Information Security Management Education

Career Development for Information Security Management Professionals.
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Solbosch Campus (ULB)
1 or 2 years
January > December
2 or 4 days/week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening
€ 8.800 No VAT
or € 16.500 for a 2 year Executive Master
Registration deadline: 30/09/2019 | Programme start: 23/09/2019

Who is the programme aimed at?


The Information Security Management Education is dedicated to Security & Cybersecurity professionals with a technical or non-technical background. We provide you with managerial education and various IT management-related methods, frameworks and practical expertise in the areas that will help steer your career.

Key admissions criteria

  • University degree or relevant professional experience
  • Proficiency in English (mandatory)

Enhanced knowledge

Keep up to date with relevant bodies of knowledge, frameworks (NIST, SANS, ENISA) and certifications (CISM, CISSP, CSX, CRISC).

Benefit from the best

Benefit from an enriching learning experience shared with a diverse audience of high potentials and seasoned professionals.

A significant career boost

Boost your career trajectory with the knowledge acquired and the contacts established throughout the programme.

Governance skills

Build managerial and hands-on capabilities as well as internal proficiency in digital governance and trust.

An essential human lever

Motivate personnel and helm them achieve higher levels of excellence to the benefit of the organisation.

Broaden your management abilities

Bring combined expertise in various domains that are necessary to agile organisations, including most recent management practices, implementation techniques and a complete grasp of evolving technologies.

Customise your education

The Information Security Management Education is adapted to your personal needs. This education covers all tracks of knowledge to form a 2-year extensive programme. Should your needs be focused on specific topics, you may also design a personal path within the content we offer. 

The tracks

Mix-and-match these specialisations to compose your personal learning path. The Executive Information Security Management Education portfolio is composed of 12 core modules spread over 4 specialised tracks.

Education features

The certifications: make your choice

Tracks: S, G, M, B

288 contact hours to be attended over one or two years • 36 ECTS

This two-year education brings essential managerial knowledge, practices and concepts required for Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Cybersecurity Experts and Managers, Risk and Compliance Managers on the Belgian, European and global markets.


Tracks: S, G

144 contact hours to be attended over one year • 18 ECTS

This programme is designed for current and future managers with responsibility for information security, related governance and decision making processes. Excellent certification for future or current Chief Information Security Officers (CISO).

Tracks: S, B

144 contact hours to be attended over one year • 18 ECTS

This an excellent certification for current and future Data Protection Officers (DPO) and Security Counsellors (Public Services,...) Information Security Managers, Chief Information Security Officers, Risk Managers, and Compliance Officers. It delivers essential knowledge in Information Security and in management practices for information security as well as implementation knowledge for agile digital platforms.

Tracks: S, M

144 contact hours to be attended over one year • 18 ECTS

This programme is designed for current and future Cybersecurity experts, as well as Information Security technical experts. It develops skills in cybersecurity management with operational hands-on knowledge information covering security activities through the various protection domains (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover).

The education comprises the following key features:

Interactive in-class lectures, including an array of exercises and real-life cases, videos and simulations;

Individual preparation based on cases and reading materials prior to and after the course;

Guest lectures on complementary topics, featuring practitioners and experts from various fields

Each module is concluded by an assessment (multiple choice questionnaire, short assignment, workshop, report writing and/or presentation before a panel jury) to validate completion of the module.


This training programme provides the perfect fit with business reality. It enables you to link together IT, strategy and management and provides the soft skills you’ll need to tackle computing issues with users and managers alike. The modules that make up the programme are aligned with the most up-to-date certifications, making it as relevant as possible to what is actually happening within the industry. Last but not least, the courses are delivered by enthusiastic and ever-available faculty, which motivates participants even more.

On being appointed CISO for the European Commission, the Information Security Management education helped me to get up to speed on concepts and techniques in IS and IT Security Management. The course is demanding but the content and quality of the courses were on target for my needs. Also I very much appreciated the strong practitioner-based nature of the course.

Broader security and audit knowledge, extension of my professional network, preparation for CISA and CISSP certification… Providing a solid and complete background, I would recommend to anyone this executive programme, under the great and inspiring guidance of Prof. Georges Ataya.

This education provided me with the right knowledge, experience, networking, and confidence to kick-start my career and to achieve the professional and personal objectives which I had set myself. I felt invigorated, empowered and assertive to grow and to do what I really wanted.

All lecturers at Solvay have been great in providing enormous amounts of information during the evening week sessions. Thanks to all of them, for their commitment, patience and open discussions providing very good knowledge and support.

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.


Georges Ataya

Academic Director

Frédéric Roos
Academic Programme Manager

Academic Director

Tsvetomir Vassilev
Head of UX


Each year, more than 100 academic lecturers, expert speakers, staff and participants are involved in this harmonious set-up, delivering a top-notch education that receives a high rate of satisfaction and overwhelmingly positive feedback from graduating participants.
Georges Ataya
Academic Director

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At the end of the programme or the Master education, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management delivers a certificate of Executive Education to successful participants who:

  • Attended at least 70% of the overall lectured education
  • Have obtained an overall average of 60% for the whole education and passed all the exams (above 50%)
  • Presented a close-down assignment (Executive Summary)
  • Attended the close-down meeting.

Running in affiliation with ISACA and IT Governance Institute® (ITGI®), Executive Education programmes address international frameworks and standards such as COBIT, ITIL, ISO27001, CMMI, PMBOK, TOGAF, etc. Courses refer to bodies of knowledge
and guidelines from Certification Organisations, helping to prepare for internationally-renowned professional certificates (CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC,CGEIT, ITIL, TOGAF, etc).