Strategic Advising

Strategic Advising

Our team of strategic virtual CISO, CTO, and CIO advisors helps guide your organization in the right direction. Whether you need help with security, technology, or strategy maturity, we’ve got your back.

Two of our CISOs, Steve Koinm and Gene Fredriksen, chat on an episode of Pure IT’s Tech Roundup.


Chief Information Security Officer

The CISO Advisor provides leadership for an overall security program for the credit union as well as specific help for the risk and technology departments. These engagements typically involve numerous departments and are structured as multi-year commitments.

Proactive Offerings

• Detailed review of current security program and strategy
• Previous audits and responses
• Policies, change management, and security controls
• Document credit union’s security strategy

Reactive Offerings

• Incident Response, Evaluation, and Recommended Response
• Audit and Examination Guidance and Findings Remediation
• Co-management of vendors, insurance, and related 3rd parties post breach

Recurring Offerings

• Security resource and education for Executive and Board security
• Vendor interactions w/3rd parties related to Tech and Security needs
• Risk Assessment & Matrix Advising
• ACAT/ACET Assistance

Chief Technology Officer

As your facilitator of technology implementation, Chief Technology Officer advisors lead IT staff and stakeholders in optimizing your technical environment. Our vCTO advisors are experts in helping you reach your technology goals.

Technical Guidance

Acts as a facilitator of technology implementation to lead your IT staff

Project Design

Provides infrastructure and process optimization, vendor evaluation, and infrastructure design

Cloud Strategy

Helps CUs design and implement a cloud methodology and strategy that supports their staff and members

Chief Information Officer

As an extension to your Executive team, our virtual Chief Information Officer advisors offer decades of leadership and technology experience. The vCIO advisor provides strategy and leadership to help organizations accelerate toward digital transformation.

Executive Experience

Leads IT conversations with credit union leaders and Board of Directors. Coordinates technology steering committee to stay strategy-focused.

Strategic Leadership

Elevates your strategic direction on technology roadmaps, audits, exams, spending, and budgeting goals

Technical Services

Guides CU leaders through cloud strategy, infrastructure design, and business problems through technology