About CampusCISO

CISO Coaching Services for Higher Education

Add expertise to your university cybersecurity team with CISO coaching services

Why use cybersecurity coaching services designed for higher education?

Our CISO coaching services support the unique needs of higher education.

  • Get ongoing guidance from a higher education expert who has over two decades of experience, including university CISO and service provider leadership roles.
  • We’re here to help you improve your cybersecurity strategy by adding expertise to your team from an experienced higher education leader, not to sell products on commission.

With coaching services to augment your team, you can save time by focusing on the issues important to universities. Our services help streamline your strategy planning process and strengthen your security program, reducing risk to your institution. 

Build a lasting partnership with our 3-step approach:

Review capabilities

Complete a cybersecurity program assessment using CYBER HEAT MAP. Compare your capabilities against higher education compliance and research requirements. Understand your program's maturity level and identify potential gaps.

Prioritize improvements

Get advice on where to direct your scarce resources. Learn what solutions are available to solve your current challenges and explore what approaches work at other institutions.

Guide and review strategy

Receive guidance as your information security program matures and threats evolve. Leverage our broad visibility across higher education and the cybersecurity vendor space to ensure your plans reflect current best practices.

Benefits of using CISO coaching services

Predictable costs

With a fixed fee annual retainer, be confident you can get the help you need with no hidden fees or budget overruns. We also provide flexible pricing options to fit every budget based on our knowledge of university spending restrictions.

Ongoing access to expertise

Partner with a higher education expert that is dedicated to helping you improve cybersecurity. Unlike consulting engagements, you’ll have continuous access to this expertise through assessments and periodic coaching workshops. This helps you continually improve your information security program.

Strengthen your cybersecurity team

Combine your team’s knowledge of the campus with our broad university and cybersecurity industry expertise to enhance your information security efforts. Instead of outsourcing the work, your team will learn to better manage your cybersecurity program.

Chris was uniquely positioned to provide an assessment... he has deep understanding of both industry and higher ed, and knows what is pragmatic and actionable.

Flexible options to fit your needs and budget

Most members can complete the CYBER HEAT MAP assessment with no assistance, but sometimes it’s valuable to have an expert available to answer questions. 

We’ve designed our coaching services to be affordable, with no unexpected costs, while focusing on delivering the most important outcomes.

Single Workshops

(Available in Virtual or In-Person formats)

If you want expert guidance when completing your assessment, our workshops provide your team with direct access to a higher education expert to help facilitate the process.

After helping you complete the assessment, we also provide a written report and other materials you can use when reporting on your cybersecurity program to campus stakeholders.

Annual Retainer

(Virtual meetings, with the option to purchase in-person workshops at a discount)

We offer a limited number of coaching retainers for institutions that want ongoing access to expert guidance and support. Coaching retainers are ideal for institutions that do not have a CISO, for CISOs who are new to the role, and for CISOs who are new to higher education.

All retainers start with a workshop to help you complete the CYBER HEAT MAP assessment. After completing the workshop, we provide a written report and other materials you can use when reporting on your cybersecurity program to campus stakeholders.

Throughout the year, you’ll have access to unlimited email support and the ability to schedule additional meetings to review specific topics as needed. We also help review your progress with additional workshops throughout the year.

Book a free consultation today!

Want to learn more about how CISO coaching can help your institution simplify and strengthen cybersecurity? Book a free consultation today to learn more about our services.