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Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in Information Management


Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
in Information Management

The exponential evolution of information technologies and the amount of data generated in a structured and unstructured way are creating new and constant challenges for organizations and managers today. Thus, Social Engineering, coupled with the sophistication and diversification of crime, leads public and private entities to operate under the permanent threat of incidents that may compromise business strategy and/or the confidentiality of customer data.

Meanwhile, the General Data Protection Regulation has also brought new obligations to entities, with consequences that can be serious in terms of financial and criminal penalties. It is, therefore, necessary that managers and heads of organizations are increasingly aware of the risks inherent to cybersecurity and data protection and know how to mitigate them through the various dimensions of management from the point of view of processes, legal, leadership, and skills, among others, that this Executive Program addresses, always with an eminently practical orientation.

At the end of the course, participants should know how to:

  • Support the implementation of an organizational culture and processes that maximize the organization's cybersecurity;
  • Develop multidisciplinary processes for a data protection policy in accordance with current regulations;
  • Know the impact that new technological trends can have in the areas of privacy, data protection and cybersecurity.

The attendance in the course will award all participants an advanced training certificate from NOVA IMS of Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Who is it for?

This program is aimed at managers and professionals who need to deepen their information management skills in the topics of cybersecurity and data protection. Potential candidates include:

  • Managers, executives, and professionals in the areas of communication infrastructure and information systems of the organization;
  • Internal or external consultants; general directors, managers or senior managers, and legal experts with intervention in the area of cybersecurity and data protection.

Study Plan

Course Unit Course Load
Digital transformation in a cybersecurity context 8h
Cybersecurity, management, and governance of IT assets 12h
GDPR: Governance, Implementation, Maintenance, and Control 12h
The Legal Framework of the Digital Ecosystem - Telecommunications, Media and Information Technology (TM... 12h
How to implement an Information Security Management System with ISO / IEC 27001 12h
Cybercrime - Prevention and Forensic Technique 12h
Competitive & Counter Intelligence 12h

Curricular Units

  • Digital Transformation in a Cybersecurity context

    Cybersecurity is one of the areas of technological leadership in the implementation of digital transformation of organizations. It is, therefore, essential to understand which are the various factors and technologies that facilitate this transformation and how organizations are (or can be) prepared for it. In this introduction module to the executive program, transformation and risk management methodologies will also be addressed.

  • Cybersecurity, IT Asset Management, and Governance

    This module focuses on the definition of management policies, mapping, and governance of IT assets in order to identify potential risks and establish mitigation and prevention policies for information management and data protection. In a context where more and more devices are connected to the internet (IoT), the respective vulnerabilities and how to minimize the risks will also be addressed.

  • GDPR: Governance, Implementation, Maintenance and Control

    Since 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been viewed with special care by managers and rarely without insight into how o can value your greatest asset - your customer information. This module will cover governance and privacy policies for compliance with GDPR.

    Among other things, methods for monitoring and auditing compliance will be identified, and procedures and mechanisms for responding to requests to exercise the rights of data subjects and for incident management response will be addressed.

  • The Legal Framework of the Digital Ecosystem - Telecommunications, Media and Information Technology (TMT)

    A module defining the constitutional and criminal limits and criminal liability in a digital context, as well as the definition of computer crime and cybercrime. The general data protection regulation, the supervisory authority - CNPD, the system of sanctions, and the regulation of legal protection of software will also be addressed. All are illustrated with numerous practical examples.

  • How to implement an Information Security Management System with ISO/IEC 27001

    How to define a security policy to support the implementation of an ISMS according to the ISO standard. How to define an information system security architecture, assess, control, and manage risks and their control mechanisms.

  • Cybercrime - Prevention and forensic techniques

    A module where some of the best practices in safeguarding digital information for evidence purposes are addressed, with practical examples, along with the interconnection with crisis management and Criminal Law.

  • “Competitive & Counter Intelligence”

    "Data is the new Oil" is the new mantra of business. However, too much Data and Information, as well as Fake News and misinformation, make navigating the Competitive Environment an absolute nightmare. This module shares how actionable insights (Competitive Intelligence) enable organizations to find their way to success and protect themselves from competitors' onslaughts, for example, through Social Engineering, to gain access to organizations' main assets, their knowledge.

Teaching Staff

Jorge Carrola Rodrigues

Program Coordinator

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Marco Reis

Cybersecurity Technical Director

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André Inácio

Former Inspector, PJ

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André Inácio holds a PhD in Public Law, from Universidad San Pablo CEU (Madrid) and Researcher at CEDIS and IPRI, both from Universidade Nova; Holds the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Criminal Law. He holds a degree in Law from the FDL, a postgraduate degree in Criminology and in European Economic Criminal Law; Auditor of National Defense Criminal Inspector in the Judiciary Police (1988-2009), is a member of the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC).

He has been an invited professor at several universities since 1999, in the areas of Homeland Security, Criminology, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Public International Law and Constitutional Justice, and is currently the Coordinator of the Post-Graduate Course in Criminology and Criminal Investigation at ULHT.

André Inácio is a conference speaker on Security and Criminality, with articles published in several countries. He co-edited "Security at a Crossroad - New Tools for New Challenges" a book published in the USA and is a SIC-news commentator for security and criminal investigation issues. He is also the “Security in Business” columnist for the Vida Económica newspaper, and has had numerous interviews in print media and on radio stations.

Elsa Veloso

CEO, DPO Consulting

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Elsa Veloso, CEO and founder of DPO Consulting, Knowledge On Data Protection, where she works with companies to design and implement their Privacy, Data Protection and Security Programs. She holds a degree in Law from the Catholic University, a lawyer, a Data Protection and Privacy Specialist, and a Master in Business and Administration from ESADE and an MBA from the London Business School and AESE / IESE.

