Victoria Arkhurst: IRM Consulting & Advisory Is a Boutique Cybersecurity Consulting and Advisory Firm Obsessed With Implementing Security Best Practices

IRM Consulting & Advisory is a boutique Cybersecurity Consulting and Advisory firm obsessed with implementing security best practices to create a competitive advantage for SaaS Companies.

We solve Cybersecurity and Information Risk problems for your SaaS Business. We take a consultative approach to every client engagement, and find actionable solutions that will help mitigate Threats and Risks to your Customer and Organization Information Assets.

Our Mission as your Trusted Advisor, is to help you build Secure Products & Services, protect your Customer data and internal information assets; help you achieve, sustain industry certifications such as SOC2, ISO27001, CSA STAR Level Certifications and provide Cybersecurity & Information Risk Assurance to your SaaS Business and Customers.

Tell us about yourself?

Over 25 years in Technology Engineering, Cybersecurity, Technology Risk Management, Operational Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance experience in the Financial Services and Technology Industries.

Proven track record in creating value-added risk mitigation solutions utilizing Industry Standards, Best Practices, Technology & Tools to manage operational risk, regulatory requirements and protect information assets.

Victoria is a Trusted Security Advisor and vCISO, a visionary challenger and an improvement champion/disruptor in this discipline.

As a Certified Cloud Practitioner with CISSP, CRISC, CISA, ORM and CDPSE Certifications, she brings creativity, unique skillsets, diverse and international knowledge and experience in architecting, designing and implementing cost-effective security programs and solutions to secure and protect information assets for businesses.

Expertise includes but not limited to, Cloud Security Architecture, Cyber Risk Profiling, DevSecOps, Application Security, Cyber Risk Frameworks, Security & Controls Frameworks, Container & Kubernetes Security, IoT Security, Blockchain Security, Threat Modeling, Security Training and Awareness Champion.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

Spend some time on market research, how to raise and get funding and a marketing strategy.

What problem does your business solve?

We help small businesses build secure products and services. We help businesses identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from Cybsersecurity events. We help small business comply with information security standards.

What is the inspiration behind your business?

Too many cybersecurity attacks. My business heps defend against Cybersecurity Adversories and to protect personal and company information assets.

What is your magic sauce?

I provide security services in the Blockchain space and I deliver a full cybersecurity program management for small businesses at a fraction of the market cost.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

Acquire and grow my client base, deliver products to help small business comply with information security industry standards; to become the one-stop shop brand when it comes to Cybsersecurity for small businesses.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

Sales, Marketing and Website Development/Management

How do people get involved/buy into your vision?

We want small businesses especially SaaS companies. non-Profits and Blockchain Startups to reach out to us and they can work with us to help them build secure products and services to gain a competitive advantage.

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