For over 16 years, I’ve helped companies and startups get ISO 27001/SOC2/PCI DSS/FedRAMP/HIPAA/HITRUST/NIST/CMMC certifications to pass assessments and strike deals with enterprise clients. Worked with US DoD and US Federal Agencies on compliance and cyber security technical writing projects. 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗘𝗬-𝗕𝗔𝗖𝗞 𝗚𝗨𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗘! Press “...” on the top, then “Send a Message" to talk with me now.
Securing your business, achieving a security certification (SOC 2, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, or FedRAMP) for your company, or answering a security questionnaire should not be a cumbersome and painful exercise.
You are looking for me if:
❓Lost business or leads due to lack of ISO 27001/HIPAA/HITRUST/SOC 2/PCI/FedRAMP certifications
❓Clients demanding information security certifications (PCI-DSS, SOC 2, ISO 27001, HIPAA, HITRUST, FedRAMP, CMMC 2).
❓Need guidance on choosing between SOC 2 and ISO 27001.
❓Seeking to safeguard intellectual property and company data.
❓Uncertain about how to respond to a security assessment questionnaire from a major client.
❓Limited time and resources for compliance efforts and meetings.
❓Struggling to understand the certification process, costs, and timelines.
❓Looking for the #1 Compliance, Security, and Certification Consultant @ Upwork with the best ROI.
❓Interested in implementing a compliance tool (Drata, Vanta, HeyLaika, Tugboat, Compliance Machine, etc.) but need guidance or lack time.
Working with me, you will:
★ Get an end-to-end, professionally managed service
★ Get a consultant aiming for long-term support and providing advice and services after the certification achieved
★ Cut corners, and save time and money with a streamlined process
★ Gain an understanding of different security and compliance requirements
★ Be able to assure your clients and sell to Enterprise-level clients
As a virtual/fractional CISO, I have created a streamlined and efficient workflow to take this off your shoulder and help the company achieve growth-phase plans and targets by establishing a solid security and governance framework to win Enterprise clients.
That is what my clients are saying about me:
"Muhammad delivered the project as per our expectations. His knowledge on security standards like NIST/ISO is commendable. He worked with our CTO and technical team to gather relevant information in a very collaborative and structured manner. We would be happy to take his services around IT compliance and security in the future as well."
- CEO of Denarii.cash (acquired by Careem)
""Muhammad did a terrific job for us on a very short timeline (less than 48 hours from Proposal to Project Completion). The deliverable and outcome were exactly what we asked for and Mohammad was very accommodating on scheduling. His expertise was exactly as represented and what we needed. He worked well with our team from a standing start. We would definitely use him again!""
- CEO of Anonos
"Muhammad immediately became an invaluable member of our team. He kept us on track, knew what was around every corner, and guided us to the finish line with a superior product. Highly recommended."
- CISO of MSAG (a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses)
"Ali was very professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with."
- CEO of DataKitchen.io
You will get all the support, tools, and knowledge to get your company and saas/solution / product secured and compliant with ISO 27001, SOC 2, HIPAA, CMMC, PCI-DSS, FedRAMP, StateRAMP, NY DFS, GDPR (or other data privacy) compliance framework by identifying the best solutions and managing the whole process.
As your remote (virtual) Information Security Officer (ISO) or Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), you will get all the following information security and compliance-related services:
✅ Information security management strategy, assessments, action plan,
✅ Participating in calls during client or vendor engagements, representing the company's Security team,
✅ Vendor relations,
✅ Security framework implementation and certification (ISO 27001/17/18, SOC 2, HIPAA, PCI-DSS)
✅ Risk assessment, management, treatment plan, remediation tracking
✅ Answering and filling security assessment questionnaires (OneTrust, SIG, CyberGRX, CAIQ, HEVCAT, VAS, or any other questionnaire),
✅ Information security policy and procedure creation/update/review,
✅ Security operation
✅ Unique, company-specific tasks
✅ Internal audit, gap assessments,
Additional to the vCISO and certification services, I can provide the same benefits to you as one-off projects.
✅#1 in Information Security and IT compliance categories (100K+ earned in 2 years)
✅Constant Top-Rated status
✅Over 20+ completed projects
✅82+ hours via Upwork
✅Supporting all time zones