About CampusCISO

CampusCISO Pricing Overview

Higher education institutions can join CampusCISO for free, with optional upgrades for enhanced features. We also offer affordable CISO coaching workshops and retainers.

CampusCISO Membership Options

Annual plans (save 15%)

Monthly plans

COMMUNITY

Free cybersecurity capability assessment and planning tools designed for higher education
FREE for higher education institutions
  • CYBER HEAT MAP cybersecurity capability assessment
  • Explore directory showing vendor solutions and services
  • Explore and compare over 4000 institutions' demographic data
  • Free support to research new vendors and add them to the directory
  • Periodic online "Community Forum" meetings to share feedback and collaborate with other users
  • Single user (cannot share access to your assessment)
  • Access to purchase optional consulting workshops and services

ESSENTIAL

Additional planning features help strengthen your institution's cybersecurity capabilities
$ 999 per year
  • All COMMUNITY membership features
  • Report showing your institution's cyber risk profile and demographic data
  • Report showing prioritized capability improvement recommendations
  • Compliance analysis comparing capabilities to NIST Cybersecurity Framework and NIST 800-171
  • Single user (cannot share access to your assessment)​
  • Over $1,000 in discounts for optional paid services
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ADVANCED

Streamlined cybersecurity and workforce skills assessment and planning tool for universities
$ 1,999 per year
  • All COMMUNITY and ESSENTIAL membership features
  • Enhanced capability assessment with staff skills inventory module
  • Report showing prioritized staff training recommendations
  • Priority support to research new vendors and add them to the directory
  • Multi-user support to collaborate with team members
  • Over $2,000 in discounts for optional paid services

Optional Upgrades and Services

CampusCISO members can see detailed pricing information for all upgrades and paid membership plans after registering. Simply click “Purchase Upgrades” after logging in to see the options that are available to you based on your current subscription level.

CISO Coaching Services

All CISO coaching services require a CampusCISO membership and will use the CYBER HEAT MAP capability assessment tool throughout the engagement. 

One-time Workshops
  • One-time strategy coaching workshops (starting at $1,499)
  • Get expert insights to help get the most from your CampusCISO membership with in-person or virtual workshops.
Annual Retainers
  • Annual coaching retainers (starting at $4,999 per year)
  • Get ongoing access to a higher education cybersecurity expert to help guide your institution’s information security strategy.
  • For more information about CISO coaching annual retainers, please book a free consultation to explore available options.

Our pricing philosophy

We understand the challenges that colleges and universities face, including limited budgets and complex technology ecosystems. CampusCISO provides affordable solutions to help colleges and universities simplify and strengthen their cybersecurity strategies.

After supporting higher education institutions of all sizes for over 20 years, we built an online community that reflects this need for affordable cybersecurity guidance. We have a simple core principle that makes us different from many consulting and vendor review services:

The tools you rely on to plan your cybersecurity strategy should NOT consume a significant percentage of your security budget.

The free Community Membership tier allows institutions to complete a cybersecurity capability assessment, research vendor solutions that can help address capability gaps, and review recommendations about improvements they should consider in their planning process.

With each new CampusCISO member, all of our members benefit from better insights into what cybersecurity capabilities higher education institutions have adopted and what vendor solutions are being used successfully to support these capabilities.

Many schools will find that the free features are enough to augment their security planning processes. For schools that want more advanced planning or team collaboration capabilities, our premium subscriptions offer many additional features.

We offer two premium membership tiers that provide additional features. These features include performing a gap analysis comparing your current cybersecurity capabilities against NIST requirements, having access to more robust reporting and planning tools, and the ability to collaborate with your entire information security team on the assessment process.

We also offer a limited number of consulting and CISO coaching engagements to our members. While most institutions can use the assessment tools without assistance, we know that having an expert on “speed dial” can streamline the process and help teams get more from the tool. These affordable coaching engagements provide your team with extra expertise to help review and plan your cybersecurity strategy.

 

Absolutely not! Your assessment answers are private to your account and the team members you invite to collaborate with you. (Team collaboration features are only available to paid Advanced membership subscribers.)

CampusCISO generates demographic data based on your answers to help the entire user community. We classify your answers using standard categories, such as whether your institution is public or private, enrollment size, etc. We do not link any of your answers to a specific institution in these demographic datasets. The demographic data helps us tailor recommendations for our members based on a broad view of the higher education cybersecurity landscape.

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