About CampusCISO

CISO coaching annual retainer pricing

Flexible annual retainer options to fit every university’s budget and needs

Pick from multiple annual retainer pricing options

Having worked in higher education for over two decades, Chris Schreiber understands how CIOs and CISOs need effective solutions that fit within tight budgets. That’s why our CISO coaching services are available with flexible pricing options to fit your budget constraints and cybersecurity program goals.

We built all of our coaching retainer levels around the CYBER HEAT MAP cybersecurity assessment method. This tool helps simplify how universities assess and plan for their future cybersecurity technology needs.

  • An ESSENTIAL coaching retainer provides expert guidance with semiannual workshops to review and help prioritize your university cybersecurity program goals based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF). This option also helps review your research compliance needs for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and your readiness for the NIST 800-171 requirements being championed by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • An ADVANCED coaching retainer provides research universities more comprehensive reviews and coaching sessions. Besides helping complete the cybersecurity capability and review your readiness for NIST requirements, this option helps your team complete a skills inventory. Once complete, we work with your team managers to review potential training plans for the team based on your gaps and improvement priorities.

ESSENTIAL Coaching Retainer

Ideal for smaller institutions; CIOs who do not have a fulltime CISO and want to understand their current cybersecurity program; and schools starting to formalize their cybersecurity program.
$ 4,999 Annual Retainer
  • (1) virtual strategy coaching workshop
  • Up to one (1) hour per month of additional coaching
  • Focus on technology capabilities
  • Review your NIST Cybersecurity Framework readiness
  • Review your NIST 800-171 readiness
  • Unlimited email support
  • OPTIONAL: Upgrade to in-person workshop ($2,999 each)​
  • Includes CampusCISO Advanced membership ($1,999 value)

ADVANCED Coaching Retainer

Ideal for research institutions; CISOs who are new to the role to help navigate program strategy; and CISOs who are new to higher education to learn more about supporting academic institutions.
$ 14,999 Annual Retainer
  • (1) virtual strategy coaching workshop
  • Up to four (4) hours per month of additional coaching
  • Focus on technology capabilities and team development
  • Review your NIST Cybersecurity Framework readiness
  • Review your NIST 800-171 readiness
  • Unlimited email support
  • OPTIONAL: Upgrade to in-person workshop ($2,999 each)​
  • Includes CampusCISO Advanced membership ($1,999 value)

Will CISO coaching benefit my team? fit in my budget? show enough value?

We want to provide you the best possible service to fit the goals of your institution and best support your team. We have a number of options available, ranging from free memberships to annual executive coaching retainers.

If you’re interested in supporting your cybersecurity program with coaching services, we recommend booking a free consultation to discuss your goals. We’ll help you evaluate a few options to find the best solution to fit your needs and budget. 

Looking for our other services? Visit our main pricing page to review options for CampusCISO membership and CISO coaching workshops.