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
March 2023 to March 2024
Hybrid education
English
12.500€
Plus registration and acceptance fee.
Registration deadline: 23/03/2023 | Programme start: 01/03/2023

Who is the programme aimed at?

Profile

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 2013 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

March to April 2023

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

May to June 2023

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

September to October 2023

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

November to December 2023

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

January to February 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

March to April 2024

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 base, they adjust their edcation 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.

Lecturers

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

Academic Director

"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.

Any questions?

Managing Director & Programme Manager
Karin Doguet