Since it is Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP / E) of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) - an accredited certification by ANSI. It belongs to the Privacy Talks Lisbon where the best practices of the Protection of Personal Data are debated. With intense lifelong training, she has held leading positions in national and international companies with experience in Marketing, Management and Project Leadership.

Together with its team of experts it is working with several companies to implement Data Protection projects and also develops training programs in these areas.

Luís Madureira

Managing Partner, Uberbrands

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Rogério Bravo


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Rogério Bravo is a Chief Inspector at the Criminal Police department, placed in the Central Section of Digital Investigation of the Criminal Police; He was Vice-President of the European Union Cybercrime Task Force of EuroPol and of the "INTERPOL European Working Party on IT Crime"; Designated as liaison of the Ministry of Justice and Criminal Police with the National Center for Cybersecurity; He is a Professor in Information Security, in Cybercrime and Digital Research, and in Computer Law, at the Criminal Police School, at the Faculdade de Ciências, at the Polytechnic Institute of Beja and at Instituto CRIAP - Porto; Technologist, author and co-author of several books and academic papers on these topics.

Rogério holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Postgraduate in Procedural law and Postgraduate in Information Warfare and Competitive Intelligence, and Masters in these two areas of study.

Vítor Agostinho


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Vitor Agostinho has a career of more than 25 years in the Judicial Police (PJ), connected to the areas of digital investigation, and with technical leadership positions of teams, namely of the National Unit for the Combat against Cybercrime and Technological Crime (UNC3T).

He was License Compliance Manager at MICROSOFT for the prevention of counterfeit licenses between 2001 and 2007.

From 2007 to 2017, he was a member of the Security Committee of the EUROPOL National Unit and Vice-President of the ICT Program Committee in support of the EUROPOL administration. He has also served as a Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) consultant at the EU for Cryptography, Cyber-Intelligence and Cybercrime issues, in his extensive curriculum in the area of combating cybercrime, and was responsible for several national and international investigations in the area of cybercrime.

Nuno Goes

Army Officer

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Nuno Casteleiro de Goes is a native of Beja. He is an Army Officer and lecturer at several universities and training centers.

He has the following academic degrees: Master in Military Electrotechnical Engineering, Degree in Military Electrotechnical Engineering in the specialty of Transmissions.

He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Évora and post-graduate degrees in Information Warfare/Competitive Intelligence from the Military Academy, Law and Cybersecurity from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, and Military Sciences and Land Operations from the Military University Institute.

He has been awarded several certifications in the area of security and information systems (CISSP, CISA, CEH, MIEE, 27001 Lead Implementer, etc.), and in Digital Forensics, as well as the Pedagogical Training of Trainers Course by IEFP. Nuno cooperates with three national laboratories (Lab Ubinet - Computer Security and Cybercrime, CINAMIL - Research Center of the Military Academy, and LISP - Laboratory of Informatics, Systems, and Parallelism of the University of Évora) in the themes of Information Security and Digital Forensic Computing.

With over 20 years of experience in the Information and Communication Technologies market, Gabriel Coimbra is Group Vice President of IDC and responsible for IDC's operations in Portugal, the world's leading company in the area of market intelligence, advisory services, and organization of events for the Information Technologies and Digital Transformation markets. In addition to management activities, Gabriel Coimbra is directly involved in designing and coordinating various studies and advisory services that IDC develops in Portugal. He also contributes to several consulting and advisory projects of IDC in Portugal. At the EMEA level, he is part of the team developing new consultancy and advisory practices in IDC. He cooperates on post-graduate, and executive programs in Information Systems and Digital Transformation at NOVA IMS. His opinion is regularly quoted in the specialized and economic press. Gabriel Coimbra has a Master's degree in Statistics and Information Management from NOVA IMS and a post-graduate degree in Advanced Management from Universidade Católica.

General Information

Venue and Timetable

The course takes place at the Campolide Campus of NOVA University of Lisbon, with face-to-face and/or online sessions, according to the regulations in force in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes will be held after working hours three times a week, between 6.30 pm and 10.15 pm.

Application Requirements

To enter this course, the candidate must meet the following conditions:

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in a compatible field (ideally) or relevant professional experience.

How to Apply and Candidate Seriation Process

For the application to be considered complete, the candidate must fill out the form available on the NOVA IMS Application Portal, as well as upload their Curriculum Vitae and submit the application at the end (there is no application fee). The selection process of the candidates is based on the analysis of the academic and professional curriculum. The Selection Board members may decide to interview the candidates.

Course Fees

The course fee is €2.750 and includes coffee breaks and access to campus parking during the weeks of the course. Once admitted to the course and upon confirmation of enrollment, students must make a payment of €500, deductible from the course fee and non-refundable in the event of withdrawal.

Course Payment

The amount may be paid in full or in two installments.


  • 10% early bird reduction for all students who enroll until May 10, 2021 (not cumulative with other discounts);
  • Students who choose to pay the tuition fees in a single payment have a 5% discount, not cumulative with other discounts;
  • Former NOVA IMS Students (Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Master, and Ph.D.) enjoy a 10% discount, not cumulative with other discounts;
  • Companies that finance the course to 3 or more employees have a discount of 20%, not cumulative with other discounts;
  • Participants with a promotional code will have a 10% discount on tuition, not cumulative with other discounts.

Other Information

This course will be taught in Portuguese.

The numerus clausus is limited.