Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCISO)

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Rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats, compliance concerns, and the impact of both on cybersecurity insurance costs have turned security into a top priority for higher education institutions. But few campus IT teams maintain the appropriate staffing or expertise to address looming security challenges head on.  

Immediately access security expertise

Apogee Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCISO) services provides real-world security expertise and leadership to higher education IT teams challenged by talent and resource constraints. Apogee vCISOs help fortify institutional security posture and address compliance concerns in an efficient, cost-effective manner. 

With a range of vCISO services including risk assessments, security strategy development, incident response planning, and training, Apogee vCISO engagements are tailored to the needs of your institution. We integrate with your team and processes to achieve positive outcomes quickly. 

Apogee vCISO services help you overcome long, painful talent searches and budget challenges. In partnering with Apogee, you’ll stay one step ahead of threats, comfortably maintain regulatory compliance, and establish a security-focused culture.

Take charge of your security posture

Customized security strategy

Apogee vCISO strategies and programs are tailored to the specific security and regulatory requirements of your institution, helping you identity and mitigate risks before they become critical issues.

Incident response planning

Apogee helps you develop effective protocols and processes to address security incidents, including regular simulations to ensure readiness and make needed refinements.

Education and training 

Apogee vCISOs pass on leading security knowledge and skills, helping IT teams better safeguard sensitive data and establish a security-focused culture to extend campus-wide.

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Security Risk Assessments 

Apogee higher education security experts assess your institution’s security risk and develop a written plan to conform to the FTC Safeguards Rule and ensure you remain in compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).

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Ransomware Response

Apogee experts develop incident response programs targeted to specific information security incidents like ransomware or email security breach. 

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Managed Endpoints

Endpoint monitoring, including malware prevention, antivirus updates, and policy enforcement, helps secure your network, minimize disruption, and enhance user productivity. 

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IT Service Desk with Apogee

Remote 24/7 support, management, tracking, and monthly reporting of all IT tickets

Move from In-House IT to a Managed Technology Services Model


With operational scale and technical expertise perfected with over 350 institutions, Apogee can deliver managed technology services anywhere your campus needs demand in a predictable OPEX-based funding model. Read our e-book to learn how we can help you move to a managed technology services model.

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