CampusCISO Pricing & Membership Options

Higher education institutions can join CampusCISO for free. You can buy upgrades to use enhanced features or you can purchase affordable CISO coaching services.

CampusCISO provides cybersecurity assessment and planning tools designed specifically for higher education institutions. 

Our pricing philosophy is to provide affordable and flexible options to fit the budget and needs of higher education institutions. To enable this, we offer a range of membership plans and services to help colleges and universities assess their current cybersecurity capabilities and plan for future improvements. 

CampusCISO Coaching Services

Having worked in higher education for over two decades, we understand cybersecurity is a top priority for universities. That’s why we offer effective and affordable CISO coaching services that are tailored to meet the specific needs of higher education institutions.

We built our coaching services around the CYBER HEAT MAP  cybersecurity assessment method, which simplifies the assessment process and helps universities identify their future cybersecurity technology needs. Our flexible pricing options fit budgets of all sizes, and we provide a range of plans to meet the needs of different institutions.

  • The CampusCISO Compass retainer is an affordable solution that helps schools evaluate their cybersecurity technology investments and gain vendor-neutral insights into potential solutions and approaches to strengthening their cybersecurity program. Compass members have access to weekly group coaching sessions (i.e. “office hours”) where they can reserve time to ask questions, review their assessment results, and gain insights into potential solutions that can help them accomplish their cybersecurity goals.
  • The CampusCISO Pathfinder retainer provides individual guidance to review and help prioritize your cybersecurity program capabilities and goals. Once your assessment is complete, we help evaluate your readiness to meet requirements from the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF), the NIST 800-171 requirements being championed by the U.S. Department of Education, and other frameworks.
  • A CampusCISO Navigator coaching retainer provides weekly sessions, allowing for more comprehensive reviews and ongoing coaching for an entire year. Besides helping complete the CYBER HEAT MAP capability assessment and review your readiness for NIST requirements, this option helps your team complete a skills inventory. Once your team’s skills inventory is complete, we work with your team managers to review potential training plans based on your gaps and improvement priorities.

CampusCISO COMPASS Coaching Retainer

Get expert assistance with virtual group coaching sessions with other new CampusCISO members
$ 999 Annual Retainer
  • Access to weekly group coaching sessions
  • Group sessions are available at a fixed day and time each week (currently Tuesdays at 1:30 pm Eastern / 10:30 am Pacific)
  • Group sessions focus on completing assessment and learning to use CampusCISO
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CampusCISO PATHFINDER Coaching Retainer

Get virtual coaching to help complete your cybersecurity assessment using the CYBER HEAT MAP assessment tool and plan for the future.
$ 2,999 Annual Retainer
  • Up to 10 hours of individualized coaching support
  • Individual sessions are provided at a day and time that fits your schedule
  • Initial coaching sessions focus on completing your CYBER HEAT MAP assessment
  • Subsequent sessions help update your plans, research topics, and review progress
  • Also includes access to weekly group coaching sessions
  • Group sessions are available at a fixed day and time each week (currently Tuesdays at 1:30 pm Eastern / 10:30 am Pacific)
  • Group sessions focus on completing assessment and learning to use CampusCISO

CampusCISO NAVIGATOR Coaching Retainer

Get weekly coaching sessions to augment your team with insights and assistance from an experienced higher education CISO.
$ 14,999 Annual Retainer
  • Up to 5 hours of individualized coaching support each month (60 hours total)
  • Access to weekly group coaching sessions
  • Group sessions are available at a fixed day and time each week (currently Tuesdays at 1:30 pm Eastern / 10:30 am Pacific)
  • Group sessions focus on completing assessment and learning to use CampusCISO
  • Individual sessions are provided at a day and time that fits your schedule
  • Individual sessions help update your plans, research topics, and review progress

Book a free consultation today!

Want to learn how CISO coaching can help you with your cybersecurity strategy? Book a free consultation today, and we'll explore if our services are a good fit for your needs.

