This article appeared at The Manila Times on 31 January 2022


CYBERSECURITY is not an information technology (IT) problem. It is everyone’s problem.

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is building on its legacy of educating leaders in business and management by launching a master’s program in cybersecurity to meet current challenges faced by almost all organizations in the digital age.

On Feb. 5, 2022, the Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business at AIM will be launching its newest degree program, Master in Cybersecurity.

Contrary to the norm of housing cybersecurity courses under engineering or IT departments, AIM’s approach to cybersecurity challenges brings focus to the importance of management in mitigating cyber risks and protecting data.

The program opens its doors to both nontechnical managers, who need the added technical knowledge, and technical managers, who need to build their organizational management capabilities, to empower them to properly steer their teams in the face of cyberattacks and related risks.

Cyberrisks, such as ransomware, data leaks, phishing and hacking, threaten organizations with the loss of customer data, confidential company information and even revenue.

Small businesses are particularly vulnerable, partly due to having less sophisticated security systems and not having dedicated teams in place.

AIM’s newest 18-month, hybrid, part-time cybersecurity master’s program will empower experienced managers to lead their organizations by expertly and successfully navigating and managing cybersecurity challenges.

The curriculum addresses a growing need to manage cybersecurity threats, particularly as today’s organizations adopt new technologies and restructure the workplace, especially in the post-pandemic landscape.

Expert faculty and practitioners of IT and cybersecurity will train students to become cybersecurity professionals in information security, both in detection and prevention. To know more or enroll, join us at our virtual info session on February 5, or send an email to for future events and more information on the program.

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