Cybersecurity strategy coaching pricing options

Flexible annual retainers 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).
  • For research universities and schools who want more comprehensive reviews, the ADVANCED retainer offers quarterly coaching sessions. Besides incorporating the NIST CSF, this option reviews 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.
  • We also offer custom consulting for institutions that need short-term cybersecurity expertise. If you want to complete an assessment of your information security program or need help from a fractional CISO, we offer competitive rates and have over 20 years of experience in higher education. Request a free initial consultation to learn how we can assist with your information security program!

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.
$ 5,000 Annual Retainer
  • (2) Semi-annual coaching workshops
  • Focus on technology capabilities
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • OPTIONAL: Upgrade one workshop to be in-person ($3,000 additional)​

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.
$ 15,000 Annual Retainer
  • (4) Quarterly coaching workshops
  • Focus on technology capabilities
  • Review research compliance needs
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • NIST 800-171 requirements
  • OPTIONAL: Upgrade one workshop to be in-person ($3,000 additional)

Hourly Consulting

Leverage insights from a higher education CISO with 20+ years experience without an annual commitment
Let's Talk Starting at $500
  • Use the button below to contact us for a custom solution that meets your needs
  • Examples include:
  • One-time security program assessment using the CYBER HEAT MAP model
  • Assistance reviewing and revising information security program governance
  • vCISO / Fractional CISO support (subject to availability - One month minimum)

Learn about our higher education expertise