501CISO Cybersecurity Leadership

Nonprofit and association organizations and medical clinics have unique organizational objectives, challenges, and cultures. Yet they share the same increasing critical cybersecurity risks as all commercial entities. Cybersecurity assessment costs are soaring and can range between $30K-$50K from corporate-focused security firms. They also only provide a single point in time view of an organizations risks and no ongoing project support for implementing security controls that address the gaps.

501CISO provides cost-effective, expert cybersecurity leadership to the small and medium-sized business market with a solution tuned to the fast-paced and unique challenges of an SMB, Nonprofit, Association, and Medical Clinic.

501CISO understands the unique challenges for nonprofits, associations and medical clinics, and provides them with a full range of security leadership and ongoing project support to improve their security position. All compliance assessments, such as HIPAA and PCI, can be challenging, but 501CISO has got you covered.

501CISO can provide your organization:

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Understanding Your Organizational Risk

SMBs, including nonprofits, associations and medical clinics, are vital since they make up more than 90% of professional organizations. After the pandemic, SMBs are facing increasing cyber threats as they are more connected today—with remote staff, members, customers and vendors. Easy availability of low-cost cyber weapons has led to a surge in phishing attempts, malware, and ransomware attacks on inadequately secured networks.

Over 50% of the SMBs surveyed reported some type of data breach or cyber-attack over the past year.  In most attacks, the adversary’s goal was not extortion or data encryption, but company data, personal data, intellectual property, and other sensitive information.  Managing the damage from these kinds of attacks is almost impossible. It leads to reputational loss as well as potential penalties from regulators and lawsuits. All this is used as an additional incentive for blackmail.

The Solution for Associations/Nonprofits:


Nonprofit and association organizations need Expert Cybersecurity Leadership to clearly communicate the organization’s current risk position, outline a roadmap for improvements, prioritize the most impactful tasks, and ensure the proper attention is being consistently applied to these critical risks. 

The Solution for Medical Clinics/Businesses:


501CISO provides a cost-effective solution to ensure your medical organization is HIPAA compliant. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule requires that covered entities and its business associates conduct a risk assessment of their healthcare organization. A risk assessment helps your organization ensure it is compliant with HIPAA’s administrative, physical, and technical safeguards and also reveals areas where your organization’s protected health information (PHI) could be at risk. Affordable HIPAA compliance is finally available through 501CISO HIPAA services.

Plan Features

Small Organization
HIPAA Organization
Medium to Large Organization
Fractional CISO
Cybersecurity expertise to assess current status and create actionable security roadmap
SMB Cybersecurity Assessment
A tailored security assessment that covers the essentials for the small to medium sized organization
HIPAA Safeguards Assessment
Risk assessment to cover the HIPAA Security Rule Requirements
Cloud Configuration Review
Complete review of security configuration against best practices for Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace
Hardware/Software Security Management Plan
Development of security-centric best practices for deploying, managing, and decomissioning end user devices
Phishing Testing and Training Best Practices
Review and best practice recommendations on phishing testing and training of staff
Security Policies
Comprehensive set of needed cybersecurity policy templates
Incident Response Plan
Development of cybersecurity incident response plan to guide your team
Cyber Insurance Procurement Support
Support in preparation for and responding to cyber insurance questionaires
Cyber Training Evaluation and Recommendation
Review of current training program and recommendations for improvements
Staff Annual Cybersecurity Training Program
A comprehensive, real-teim 1 hour traning program to help elavate staff knowledge of cyber risks and responsibilties.
Comprehensive Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment
Complete assessment based off the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls v8
Continual Assessment Updates
Continual trending of your up-to-date cyber risk position so you’ll never have to pay for an entire assessment again
IT Team Remediation Plans
Detailed description of remediation plans for all outstanding tasks
Quarterly Executive Status Reports
Quarterly executive reports indicating current status, improvements over time, upcoming priorities
Security Roadmap
3-, 6-, and 12-month roadmap for security improvements
Task Prioritization
Continually evolving list of top priorities for your IT team or vendors
IT Team and THIRD-PARTY Vendor Management
Project management oversight of security projects to maintain focus and accountability
GDPR/CCPA Guidance and Support
Consultation on maintaing compliacne with GDPR, CCPA and other US State privacy laws
Discounted rate for additional security services
30% discount for additional project hours

Plan Benefits

Annual Cybersecurity Training


Help your employees:

50% off new customers

$ 0

Standard Training

60-minute of engaging content

$ 0

PCI Organization Training

90-minute of engaging content including PCI-specific topics

Satisfied Customers and Partners

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Get a complete understanding of your current cybersecurity risk, clarity on your priorities and roadmap to your secure future.

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501CISO services are provided by ClearTone Consulting. Brian Scott, CISSP, founder and president of ClearTone Consulting, has a 37-year technology career with the last 22 years in the CIO/CISO role. He has 24 years of experience in working with SMB’s, associations and nonprofit, and medical organizations. He has led large technology teams (up to 85 staff) within organizations including significant focus on cybersecurity, having overseen compliance with HIPAA, PCI, SSAE-18 SOC 2, CIS and NIST control frameworks. 


Brian is a Certified Information System Security Professional accredited through ISC2.