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Europe's new cybersecurity Master's Programme 
The Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano is delighted to announce its participation in the innovative Digital4Security project, an initiative designed to enhance Europe’s cybersecurity defenses by addressing the critical shortage of skilled professionals in the field. This €20m industry-led Master's is supported by funding from the DIGITAL Europe Programme. Digital4Security aims to upgrade the European cybersecurity landscape through a comprehensive educational and training strategy.

Digital4Security  is dedicated to equipping European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with comprehensive knowledge in cybersecurity management, regulatory compliance, and technical skills.

With a Consortium comprising 37 partners from 14 EU countries, this significant international commitment and collaboration highlights the need for a greater collective response to the biggest challenge facing the digital space. Digital4Security aims to protect economic prosperity and support long-term competitiveness and growth all over Europe by continuously adapting and evolving to counter current and emerging cybersecurity risks.

The programme will offer a unique blend of academic accreditation and industry certification, ensuring graduates are equipped with the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills.Digital4Security will re-skill and up-skill graduates, professionals, managers, and business leaders, empowering them to enhance their cybersecurity infrastructure and incident prevention and management procedures. Graduates will fill high-demand roles outlined in ENISA's European Cybersecurity Skills Framework (ECSF), contributing significantly to the security and success of European businesses.

Politecnico di Milano enhances the project through numerous contributions, starting with the creation of the Masters Programme Curriculum, tailored to meet the evolving needs of students and industry. POLIMI will co-lead the design and implementation of the European Mobility Programme for Students and Teachers, facilitating knowledge exchange and enriching experiences. Politecnico di Milano contributes both with a suite of dynamic and readily accessible training materials and courses, and will create additional case studies, good practices and problem solving projects, fostering critical thinking and practical application of knowledge. Lastly, POLIMI actively contributes to project management, ensuring quality assurance, and fostering the development of a sustainable Masters programme that upholds excellence and meets the needs of stakeholders.

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