Master Class Information Security Management

Risk, Security & Privacy in the Digital Enterprise


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This program is taught in English

About the program

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;
    • Join a program of two leading business schools and EuroCIO. The program is compliant with the EU e-Competence framework (e-CF), the EU e-Leadership program and is endorsed by the European CIO Association (EuroCIO).



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Learning objectives

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

  • Information Security Management: develop, implement and manage information security & risk management strategies and policies tailored to the specific needs of the organization;
  • Information Security Architecture: develop information security and risk management processes, embedding them in related corporate processes in order to guarantee good corporate governance;
  • Information Security Awareness: raise organization-wide cyber security awareness in terms of information vulnerability and decide on information security measures that need to be taken;
  • Information Security Coordination: constructive collaboration with technical information security experts in order to harmonize policies, operational activities and IT security aspects;
  • Information Security Leadership: take the necessary security measures (organization and procedure based), adjust and improve them taking into account all legal, business and human related aspects.


Module 1: Understanding the strategic context (Tilburg)
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.

  • Enterprise Risk Management – Risk Standards (ISO);
  • Impact analysis;
  • Economics of information security – The Security Balanced Scorecard.

Module 2: Translating the information security strategy into action (Antwerp)
In this module participants will learn how to develop a professional information security management system for their organization. It includes identifying all the relevant information risks, achieving management approval to launch the security initiative and monitoring it through a project based approach. You will learn how to build and execute a short, mid and long term information security program.

  • How to develop and promote Security Awareness;
  • Information Security Governance: organization, management, responsibilities, reporting;
  • Program Development and Management;
  • Incident Management and Response.

Module 3: Maintaining operational aspects of information security management (Antwerp)
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.

Target audience

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.


Based on active participation in this course and after successful completion of the module assignment you will receive a Master Class Certificate delivered by Antwerp Management School, TIAS School for Business and Society and EuroCIO.

In addition you will receive an exemption for this module if you would decide to register for one of the Antwerp Management School Executive Master tracks in Digital Business & IT.

Get a master’s degree!
The Master Class Information Security Management is an integral part of our Executive Master tracks in Digital Business & IT. Three part-time master programs allow you to combine your job and career perspectives with the commitment of obtaining a master’s degree.

Thanks to the modular construction of these master tracks, multiple starting points are possible throughout the two academic years, offering maximum flexibility. Start with a module and apply for the full master track later or combine those modules that are the best fit for your personal needs.

Successful completion of the part-time master program will result in a Master of Science (MSc) diploma with double accreditation: the international AACSB accreditation as well as the Benelux NVAO accreditation.

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Danny Lauwers, Program Director Digital Transformation

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