CYBER HEAT MAP™ Pricing

Flexible CISO coaching options to fit every university's budget

Pick from three annual retainer pricing options

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

  • 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 designed the PREMIER option for institutions that are starting a major cybersecurity improvement project or for a CISO who would benefit from regular coaching sessions with a higher education expert. (This option will be available in early 2022.) 
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ESSENTIAL

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

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)

PREMIER

Ideal for institutions that are starting a cybersecurity transformation program and want additional support while upgrading their technology and enhancing their security operations and processes.
$ 60,000 Annual Retainer
  • (12) Monthly coaching workshops
  • Focus on technology capabilities + operational readiness
  • Review security staffing structure
  • Review research compliance needs
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • NIST 800-171 requirements
  • Includes two in-person workshops
  • OPTIONAL: Upgrade one workshop to be in-person ($3,000 additional)
  • Available Q1 2022
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