Cyber Security Services
Virtual CISO

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Cyber expertise from our vCISO service

Littlefish’s virtual CISO (vCISO) service means you can quickly enhance your cyber maturity and cyber preparedness without spending time and resources to recruit this skillset full-time.

Managed cyber security is a specialist field, requiring thorough knowledge of contemporary cyber defence best practices and technologies, and a strong understanding of the current threat landscape.

Recruiting and training in these areas can be time consuming and costly – not to mention, many organisations don’t require full-time cyber leadership to deliver comprehensive and successful cyber strategies.

Using Littlefish’s vCISO service, your cyber security strategy, policies, processes and controls all benefit from the expertise of a dedicated vCISO that is available for contact at any point, from any place in the world, and backed by a cyber defence team of industry-experienced security professionals.


Littlefish has a team of vastly experienced security professionals who are ready to hit the ground running.  

The vCISO will carry out a detailed security assessment of your organisation and highlight areas of weakness and concern. They will then provide board-level understanding with full investment justification for any required costs to mitigate your organisation’s key cyber security risks. This means that you will know the cost of service early on and you won’t have to worry about unpleasant surprises along the way. 

By acting as an extension of your in-house resources and gaining an intimate understanding of your business needs, your dedicated, virtual CISO will provide ongoing remediation support and security advice and guidance as and when you need it.


Your virtual CISO will provide your organisation with

  • Expert guidance

    Expert Guidance

    Ongoing support, advice and guidance from an experienced virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) who understands your organisation and its business processes.

  • Cost efficiences

    Cost Efficiencies

    The advantages and peace of mind of an in-house, full time CISO at a fraction of the cost and without the recruitment challenges and fixed overheads.

  • cyber protection

    Cyber Protection

    Unmatched defence against attacks and rapid technical and organisational response to breaches, resulting in reduced business impact.

Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) factsheet

Cyber security is currently experiencing its highest public focus thanks to increasingly frequent and complex cyber threats. High-profile data breaches that affect individual consumers, subsequent corporate fines issued due to regulation and enforcement powers, and reputational damage have lead to a greater focus on defending an organisation’s value creation processes.

Benefits of a virtual CISO

  • independent insight

    Independent Insight

    Our vCISO will provide independent advice on the right investments for your business needs, business goals and of course, your business budget.

  • compliance

    Compliance & Standards

    Our virtual CISO can help drive the right behaviour, cultural adjustments and prioritised investment to achieve compliance requirements and data security standards.

  • guidance

    Expert Guidance

    Ongoing support, advice and guidance, as and when you need it, from a team of cyber security professionals with 100+ years of industry experience under their belt.

How does the vCISO service from Littlefish help your organisation?

Cyber security pedigree

Littlefish’s cyber security specialists have decades of enterprise-grade experience, having already worked for FTSE 100 and High Security Government departments. They are well equipped to provide impartial advice and guidance to help protect your organisation and defend your business. Using tried and trusted methodology and supported by our world-class cyber partners, our experts will work with you to assess your cyber maturity and provide guidance to help identify, understand, and manage your security risks more comprehensively.

Customer focus

At Littlefish, we pride ourselves on delivering consistently high customer satisfaction across our entire customer base, and our services are always delivered attuned to their needs.

A tailored solution

A ‘cookie-cutter’ approach to cyber security just does not work and it’s imperative that the cyber outcomes are matched to the business requirements. We work with our customers to understand their requirements in detail and then tailor our services to meet the customer’s needs. We supplement this approach with our experience of working with customers across a variety of sectors and provide innovative yet proven solutions, whilst operating as an extension of in-house IT teams.

