Train yourself in Cyberdefense to meet the major challenges of digital security and sovereignty.

The Cyberdefense of our digital systems is a priority to guarantee our security, our prosperity and our freedoms. The Hexagone School Cyberdefense course was built with the best French providers of security solutions, such as Stormshield (Airbus), Outscale (Dassault Systèmes) or HarfangLab.

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Why a cyberdefense programme?

States, institutions and companies are faced with fierce international competition that increasingly translates into ruthless clashes in cyberspace. The health crisis we are experiencing has highlighted the importance of digital technology for our societies but has also revealed weaknesses, such as during the computer attacks suffered by French hospitals in 2021.

Recruitment in the field of cyber defense in the years to come will be massive in the public and in the private sector: for example, the Ministry of the Armed Forces has announced the recruitment of 2,000 additional cyber-combatants within 3 years.

The skills shortage is gigantic, while the stakes are fundamental.

This is why, while remaining faithful to its values of excellence, innovation and quality, the Hexagon School has decided to open a Cyberdefense course under the authority of Commander Nicolas MALBEC who also has important responsibilities within the Cyber Defense Command (COMCYBER).

Already rewarded and recognized

Cabinet EDUNIVERSAL awarded the Innovation Prize to our Cyberdefense and Information Systems Security Masters.

EDUNIVERSAL Innovation Prize

It is a recognition of the quality of our training preparing for careers in cybersecurity and cyberdefense: pentester, cryptologist, cybersecurity/cyberdefense engineer, consultant, etc.

An experienced field team to train you

Nicolas MALBEC, Captain of the French Navy

Captain MALBEC

Curriculum director

Commander, more than 20 years spent in the IT teams of the French Navy, Commander MALBEC joined COMCYBER (Ministry of the French Armed Forces) in September 2021.
At the same time, he directs the Cyberdefense curriculum at École Hexagone.

Floriane ALIXE
Floriane ALIXE

COO at HarphangLab, Floriane also teaches attack techniques and how to counter them using artificial intelligence embedded in EDRs (Endpoint Detection and Response).


Cybersecurity manager at Palo Alto for Europe, Raphaël is a polytechnician and IHEDN auditor. He was the head of the Interministerial Network of the State (RIE), SSI official of the Ministry of the Interior, consultant at Hervé Schauer Consultants and reserve officer in the French Navy. He teaches DevSecOps.


High-level cyber expert, Nils is an IHEDN auditor and CISSP qualified.


As head of the Strategy Department at ANSSI, Fabien monitors and analyses trends related to digital transformation to identify new challenges.


Cyber legal adviser at COMCYBER, Thomas started his consulting career at ANSSI. He works with students and work-study students to make them aware of the different legal frameworks and rules surrounding Cyberdefense.


Detailed programme 1st and 2nd years

1st year - Master 1
(600 hours)

  • Cryptography and Blockchain
  • Systems security
  • Networks and protocols security
  • Architectures and cloud security
  • Cyberdefense policy
  • Standardiation : ISO 2700x, sectorial (PCI-DSS, HDS) and audits (CC, CSPN)
  • Cyber risk management
  • Cybersecurity supervision
  • AI and cyberdefense (fundamentals, defense aid)
  • Cyberspace law
  • Sport

2nd year - Master 2
(450 hours)

  • Auditing (code, reverse engineering, pen test, bug bounty, forensic)
  • IT project management including DevSecOps
  • Incident response, crisis management (CERT, BCP/DRP, wargame)
  • AI et cyberdefense (AI based attacks, attacks on AI)
  • Robots and cybersecurity
  • Geopolitics of cyberdefense
  • Methodology and support for dissertation
  • Sport

Assessment methods:

Reconstituted professional scenarios: these are fictitious or real cases where the candidate must provide written and/or oral deliverables. They are carried out individually or collectively, supervised by trainers and consultants from partner companies. The candidate will propose on the one hand a technical solution and on the other hand all types of documentation (specifications, instructions, manual, business plan, etc.);

Case studies: It allows the candidate to look into a real and past situation, where he will have to collect information to understand and analyze the situation and the context of a problem posed and to draw conclusions;

Practical work: These are exercises carried out in the center over a limited period of time, generally 2 to 4 hours, where the candidates will have to apply their technical know-how;

Certifications from manufacturers or editors;

Professional dissertation and oral defense.

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In the press News from the curriculum

Alliancy - Florence BOULENGER

Cyberdefense : 20,000 to 30,000 profiles are missing in France

Pour faire face à la pénurie de 20 000 à 30 000 professionnels de la cyber-sécurité en France, les offres de formation commencent à se structurer. L’école Hexagone à Versailles lancera en septembre prochain le mastère « Cyberdéfense et Sécurité des systèmes d’information », placé sous l’autorité du capitaine de frégate Nicolas Malbec, membre du ComCyber (Commandement de la Cyberdéfense) et ingénieur de formation.

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Le Monde Informatique

A new master in Cyberdefense and IT security opening in École Hexagone

L’école d’informatique Hexagone proposera à partir de la rentrée académique 2022 un Mastère en cyberdéfense et sécurité des systèmes d’information, placé sous la direction du capitaine de frégate Nicolas Malbec. Ce programme fera intervenir des spécialistes français du domaine, tels que Stormshield, Outscale et HarfangLab sur le campus de Versailles.

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Le Figaro Étudiant

Hexagone will train the future cyberdefense experts

École d’Ingénieurs IA, Hexagone proposera à la rentrée un nouveau cursus dédié à la cyberdéfense. Ce programme en alternance de deux ans fera intervenir des pointures du domaine et des sociétés éditant des solutions made in France.

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