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Tambellini Launches CISO Advisory Services for Higher Education

Irvington, VA – March 28, 2018 – 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. Most 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 Tambellini CISO Advisory Services 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

Tambellini’s CISO Advisory Services are led by Katelyn Ilkani, who earned her Executive Master in Cybersecurity from Brown University. Ms. Ilkani acts as cybersecurity advisor and coordinates outside subject matter experts as clients’ needs demand. Tambellini’s cybersecurity experts now available to higher education institutions include:

  • Linn Freedman, Partner, Robinson+Cole
  • Ann Kristen Glenster, PhD in Law, Glenrox
  • Ed Moyle, Director of Research, ISACA
  • David Sherry, CISO, Princeton University

Why Tambellini:

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.

About The Tambellini Group
The Tambellini Group (Tambellini) is the only independent analyst and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education. With a team of analysts and researchers who have decades of higher education expertise, and a database of the technology selections of more than 18,900 global institutions, Tambellini offers unbiased analysis and objective insight on education technology and market trends with verifiable data. Tambellini helps higher education executives, business leaders, and the investment community make fact-based technology decisions to achieve their key strategic goals. Founded in 2001, Tambellini is a woman-owned business headquartered in Irvington, Virginia. www.thetambellinigroup.com, telephone (804) 438-9393.

Media Contact:
Katelyn Ilkani, Vice President Client Services and Cybersecurity Research
The Tambellini Group
(p) 919-605-1415
(e) katelyn.ilkani@thetambellinigroup.com

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