Executive training programme in Digital Auditing, Advisory and Cybersecurity

Certificate80 hours

Fundamentals of IS audit and advisory 

  • IS governance: strategy, budgets, indicators, contracts
  • Position of the IS function within the organisation
  • Digital transformation - Target Operating Model
  • IS mapping, modeling and urbanisation (evolution) of information systems
  • IS Internal control
  • IS audit principles, methodology and tools
  • IS audit categories: IS governance audit, IS process audit, IS project audit, IS security audit, IS Infrastructure audit, …
  • Access management
  • New technologies and associated risks: blockchain, IA, process automation (RPA...)

The certification aims to professionalise employees so that they can participate in IS audit and advisory assignments.

  • Acquire a real culture of IS and data governance for better integration of IS in the audit process of statutory auditors, internal audit, etc.
  • Develop the skills to identify, analyze and address risks
  • Manage a precise and effective technical dialogue with IS teams
  • Master the international legal and jurisprudential framework associated with the IS and its data.

University Diploma120 hours

Data governance and data analytics 

  • Methodology for documenting and auditing using data analysis tools
  • Data audit - data analysis, case study - tests and data checks, case study - audit tools
  • Use of Python language for control and audit
  • Use of audit applications (IDEA, Alter X, ..)
  • Machine Learning, Fraud detection, Methodology and statistical models (Benford…)
  • Conferences
  • CISA preparation

The objective of the University Diploma (level 2) is to make the teams autonomous in terms of audit and consulting information systems assignment to design and supervise them.

  • Develop the skills for IS process modelization and data audit methodologies
  • Establish recommendations within the regulatory limits for organizational and technical solutions
  • Master data analysis methods and data architecture practices
  • Set up appropriate  controls  resulting from new technologies and from Artificial Intelligence
  • Prepare for CISA

Executive Master100 hours


  • Identify, analyse and address risks; detect intrusions; harden information systems and networks to protect data confidentiality and integrity; maintain IT availability; and mitigate losses.
  • Prepare for the Certified Information Security Management exam.


  • Types and topology of networks
  • Protocols, TCP/IP, Ethernet
  • Technical network equipment
  • Security standards: risks, audits, etc.
  • Physical security
  • Audit of new technologies: blockchain, AI, process automation (RPA...)
  • Preparation to the CISM
  • Soft Skills
  • Conferences

The Executive Master aims to acquire a level of expertise in the field of IS auditing and consulting, particularly in terms of digital security.

  • Know how to manage an audit and consulting team; manage the resources, ensure the appropriate training of the teams.
  • Guarantee better consideration of security issues associated with data and processes.

Teaching methods

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Assessment methods

At the end of the sessions, there is a final exam which consists of an MCQ (Multiple-Choice Question) and a case study. Passing the exam results in completing the level.


Level 1:

2 MCQ: 20%
3 case studies: 20%


Level 2:

MCQ: 15 % each
1 case study: 20 %
Preparation to the CISA & test: 20 %


Level 3:

4 MCQ: 10 %
Thesis: 40%
Preparation to the CISM & test 20 %