Edu type:
Course or training
Associate degree (EQF 5), Bachelor (EQF 6)
Start date:
Study Load:
40 hrs
5 days
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The cybersecurity field is one of the fastest-growing, in-demand and cross-sectoral fields. Cybersecurity workforce demand is very high and it is difficult to hire competent professionals. The agile and changing cyber environment sets high requirements for workforce awareness, competence, and skillsets. Educating students is not sufficient, we need to re-train and upskill current workforce with professional training. Given the global nature of the challenge, no single actor alone can find the solution. It requires collaboration across the public and private sectors. The Advanced Program Cyber Security and Governance covers a wide range of cybersecurity knowledge areas needed for the workforce to conduct their day-to-day activities and tasks. The uniqueness of the program is that it combines the best practices of academia, the public sector and industry to meet the needs of professional life through a truly practitioner’s approach. 


According to the WEF Future of Jobs 2023 report, cybersecurity is among the top strategic skills for the workforce. Yet, there is a shortage of 3.4 million cybersecurity experts to support today’s global economy. This number is only expected to grow as the impact of emerging technologies is felt across organizations. Despite efforts to close the workforce gap, the (ISC)² Cybersecurity workforce study 2022 shows that though the number of cybersecurity professionals in EMEA grew with almost 12%, the cybersecurity workforce gap has grown more than twice as much as the workforce itself.
Due to the workforce shortage, retaining cyber talent proves difficult. Pressure and burnout are frequently listed as reasons why cybersecurity professionals leave their jobs. Educating students is not sufficient, we need to re-train and upskill current workforce with professional training. Tilburg University is setting up a comprehensive cyber education program to address the cybersecurity workforce gap. Important component of this educational program is this professional learning course developed by Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (Tilt) in cooperation with TIAS School for Business & Society.


• Multi-disciplinary course covering the full-spectrum of cyber security principles and management, cyber security tools and technologies, law and cyber governance, and cyber preparedness and response
• Five course days. Each course day is divided into 2 teaching sessions and one practical exercise or case study
• Each day a corporate CISO is co-host ensuring teaching is grounded in practice.


Target participants
People working in public and private organizations responsible for decisions as to cyber security, cyber risk management, cyber governance, or cyber incident preparedness and response, regardless of their discipline (cyber security, IT incident management, legal, crisis management)

The course does not require a specific technical background, but is aimed at participants with managerial responsibilities (so above operations level).


Academic directors
• Prof. Lokke Moerel, Professor of Global ICT Law, Morrison & Foerster
• Freddy Dezeure, MSc, former head of CERT-EU.
Contributions from: NCSC, DNB, TU Delft, Fox-IT, Microsoft, and the CISOs of ASML, Philips and Signify


Dates: 12 -13 October, 26-27 October, 9 November 2023
Location: Tilburg University Campus (Warandelaan 2)

Price: € 3.800,- including coffee, tea, drinks, lunch and entrance to virtual campus.

Registration: For more information and registration contact Cindy van Raak (