in the spirit of GDPR; that of transparency, accountability and where the rights of the data subject are at the heart of your GDPR strategy.
We maintain our high standards by keeping your best interests in mind and strive to serve as an extension of your business.”
Amar Singh, CEO, Cyber Management Alliance Ltd.
Top 3 reasons our clients select us
As an extension of your business, our objective is to ensure your organisation is GDPR ready by:
Our clients list the following six reasons why they selected our virtual Data Protection Officer's GDPR expertise. They:
Our virtual services are specifically designed for those organisations that require access to experienced information security and data privacy professionals but are unable to hire one themselves, either due to business and financial constraints or the acute shortage of skilled executives.
Some of the benefits of partnering with Cyber Management Alliance Ltd include:
Put simply, our V-CISO can help with planning and support, communicating and influencing, assessing and maintaining, and taking a lead on all things related to cyber security and information security.
“The relentless pursuit for continuous profit and growth at any cost is, simply put, at odds with what the GDPR mandates.”
Amar Singh, CEO, Cyber Management Alliance Ltd.
Once you are on-boarded as a V-CISO customer, you have access to the following list of services:
If you are not sure where to begin, we suggest you start with an assessment. We offer our clients a light-touch assessment against the key focus areas of GDPR along with a mix of accepted Information Security Management standards like the ISO 27001:2013. Our approach focuses on using your business drivers to guide activities and we take into consideration relevant threats and risks as part of your organization’s risk management processes.
“Amar and the team at Cyber Management Alliance have been a huge help in getting our firm positioned to deal with cyber security risk. Having opened our eyes to the variety and scale of challenges we face, and the potential financial consequences, they worked closely with us to improve our infrastructure, processes and understanding to embed cyber awareness into the firm.”
James C, CEO - UK Hedge Fund
In the complex world of GDPR, Cyber Management Alliance is the bastion of pragmatic, honest and expert advice on all things related to GDPR. Our common sense approach to providing our clients with V-DPO (or virtual Data Protection Officer) services means that clients can tap into our pool of experts without extending your current budgets.
Our services include but are not limited to:
Operating & Pricing Model
At Cyber Management Alliance we believe that the best trainers are practitioners, experts who constantly use their skills and expertise to help real clients with real problems. To that extent, our GDPR trainers are practitioners who will share their day to day experience with clients during the training and GDPR workshops.
Having an incident response plan does not make you breach ready. Our GDPR breach readiness workshops are based on our globally recognised, UK GCHQ certified Cyber Incident Planning & Response workshops and provide you with the strategies, techniques and procedures to ensure you are ready to comply with GDPR’s notification requirements.
A simple two day a month Virtual CISO plan with Cyber Management Alliance would cost you in the region of £24,000 per annum where as a full time, experienced CISO, on average, would set you back approximately £120,000 per year (not including hiring costs, sick pay, holiday pay and training costs and possibly redundancy payments).
We offer a number of flexible solutions in terms of accessing our V-CISO service:
This service is not limited to the UK and is available internationally.
Our clients include various hedge funds, boutique wealth management firms, publishing companies and polices forces. For more details about our customers feel free to get in touch with us.
Amar Singh has a long hisotry and experience in data privacy and Information Security and has served as CISO for various companies, including News International (now News UK), SABMiller, Gala Coral, Euromoney and Elsevier. Amar, amongst various other activities, is a Global Chief Information Security Officer and Trusted Advisor to a number of organisations including a FTSE 100 Firms and is Chair of the ISACA UK Security Advisory Groups.
Amar has managed all types of Security Assessments and readiness projects in preparation for all types of accreditations including PCI, SOX, IS0 27001, COBIT and risk management, audit, business continuity, while being aware of TCP/IP, network security, secure software development, VPNs, mobile security, hacking techniques, database security, log management, access and authorization, email security and awareness of encryption algorithms. He has the ability and experience in dealing with auditors, both internal and external.
Amar is an industry-acknowledged expert and public speaker and is regularly invited to speak and share his insights by some of the largest and most respected organisations in the world.