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

“100% practice, 100% work-study and zero tuition fees”, this is the promise of Patrice Chelim, director of the CSB school. Abandon whiteboards, coordinated tables and lectures, the Cyber ​​​​Security Business School relies on practical 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 Solvay safety director embarked on this adventure because he himself had great difficulty recruiting when he worked for the chemical giant. Among the twenty structures receiving future work-study students is Solvay, of course, 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 unfilled cyber security positions is estimated at 15,000. By 2025, this number is expected to increase 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 in 2021 (+8% in one year), according to the company IDC.

From bachelor to master

The special thing about CSB? “Here it is not a specialisation, 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 varied as a lawyer specializing in cyber security, risk and compliance governance 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 variety of courses: a bachelor’s degree (bac +3) specializing in computer cyber security (IT) or industrial cyber security (OT). Regarding the 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).

“Since we are a business school, we believe that we will not be doing technical work. Our answer is that we should not ONLY do engineering. We will do something, but we will also mix other aspects such as management, human resources, legal matters…”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 per year. And it is a sector where the 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 additional diploma; and finally conversions ». And the director mentions the example of professionals with several years in the banking sector: “For them, it’s great because they want to have a good overview of cyber’s impact on their business. It’s more practical in that sense than training a cyber-savvy person in the whole banking environment.”

Unique equipment in Europe

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

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

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

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