Executive Master In Cybersecurity Management

Develop your career as a cybersecurity leader - get the practices, skills and knowledge.
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Brussels, Belgium
Solbosch Campus (ULB)
12 months
January to December 2024
Hybrid education
Plus registration and acceptance fee. Scholarship Women4Cyber
Registration deadline: 22/12/2023 | Programme start: 08/01/2024

Who is the programme aimed at?


This programme is intended for professionals requiring managerial and practical knowledge of the six domains representing the pillars of cybersecurity activities and management practices.

Key admissions criteria

  • At least 5 years as a digital or cybersecurity manager
  • Actively involved in digital or cybersecurity activities and decision-making.

Your benefits

Information Security and Cybersecurity leaders have relied on Solvay Lifelong Learning since 2007 to gain relevant competences for promoting their career. And thanks to its new blended learning model, the Executive Master in Cybersecurity takes a new shape to enable participation from across Europe.

Aligned with European standards, regulations, and practices, the Executive Master in Cybersecurity Management addresses essential domains of knowledge, as well as fundamental challenges in order to protect organisations from cyber threats.

Accessible across Europe thanks to a hybrid education model:

  • Fundamentals by self learning through recommended readings and videos;
  • On-site case study activities with peers from various locations;
  • On-site lectures from leading experts.

Overview of the programme

This programme is intended for professionals requiring managerial and practical knowledge of the six domains representing the pillars of cybersecurity activities and management practices.

A combination of 6 bodies of knowledge

The executive master addresses the following six domains of knowledge that are essential for Cybersecurity and Information Security Leaders.

1 . Information Security Leadership

January - February 2024

The management activities of Cybersecurity leaders includes the governance process, the business risk management process, the implementation process, and the incident management process. This module shall...

2 . Security Controls

March - April 2024

A review of enterprises landscape including business objectives and requirements collection for security controls. A thorough understanding of security controls in various domains and including...

3 . Security Architecture

May - June 2024

The architectural landscape is demystified, and components are identified to ensure adequate protections. Various architectural models shall be acquired by participants. The creation and implementation...

4 . Security Operations

September - October 2024

Business operations and information availability and integrity require the involvement of the whole organisation. Activities leading to building an adequate continuity are...

5 . Cybersecurity Battleground

November - December 2024

Cybersecurity management practices require the knowledge of own business, its functional and technical vulnerabilities and the threat landscape that needs to be addressed. The capabilities that...

6 . General Management

Spread over the year

General management practices are essential knowledge for leaders and managers. Various practices shall be addressed: principles of...

More programme features

Blended and Hybrid education model

The first five modules are delivered over two months each with a combination of self-paced and ex-cathedra class on-site (also available in virtual classes fort those unable to attend physically). Blended Learning is applied for each module as follows:

Part 1 (Acquire in an offline learning mode): Plan for a minimum of 12 hours of self-learning where participants obtain self-study resources.

Part 2 (Evaluate): A short self-evaluation survey to test the readiness to attend the F2F classes.

Part 3 (Build expertise): Attend onsite classes and workshops that are also available remotely.

Part 4 (Group Case study): Groups of participants remotely address specific cases related to each module.

Part 5 (Final delivery): Participants present the deliverables of their case study to a jury. This is followed with knowledge-based examination. 

Adjusted to your own needs and career targets

A career development tool is available to participants to assess their competences against current or targeted roles.

On that basis, they adjust their education experience to focus on those domains that they require most.

As a result, both phases 1 (Acquire) and 4 (Case study) are required to address those focus areas.

A personal acceptance interview is conducted to formalise the study plan and to level up the participants.

An exit interview is conducted at the graduation time.


The course was a great learning experience and it opened for me a new career opportunity in Cybersecurity. I learned a lot from the discussions and exchanges on information security topics, and I was able to built an expanded professional network to advance my career in Information Security.

39 years

It is the average age of the participants.

52 %

of the participants have a prior professional experience of 5 to 15 years.

25 %

of the participants are active in IT services.

Academic Leadership & Faculty

Georges Ataya
Professor at Solvay Brussels School and Vice-President of the Cybersecurity Coalition

Academic Director

Frédéric Roos
Academic Programme Manager

Academic Director

Daniel Lebeau
Former Group CIO and Senior Vice-President Business Services

Topic Leader

"The threat of tech skills shortage is looming large within the European Union. In France alone, more than 15,000 cybersecurity experts positions are open but not filled, according to a recent study by consulting firm Wavestone.

This "HR issue" is what is going to limit us in the years to come".
Guillaume Poupard, Head of French Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI) in the International Cybersecurity Forum (June 8th 2022, Lille)
*This concern is shared by many cybersecurity experts.

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Any questions?

Programme Manager
Alina Kobal