Master Class Cyber Security Management

Antwerp Management School

Antwerp Management School


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Who should attend

This master class is designed for business and IT professionals who operate at management level or have management level aspirations.

Positions held by participants include those of IT consultant, IT auditor, business analyst, service delivery manager, IT manager, (chief) information security officer (CISO), data protection officer (DPO), security manager, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) officer.

Participants are active in various types of organizations such as consulting and auditing firms, IT service providers, manufacturing, healthcare and governmental organizations.

About the course

In today’s fast evolving society, companies and institutions have become highly dependent on information-processing systems and, by extension, on waterproof security systems. As a result, the role of a security officer (CISO, DPO, …) has changed significantly over the past few years. To meet present-day stringent cybersecurity requirements, the security officer must be well aware of the organization’s mission and vision, have insight into its security IT architecture and be capable of encouraging the conscious use of information within the organization.

The Master Class Information Security Management – a collaborative effort of Antwerp Management School, TIAS School for Business and Society and EuroCIO – offers the required up-to-date knowledge for information security professionals to excel in the governance and management of their IT security responsibilities. The program has a managerial focus.

  • Learn how to develop and implement information security & risk management strategies and policies, tailored to the specific needs of the organization;
  • Become the information security intermediary between management, IT department and operational units within the organization;
  • The program is compliant with the EU e-Competence Framework (e-CF) and the EU e-Leadership program.

Learning objectives

After attending this program, participants have further developed their professional skills:

  • Cyber Security Management: develop, implement and manage information security & risk management strategies and policies tailored to the specific needs of the organization;
  • Cyber Security Architecture: develop information security and risk management processes, embedding them in related corporate processes and associated technology and behavior in order to guarantee good corporate governance;
  • Cyber Security Awareness: raise organization-wide cyber security awareness in terms of information vulnerabilities and decide on information security measures and metrics;
  • Cyber Security Coordination: facilitate constructive collaboration between business requirements and technical information security experts in order to harmonize policies, operational activities and IT security aspects;
  • Cyber Security Leadership: create a risk-aware culture with associated ownership for business as well as IT. Develop, explain, and execute the necessary improvements on people behavior, process and technology and adjust those taking into account all legal, business, society and human related aspects.


Module 1: Understanding the strategic context

This module discusses the broader organizational context of information security and provides a pragmatic approach to align the information security strategy to the organization’s strategic goals. Related governance, legal and compliancy aspects will be covered as well as the economics of information security.

  • Information Security and Business & IT alignment, Critical Success Factors;
  • Enterprise Risk Management – Risk Standards (ISO/ISF);
  • Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • Impact analysis;
  • Economics of information security – The Security Balanced Scorecard.

Module 2: Translating the information security strategy into action

In this module participants will learn how to build and to execute a short, mid and long-term information security program. Participants will learn how to develop a professional information security management system for their organization. The curriculum includes identifying all the relevant information security risks, achieving management approval to launch the security initiative and monitoring the results through a project-based approach.

  • How to determine your organization’s biggest threats and risk;
  • How to develop and promote Cyber Security Awareness within your organization;
  • Information Security Governance: organization, management, responsibilities, reporting;
  • Program Development and Management;
  • Incident Management and Response.

Module 3: Understanding and maintaining operational aspects of cyber security management

This module addresses all operational matters related to information security management, including questions such as how to keep information security on the executive agenda and how to control information security within the predefined requirements and agreements. In addition, this module explores new security management challenges caused by new technological developments (e.g. blockchain) and legal regulations (e.g. GDPR).

  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure;
  • IT-security frameworks;
  • NIST IT-security;
  • Technical Risk Assessment;
  • IT-continuity management;
  • Disaster recovery;
  • How to organize yourself during a cyber security breach: Crisis Business Game.


Piet Ribbers

Piet Ribbers is an Emeritus Professor of Information Management at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, where he was subsequently the Dean of the School of Economics and the Head of Department of Information Systems and Management. He is a member of the editorial board of Information and Manageme...

Steven De Haes

Function Academic Director Executive Master of Enterprise IT Architecture Academic Director Executive Master of IT Governance and Assurance Academic Director full-time Master in Management Expertise Digital Strategies IT Governance & Management IT Strategy and Alignment IT Value & P...

Marc Vael

I am passionate about what I do. It is why I get out of bed every day. I bring +25 years of innovative knowledge and solutions to boards, audit committees and executives to manage IT risks, information security / data protection and to execute IT audits. My core competencies: expertise, exper...

Ad Krikke

Corporate ICT Security Officer Expertisegebieden: Accounting & Control (Auditing, Internal Control, Management ), Business & Society (Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility), Management & Organisation (Business Administration, Business Ethics, Information Management, IT...

Yuri Bobbert

Yuri Bobbert (1973) is professor Information System Sciences. And Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at NN-Group. Prior to NN-Group he served as an interim CISO at UWV and ten years as a CEO of a security and risk consulting firm. In 2011 Bobbert became a visiting PhD researcher at Antwerp...

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