CampusCISO In-Person Workshop

This optional upgrade to the PATHFINDER and NAVIGATOR coaching retainers helps you quickly complete your initial CYBER HEAT MAP assessment with an in-person strategy workshop.
$ 2,999
  • Up to 8 hours of coaching support at your campus location
  • Typically split into two 4-hour sessions over two days, the Workshop focuses on helping you complete your CYBER HEAT MAP assessment and learn to use the other CampusCISO tools
  • Fixed price includes all travel, labor, and incidental costs

CYBER HEAT MAP Membership Options

Simplify your cybersecurity assessment and planning with online tools designed to support education institutions

You can choose from four online membership tiers, depending on your needs and budget.

  • Community Membership provides access to the CYBER HEAT MAP capability assessment tool. This membership also enables you to research vendor options to help plan your cybersecurity improvements. (FREE for all coaching customers!)
  • Essential Membership provides additional reporting capabilities, including benchmark reports a readiness report to show how well your existing capabilities prepare you to meet requirements from the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and NIST 800-171. ($5,000 discount for coaching customers!)
  • Advanced Membership lets you collaborate with your entire team. The team skills inventory helps you assess your team’s current strengths. It also helps create training plans that align with the rest of your capability assessment. ($5,000 discount for coaching customers!)
  • Multi-Location Membership lets you collaborate with up to 20 child locations to support distributed campus environments. Your main (parent) location includes an Advanced subscription, and all 20 child locations include a Community subscription. ($5,000 discount for coaching customers!)

Why Choose CampusCISO Coaching and not just the online tools? 

We designed the online CYBER HEAT MAP assessment and planning tools to support our coaching customers, but we understand that some institutions would prefer to use the tool without a coaching retainer.

However, we’ve seen firsthand that customers with coaching retainers get the best value from the service. That’s why all CampusCISO coaching customers receive a $5,000 / year discount on CYBER HEAT MAP subscriptions. (This means all coaching customers can get Community Membership for FREE!)

We use the CYBER HEAT MAP tools during coaching sessions to help us understand your current environment, technology investments, and gaps. These insights help us understand your cybersecurity needs as we explore options to strengthen your overall program capabilities.

Our coaching service also gives you access to our extensive network of campus cybersecurity experts, vendors, and partners. We can help you learn from the best practices and experiences of other institutions, and connect you with the right solutions for your specific challenges.

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Curious if we can help you manage your cybersecurity planning? Book a free consultation and we'll explore your needs to see if we're a fit for your institution.
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COMMUNITY Membership

Cybersecurity capability assessment and strategy planning tools designed for higher education institutions
$ 4,990 per year
  • (FREE with a coaching retainer)
  • CYBER HEAT MAP cybersecurity capability assessment
  • Report showing prioritized improvement recommendations
  • Explore vendor directory with over 1,300 cybersecurity solutions to research potential improvement options
  • Free support to research new vendors and add them to the directory
  • Single user (cannot share access to your assessment)

ESSENTIAL Membership

Additional planning and reporting features to help strengthen your institution's cybersecurity capabilities
$ 5,990 per year
  • ($990 with a coaching retainer)
  • All COMMUNITY membership features
  • Benchmarking reports to compare your assessment to other institutions
  • Compliance analysis report showing how your adopted capabilities support requirements
  • Risk profile report showing how cybersecurity events might impact your institution
  • Single user (cannot share access to your assessment)​

ADVANCED Membership

Streamlined cybersecurity assessment and planning tool for universities that adds workforce skills assessment and training roadmap
$ 6,990 per year
  • ($1,990 with a coaching retainer)
  • All COMMUNITY and ESSENTIAL membership features
  • Enhanced capability assessment with staff skills inventory module
  • Report showing prioritized staff training recommendations
  • Multi-user support to collaborate with team members
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MULTI-LOCATION Membership

Comprehensive cyberscurity assessment and planning tools that support the needs of decentralized and multi-campus institutions
$ 9,990 per year
  • ($4,990 with a coaching retainer)
  • All COMMUNITY, ESSENTIAL, and ADVANCED membership features
  • Collaborate with up to 20 child locations
  • Child locations can either inherit or provide their own assessment answers
  • Unlimited user accounts for the central (parent) location
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