The new Cyber ​​Security Business School wants to educate in ALL cyber security subjects

“100% internship, 100% work study and zero tuition fees”, this is the promise of Patrice Chelim, Director of the CSB School. Leave whiteboards, adjusted tables and lectures, Cyber ​​Security Business School relies on internship and work study programs. This avoids having to pay tuition fees to the student.

“We are responsible for placing our students in one of our partner companies”, says Patrice Chelim. This former security director at Solvay embarked on this adventure because he himself had major problems recruiting when he worked for the chemical giant. Among the twenty structures that receive future work-study students are, of course, Solvay, but also Airbus, Thales, Schneider Electric and Devoteam. “Here we train to meet a need that we identify thanks to the professionals. »

And there is a need! And the arms are missing … “In France, the number of unfulfilled cybersecurity positions is estimated at 15,000. By 2025, that number is expected to rise to 30,000.” Therefore, it is necessary to train to precisely meet the needs of a sector whose market is worth almost 34 billion euros in Europe by 2021 (+ 8% in one year), according to the company IDC.

From bachelor to graduate

The special thing about CSB? “This is not a specialization, you only take the last year”, emphasizes Eric Disson, teacher-researcher at IAE Lyon and academic dean and director of studies at CBS. Cyber ​​can lead to professions as diverse as a lawyer specializing in cyber security, risk management and compliance auditor and finally pentester, that is, an ethical hacker expert in computer intrusion testing whose goal is to identify and exploit system vulnerabilities.

Therefore, the business school offers a number of courses: a bachelor’s degree (bac +3) specializing in computer cyber security (IT) or industrial cyber security (OT). With regard to Master (bac +4 and +5), four specializations are offered: IT cyber security management, industrial cyber security management, crisis and incident management (SOC) and governance, risk and compliance (GRC).

“As we are a business school, we believe that we will not do technical work. Our answer is that we should NOT ONLY make technique. We want to do something, but we also want to mix other aspects such as management, human resources, legal issues … “sums up Eric Disson.

40,000 euros per year at the end of a master’s degree

For graduates of these courses, Patrice Chelim predicts an average salary of “ 40,000 euros a year. And it is a sector where development can be very interesting ».

The selection for the start of the school year in September runs until the end of July. Three profiles are particularly sought after: “the passionate; those at the end of their course who want to stand out with an extra diploma; and finally conversions». And the director cites the example of professionals with several years in the banking sector: “For them, it’s great because they want a good overview of the impact of cyber on their jobs. It’s more practical in that sense than training a cyber-savvy person in the entire banking industry environment.”

Unique equipment in Europe

The buildings of this new school stretch over 2,500 square meters and are located in Lyons’ business district, near the Part-Dieu station. The first class was to have about a hundred students. Another recording is scheduled for February for “Let our partners have the opportunity to integrate those who join the team properly”.

Prospective students will be able to take advantage of specific equipment to practice: network simulation laboratory, industrial simulation laboratory and above all an operational safety center (CSO). CSB is the only school in Europe that benefits from such a center for its students.

And to keep up with the professional world and its practice, the school has also set up a strategic committee consisting of professionals with different backgrounds to guide the pedagogical axes. Among the appointments of this committee, unveiled on Tuesday, June 21, are people like Nacira Salvan, responsible for the security of public information systems and founder of the Cercle des Femmes de la Cyber ​​Sécurité (CEFCYS) or Yann Bourjault , Director of Digital Transformation and Cyber ​​Security France at Schneider Electric.

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