Richard Murphy
National Gas
This is why we partnered with Littlefish, a managed IT and cyber services provider that is nimble and understands that our diverse structure means diverse solutions. We look forward to building this partnership over the coming months and years.
Managed IT Services
Chief Information Officer, National Gas
Throughout the tender process it really did become obvious that Littlefish put customer service at the heart of their approach and were willing to get to know the Canal & River Trust as an organisation. Since go live the positive feedback has been overwhelmingly unanimous from across the organisation which reinforces the belief we have chosen the right partner.
Managed IT Services
Head of IT, Canal & River Trust
Mark Sutton
Littlefish demonstrated that they were really focused on the end users, and treat themselves as part of our team. They would empathise and they would care about what it was that people needed, making the transition to the new service really smooth. They delivered training to our team so we had a deep understanding of what they do as an organisation, making them feel like an extension of our team.
Managed IT Services
Chief Digital Officer, Care Quality Commission
Information security was becoming a bigger and bigger concern for the company, with pharmaceuticals being a highly regulated industry. For us, data security is paramount and cannot be underestimated – we needed a partner we could trust, one that could come in and hit the ground running and that was Littlefish.
Managed IT Services
CIO, Sterling Pharma Solutions
Working with Littlefish was an immensely positive experience and they proved to be a highly knowledgeable and an incredibly collaborative IT partner. They provided invaluable clarity and insight into our technology separation project planning, clearly linking their efforts to our core business objectives and guiding us confidently through each step of the way in a responsive and honest manner.
Managed IT Services
CTO, St Modwen
Paul Johnson
Pib group
The organisation focuses heavily on data, digital, and IT, and wanted to service its customers in a better way, with a greater digital presence and use of data insights. Finding a partner that could assist PIB Group with digital transformation was key.
Managed IT Services
COO/CIO Executive, Pib Group
We trust Littlefish to work closely with us and move processes along and remove the need for constant firefighting when it comes to mitigating cyber security risks. Littlefish helped us put our priorities in place and reach a level of security I’m 100% happy with.
Managed IT Services
Service Delivery Manager, Raven Housing Trust
Dominic Howson
Viridor was looking for a partner that enabled us to provide an extended and improved service across our business. The Littlefish innovative and flexible approach to service management is unique and refreshing, and this strongly influenced our decision to work with them. We were also greatly encouraged by their great track record with many customers.
Managed IT Services
CIO, Viridor
professional standards authority
The collaborative approach that Littlefish applied throughout this project was refreshing. Littlefish demonstrated that they were really focused on enabling us to meet our goals through a strategic digital transformation that leveraged the public cloud and bolstered our operations for the future.
Managed IT Services
Director Corporate Services, PSA
Croyden Council
We ran a full procurement exercise to choose a supplier for our service desk and end user computing, and Littlefish were the clear winners. What came across was the culture of Littlefish aligning with what we wanted to be able to do with the Croydon Digital Service.
Managed IT Services
Head of Digital Operations, Croydon Council
It is incredible the difference that Littlefish has made. We now have the support we need and we know that we can count on the Service Desk to support us as we continue to grow as a global company. Littlefish has truly become part of the NSK family.
Managed IT Services
Head of IT Services for the Americas, NSK
Emma Tiernan
Watford Borough Council
Watford Borough Council was looking for a partner to match our energy and desire to improve technology services to our customers in a number of ways. A focused, efficient implementation plan, combined with real commitment and professionalism, has led us to a seamless transition on day one. We are excited to see how the service evolves over the next few years.
Managed IT Services
Associate Director of ICT and Shared Services, Watford Borough Council
Food standards
We selected Littlefish to provide a 24/7 service desk to deliver IT support to our staff, end user compute to provide the latest technology to enable location independent working and network infrastructure management to ensure the network is optimal and always available.
Managed IT Services
Food Standards Agency
Neil Swift
Following the establishment of solid and secure IT system foundations in the early years of the SSRO, conceived and delivered mostly through cloud based services, we have been able to improve user experience and increase exploitation of technology investment with Littlefish as the SSRO’s IT managed service provider.
Managed IT Services
Chief Executive Officer, SSRO
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