Are you struggling to meet all your cybersecurity needs? The Tambellini Group research shows that higher education CIOs are increasingly burdened by cybersecurity challenges, but many lack the resources to adequately tackle the problem. The majority of higher education CIOs are faced with:

  • Increasingly complex IT needs, driving cybersecurity concerns
  • A cybersecurity skills gap within the IT organization
  • An unreasonable cost burden to hire and maintain top cybersecurity talent

The Tambellini Group created the Tambellini CISO Advisory Practice to work hand-in-hand with higher education institutions on this problem. Tambellini’s institutional member clients now have access to a dedicated cybersecurity advisor and top cybersecurity expertise that is available on an as needed basis. Tambellini provides:

  • Cybersecurity and compliance subject matter expertise from a pool of vetted experts
  • Cybersecurity resources available when you need them

If you are a CIO without resources to hire a dedicated CISO or a CISO in need of extra support, Tambellini is here for you. Tambellini’s vetted higher education experts can help you with:

  • Building or maturing a cybersecurity program, or a component of a cybersecurity program (e.g., security intelligence, identity and access management, endpoint security, etc.)
  • Defining or refining a cybersecurity strategy, including implementing a framework (e.g., NIST)
  • Technical cybersecurity challenges, including integration and cybersecurity tool concerns
  • Cybersecurity training for students, faculty/staff, and the board
  • Cybersecurity briefings for the executive team and the board
  • Compliance concerns, including building a strategy for GDPR, FERPA, GLBA
  • Determining if you need an independent cybersecurity assessment and recommending best-fit partners to fit your needs



Tambellini is 100% focused on the needs of higher education, and Tambellini’s CISO Advisory Services follow this same model. Tambellini’s cybersecurity experts have proven higher education expertise and span a variety of must-have but hard to find skills, including:

  • Cybersecurity strategy development
  • Cybersecurity architecture/engineering
  • Cybersecurity legal concerns, including expertise on data privacy and data breaches

Tambellini’s institutional clients have the option to add CISO Advisory Services to their memberships at a price point designed to be accessible by any size or type of institution. Tambellini’s CISO Advisory Services are modular and can be added as an hourly service or on a project basis. Contact The Tambellini Group today to learn more.