About SECO-Institute

Security & Continuity Institute (SECO) is Europe’s leading institute for highly qualified Security & Continuity certifications and the body of knowledge of the Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program.
SECO-Institute certifies professionals (from beginner to senior level) in:

  • Information Security
  • IT-Security
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Secure Software
  • Business Continuity
  • Crisis Management 

Our goal is to improve Security & Continuity through our globally recognised certifications, professional development courses and networking opportunities.


SECO-Institute came to existence in 2008 when the Security Academy Netherlands started to develop certification courses in Security and Business Continuity. Security Academy and started to develop an internationally recognised Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program, based on the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF). In 2016, the Security Academy decided to focus on educational activities and transferred the complete courseware development process to the SECO-Institute.

At present, SECO-Institute acts as an independent body of knowledge for the Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program. SECO's mission is to educate professionals for job-specific expertise in Security & Continuity from beginner to senior level. With worldwide training and examination partners, personal certification titles and an independent courseware development centre, SECO-Institute is the European alternative for American certifications.

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