Master in Cybersecurity - The Program

Lead and design organizational Cyber Security strategies to manage digital risk across businesses, governments and societies in our continuously growing digital environment.

The Cybersecurity Master’s Degree

The Master in Cybersecurity is divided into 3 terms that combine subjects from 4 key areas of knowledge and skills needed for professionals in cybersecurity.

CHOOSE THE PROGRAM FORMAT BEST-SUITED FOR YOU

The Master in Cybersecurity is delivered in 2 formats so you can choose the option that best fits your lifestyle: Full-Time 10-months (immersive year in Madrid). Part-Time 15-months (online, with 4 face-to-face periods in Madrid).

The part-time format

The part-time format molds the future cyber strategists who seek a flexible balance between their day-to-day job and their studies while preparing to make their move into the next level. The program is a blend of courses taught by live videoconferencing and discussion forums, that replicate the experience of a face-to-face classroom, and interaction with faculty on a 24/7 online campus. Face-to-Face (F2F) Periods: 4 non-consecutive weeks in IE’s Madrid Campus, with classes from Monday to Saturday morning.

Dates:

  • 1st F2F period: April 1st-6th
  • 2nd F2F period: September 23rd-28th
  • 3rd F2F period: February 17th-22nd
  • 4th F2F period: July 13th-17th (ending with Graduation)

 

IE’s Online Campus is a platform for everything from lectures to videoconferences, discussion forums and chats with your classmates, group members and professors. Connect anytime, from anywhere in the world, and tailor your schedule to your busy life. Combined with several face-to-face periods in our Madrid campus, this format is an accurate reflection of how modern global companies operate today.

 

Schedule:

– Videoconference sessions: Saturdays from 13:00 – 14:30 and 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT+1)*

– Online Forums: Monday to Thursday (open 24/7)

*Subject to class composition and student´s geographic areas.

What does "Part-time" mean?

How many hours a week will I have to invest in studying?

You'll dedicate 21 hrs a week on average to successfully complete your Master's.

Will I have to travel to Madrid?

Yes. You'll get to enjoy the beautiful city of Madrid for a total of 4 weeks during your studies to complete our program's face-to-face portions.

How much time will I get to complete Online Forums?

You'll have from Mondays at 2:00 pm (Madrid time) to Thursdays at 10:00 pm (Madrid time).

When do Live Videoconferences take place?

All Live Videoconferences take place on Saturdays, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Madrid time).

Will I get to meet my fellow students before traveling to Madrid?

Of course. Our program is designed so you can meet your classmates, even if it’s digitally, and start working with them right from the beginning.

Cybersecurity Master Program Key Areas

  • Cybersecurity Management

    You will dive deep into cyber security vs. cyber safety, risk management and countermeasures, attacks, threats and incidents, new trends, infrastructures, and cyberintelligence…you will gain a global understanding of what cybersecurity is now and how it might evolve.

  • IT, cybercrime, & response

    Learn the specifics of OSI layers, disk architecture, monitoring and intrusion detection systems, pentesting, ethical hacking, threat intelligence…you will learn all about the details and how they impact the businesses and institutions.

  • Business Behavior & Change

    Hard facts will get you far, but not without a soft touch. This area focuses on the human side of cybersecurity. How to communicate, guide and foster change effectively are all essential aspects of leading successful cybersecurity strategies and teams.

  • Law, compliance, & ethics

    You’ll learn about current privacy and regulatory frameworks, crisis management and resilience, contingency and recovery plans, compliance and ethics. Diving deep into current policy and practices will prepare you to lay out the rules of the game so that you can jump into the industry ready to make an impact.

Cybersecurity Program Structure, FULL-TIME FORMAT

MASTER IN CYBERSECURITY FULL-TIME

Duration

10 MONTHS

OCTOBER-DECEMBER

DECEMBER-JANUARY

JANUARY-MARCH

MARCH-APRIL

APRIL-JULY

JULY

Location

MADRID

MADRID

MADRID

MADRID

Subject

TERM I

WINTER BREAK

TERM II

SPRING BREAK

TERM III

GRADUATION

Cybersecurity Program Structure, PART-TIME FORMAT

MASTER IN CYBERSECURITY PART-TIME

Duration

15 MONTHS

APR

APR

APR-JUL

JUL-SEP

SEP

SEP

OCT-DEC

DEC-JAN

JAN-FEB

FEB

FEB-APR

APR

MAY-JUL

JUL

JUL

Location

MADRID

MADRID

ONLINE

ONLINE

MADRID

ONLINE

ONLINE

MADRID

ONLINE

ONLINE

MADRID

MADRID

Subject

PREOPENING WEEK

FACE-TO-FACE 1 WEEK

ONLINE PERIOD

SUMMER BREAK

ONLINE PERIOD

FACE-TO-FACE 1 WEEK

ONLINE PERIOD

WINTER BREAK

ONLINE PERIOD

FACE-TO-FACE 1 WEEK

ONLINE PERIOD

SPRING BREAK

ONLINE PERIOD

FACE-TO-FACE 1 WEEK

GRADUATION

TERM II

TERM III

CISSP certification

The demand for skilled information security (InfoSec) professionals has increased exponentially over the past few years. But how do recruiters know who is and isn’t qualified for the job?

Like in many other industries and trades, professional certifications have been developed in recent years to validate that InfoSec technicians understand the dangers that threaten online security, and are able to prevent and mitigate them. Of these certifications, one of the most impressive and widely recognized is the CISSP.

CISSP stands for Certified Information Systems Security Professional. Professionals with a CISSP certification define the architecture, design, management, and/or controls that ensure the security of business environments. It was the first certification in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024.

However, despite the growing popularity of the CISSP credential, only about 100,000 have been distributed.

While studying the Master in Cybersecurity at IE School of Human Sciences & Technology, you will have the opportunity to enhance your professional skills and stand out from competitors by preparing for this certification.

The real world needs real solutions

At HST we know there is no better way to learn than by doing. In this program, students will deep-dive into 3 practical projects with real companies, applying the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the program to resolve cybersecurity dilemmas.

Malware Analysis

Your team will use the latest techniques and tools to conduct forensic analysis. You will conduct a cyber-exercise to collect electronic evidence and prepare a forensic report.

Vulnerability Assessment

Your team will face a real cybersecurity situation. You will work to identify the potential risks the company could be exposed to.

Global Security Audit

You will conduct an integral cybersecurity assessment to evaluate the maturity level of an organization.

Exposure Workshops

Workshops designed to expose you to the latest trends and emerging ideas, tools, technologies, and business issues. Topics covered: Cloud security, Cyber intelligence, Interviewing Skills and Careers, Cybersecurity Entrepreneurship…

Companies that participate in the Cybersecurity Master's Degree

At HST, we believe the best way to learn is through practical, hands-on methodologies. Thanks to our strong relationship with top industry professionals, students have the opportunity to experience the real world of work in the classroom through challenges, consulting projects, and multimedia simulations, applying their knowledge as they go. Here are some of the partner companies collaborating with the program:
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Hear from our students

Hear from our students

ROBERT HILLIARD – Dual Degree International MBA+ Master in Cybersecurity