Information Security Management

Location and start date
1 February 2018
Duration 3 modules of 2 days
Fees € 5,900

In today’s information society, companies and institutions have become increasingly dependent on information and information-processing systems and, by extension, on good security systems. Your role as a security officer has changed the past few years. To meet present-day requirements, you as a security officer must be well aware of the organization’s mission and vision, have insight into its security architecture and be capable of encouraging the conscious use of information within the organization.

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The Information Security Management program - realized as collaborative effort of TIAS School for Business and Society, Antwerp Management School and EuroCIO, offers the required knowledge for chief information security officers to excel in their work environment. The program has a managerial focus.

  • Learn how to develop information security and risk management strategies and policies suited to the organizational needs;
  • Become an intermediary between management, the IT department and operational units within the organization with regard to information security;
  • Join a program of 2 leading business schools and EuroCIO. The program is compliant with the EU e-competence framework, the EU e-leadership program and endorsed by the European CIO Association (EuroCIO).

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Information security in organizations has developed from low-key technical solutions towards coherent, efficient security systems and processes. Nowadays information security contributes directly to the strategic value of an organization. Having a complex set of technical measures and processes in place is not enough to ensure security. You will also have to take the professional into account. Even though the professional may be flexible and experienced enough to anticipate and respond to problems, he can also be a vulnerable factor in the equation.

The Information Security Management program provides participants with insights into the most important aspects of information security management, compliant with the EU e-competency framework, and in particular related to leading and managing organizational information security activities.

Course objectives

After completing this program participants have further developed the professional skills:

  • Management: developing information security and risk management strategies and policies suited to the organizational needs;
  • Set up: setting up information security and risk management processes, and embedding them in other corporate processes to ensure good governance;
  • Awareness: raising awareness in terms of information security and determining what information security measures need to be taken;
  • Ensure organizational and procedural- based security measures designed and managed, taking into account all legal, business and user aspects;
  • Coordination: collaborating constructively with technical information security experts, and harmonizing policy, operational activities and information security IT aspects.


The program is intended for professionals that operate at management level or have management-level aspirations.

Participants have jobs in different types of organizations. Positions held by participants include those of consultant, IT auditor, business analyst, service delivery manager, IT department manager, (corporate) information security officer, security manager, and governance, risk and compliance officer. They are active in various types of organizations, such as consulting and auditing firms, IT service suppliers, manufacturing, healthcare and governmental organizations.


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.

Also related governance, legal and compliancy aspects will be covered as well as the economics of information security.

Module 2: Translating information security strategy into action (Antwerp)

In this module participants will learn how to compose a professional information security management system for your organization, starting from identifying the relevant information risks up, getting approval to start the security initiative and launching it through a project based approach.

You will learn how to build and execute a short, mid and long term information security program.

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 agenda and how to control information security within the predefined requirements and agreements?

Also the module explores new security management challenges caused by new technological developments.

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Successful enrollment in our Information Security Management program is subject to a number of admission requirements. This is to maintain admissions quality. That way you can benefit from a high potential, motivated group of talented individuals to further enhance your learning experience.

Admisssion requirements

  • minimum of 3 years relevant work experience  
  • a relevant university degree or successful completion of a relevant higher vocational degree, or substantial knowledge, experience and skills in a relevant field

Process of application

After receiving your application and CV, we will confirm if your enrollment after a verification of your application. If there are any questions, we will contact you. Your application will be final after confirmation of TIAS.

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Academic Director

Piet Ribbers
Piet Ribbers
Professor Emeritus
Professor Piet Ribbers graduated cum laude in 1971 as an economist from Tilburg University. In 1980, he received his PhD with the thesis, "Organization and Planning of the Purchasing Function in an Industrial Enterprise" (cum laude).Professor Ribbers began his scientific career as assistant professor at the Limburg School of Economics in Hasselt,...


Steven de Haes
Steven de Haes
Associate Professor Information Systems Management
Steven De Haes is responsible for the Information Systems Management executive programs at the University of Antwerp Management School (UAMS). He is actively engaged in research in the domain of IT Governance and Strategic Alignment. In this capacity, he performs research and project management assignments for ISACA (Information Systems Audit and...
Eddy Vaassen
Eddy Vaassen
Eddy Vaassen (1961) is a professor of Accountancy (specialization Accounting Information Systems) and Director of the Postmaster in Accountancy program at Tilburg University. He wrote his dissertation in 1994 at Maastricht University. He graduated from the Accountancy program of Maastricht University in 1990 and from the Business Economics...
Dirk Steuperaert
Dirk Steuperaert
Managing Consultant
Dirk Steuperaert is an independent consultant, operating the company “IT in Balance...
Ad Krikke
Ad Krikke
Corporate ICT Security Officer
Ad Krikke started his career as a business consultant and project manager at Top 500 organizations in the Benelux. Connecting theme in his assignments was aligning business needs with IT technology. He was also the CIO of wholesaler and logistics firm Lekkerland. In this function he was responsible for restructuring the IT...
Marc Vael
Marc Vael
Marc Vael received his MA in Applied Economics in 1989 from the University of Antwerp, and another MA in Information Management in 1990 from the University of Hasselt, and a master-doctorandus degree in applied economics and ICT in 1991 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He later received certificates in systems auditing, risk and...
John Borking
John Borking
Of Counsel
Dr. J (John) J. F.M Borking, (*1945), Director/owner of Borking Consultancy in Wassenaar, Netherlands, Of Counsel and external advisor on Privacy-by-Design for the Law & Tax firm CMS, is the former Privacy Commissioner and Board Member of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (CBP) and Board member of the Netherlands Lottery and Gaming Control...

Prof. dr. Steven de Haes

Associate professor

Steven De Haes, PhD, is Associate Professor Information Systems Management at the University of Antwerp – Faculty of Applied Economics and at the Antwerp Management School. De Haes is actively engaged in teaching and applied research in the domains of IT Governance & Management, IT Strategy & Alignment, IT Value & Performance Management, IT Assurance & Audit and Information Risk & Security.


  • Dr. A. Shahim    
  • Prof. dr E. Vaassen
  • Marc Vael
  • Drs. A. Hexspoor

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Total program price € 5,900.

The course includes:

  • All study books and reading materials
  • Lunches, coffee, thee and soft drinks

This course is exempt from VAT.

The course price is excluded from:

  • Travel, hotel and dinner

Persuade your employer with convincing company benefits

  • The combined expertise of a unique cooperation of 2 leading European business schools, TIAS and Antwerp Management School in collaboration with EuroCIO.
  • Take advantage of the program’s multi-national dimension, adding broader perspectives and deeper insights into the cross-functional role of information security management.
  • You and your company gain the latest insights and knowledge.
  • Renowned lecturers: TIAS and Antwerp Management School faculty comprises leading experts and known scholars, who are active researchers and publish their work.

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Anne de Ridder-Jochems
Anne de Ridder-Jochems
Program Adviser
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