Master in Cybersecurity Management

Protect your organization by becoming a leader in the exciting world of cybersecurity.

  • Format

    3 Terms + Capstone Project

  • Languages

    English

  • Location

    Lille

  • Fees

    €17,900

  • Intake

    September

  • Credits

    120 ECTS

Accreditations

Master in Cybersecurity Management

The Master in Cybersecurity Management is a program completely taught in English designed for participants who wish to master the technical and business knowledge and skills to manage organizational cyber risk. Interactive lessons by academic and industry experts provide fundamental technical knowledge in addition to managerial and leadership skills. Program participants will have the opportunity to earn two industry-recognized certifications to demonstrate their expertise.

This master delivers up-to-date knowledge for organizational leaders to excel in the governance and management of their IT risk, security, and compliance responsibilities. The program represents cybersecurity as an enterprise-wide risk management challenge, impacting technical, organizational and governance responsibilities.

Our interdisciplinary program provides participants with the necessary technical foundations, allowing participants without a technical background to enroll. During the program, participants will have the opportunity to earn two industry-recognized certifications: the CompTIA Security+ and a second CompTIA certification aligned with the participant’s career goals.

Director’s Foreword

Dr. Jennifer L. ZIEGELMAYER

Academic Director, Professor of Information Systems

There is a common misperception that cybersecurity is all about protecting your organization from hackers. While that’s part of it, there are many other risks that need to be managed from electrical outages to floods, to outdated software, to employees accidentally deleting or sharing confidential data. That’s why it important for cybersecurity professionals to have more than just technical skills. They need to understand legal ramifications, compliance regulations, operational logistics, and have leadership skills. Combining foundational technology skills with risk assessment, legal, and management knowledge, this program prepares participants to protect their organizations from the myriad risks that exist today and to anticipate the risks of tomorrow.

Master in Cybersecurity Management – Presentation

Key Program Advantages

  • No need to have a technology background to enroll. You will learn the foundational technical skills to understand the nature of cyberthreats and how to defend against them.
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to embark on a technical, analytics, or managerial focused career in cybersecurity. Regardless of your background and interests, this program will prepare you to steer your career in the direction you want.
  • Earn industry-recognized certifications to set you apart from the crowd. Each participant will have the opportunity to earn two CompTIA certifications as part of the program.

Master Degree

Upon successful completion of the program (120 ECTS), students get the State-recognized ‘Grade de Master’ for this Postgraduate program (“DESMI – Diplôme d’Études Spécialisées en Management International”), with the specialization “Cybersecurity Management”.

The degree is delivered by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and registered with the French RNCP (the National Registry of Professional Certification) under the number RNCP37390.

Career Opportunities

This program is a good fit if you are interested in working as, for example:

> Cyber Incident Responder
> Threat Analyst
> Cyber Forensics Expert
> Information Assurance Analyst
> Cybercrime Investigator
> Cyber Legal Advisor
> IT Auditor
> Cyber Ops Manager
> Cybersecurity Specialist

Context and Market

Since 2021, a ransomware attack has occurred every 11 seconds. Increased cloud adoption and the advent of 5G networks create significantly increased vulnerability. New technologies such as the Internet of Things (IOT) are creating new targets as more devices are connected. Additionally, work-from-home policies have resulted in greater exposure to risk as employees have shifted to working on personal devices on home networks that are often shared with family members. Meanwhile, hackers are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to trigger automated attacks.

As cyber threats increase, organizations need business-oriented specialists with cybersecurity knowledge. Cyber risk goes beyond IT to incorporate legal issues, financial risk modeling, organizational behavior, and executive leadership. Cyber risk management combines the technical aspects of identifying threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits with the business aspects of setting board-level objectives, implementing enterprise risk management strategies, and demonstrating strong organizational leadership.

> $4.34 million: average cost of a data breach for an organization 2022
Source: IBM Security Cost of a Data Breach Report 2022
> $2.1 trillion: Cybersecurity global cost to the economy in 2019
Source: Juniper Research
> 10.5 trillion: Expected global cost by 2025
Source: Cybersecurity Ventures
> 3,432,476: 2022 global cybersecurity workforce gap
Source: (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study 2021

Class Profile

Technical skills are not the most important skills sought in today’s market. In fact, employers indicate that skills such as problem solving (38%) and communication (32%) are as important as cybersecurity certifications (32%) and relevant cybersecurity experience (31%). This is because security roles are not solely technical today, but involve analysis, oversight, management, and governance – the types of skills that students develop in business schools. In fact, many cybersecurity roles don’t require a strong technical background.

Candidates do not need to have technical skills – as we will provide students with the foundational technology competences needed to build their knowledge of cybersecurity – and may just have an academic background in fields like:

> General Business
> Auditing
> Risk Management
> Regulatory Compliance
> Human Resources/Human Capital Management
> Law
> Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

In addition, Cybersecurity today is now a field with great diversity. Women represent 32% of cybersecurity specialists under the age of 30 and 49% are ethnic minorities. Half of all cybersecurity professionals under 30 come from non-IT backgrounds.

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