CONCORDIA Cybersecurity Skills Certification Framework
As part of Task T3.4 – Establishing an European Education Ecosystem for Cybersecurity, the CONCORDIA project has implemented various activities in relation to cybersecurity skills training courses. (More information can be found at https://www.concordia-h2020.eu/concordia-service-cybersecurity-skills/
). During these activities, a gap was identified in relation to the certification of the knowledge, skills and abilities of cybersecurity professionals. Specifically, although many certification schemes exist in the are of cybersecurity skills, there is no common approach and baseline leading to a fragmentation of the market and a reduction to the possible value of such certifications.
Teach the Teachers in high-school: Methodology and Guidelines
Teachers have an important role in building and consolidating the cybersecurity culture at all levels. By helping children and young adults grasp the basics of cyber, discover the domain, or develop more advanced skills in the area, they contribute on the medium term to reducing the skills gap. This effort is specifically important at the high-school level, the period when the young adults reflect on their future careers.
The Methodology proposes to best match the different cyber related knowledge level of the high-school students, with their interest on specific topics. This work will focus on two major aspects, cybersafety and cybersecurity. With cybersafety we are targeting a more supportive and theoretical approach to the current threats that high-school students are facing today, also teaching ways to handle difficult situations as well as informing the proper people and authorities to get help in case of an incident. With the cybersecurity courses we are looking to advance the technical skills of students and at the same time incentivize them to learn more about jobs and career paths in cybersecurity that they might want to follow in the future.
Teaching Cybersecurity in High-School-survey_report
Cybersecurity is a major concern for our societies at large. Children start using the internet at an early age and more than 90% of young Europeans are online. Using the internet brings a lot of benefits linked to information and communication but it comes with certain risks: privacy violation, identity theft, ransomware, fraudulent usage of debit cards, etc. It is therefore of paramount importance that new generations are made aware and kept updated about the major threats, new technologies as well as appropriate individual and collective behaviors in order to reduce risks.
CONCORDIA Course “Becoming a Cybersecurity Consultant” The Pilot – structure and deployment
This document describes the pilot course “Becoming a Cybersecurity Consultant” in terms of structure and its deployment. It also contains details on the feedback received from the participants to the pilot, and the next steps envisioned to be taken in year 2021.
CONCORDIA Workshop on Education for cybersecurity professionals -post workshop report –
The purpose of this document is to present the results of the CONCORDIA Workshop on Education for Cybersecurity Professionals organized online on June 2nd-3rd,2020.
The workshop ran in the framework of the CONCORDIA project, linked to the activities on developing (1) a framework for skills certification and (2)course content creation for cybersecurity professionals.
Feasibility Study “Cybersecurity Skills Certifications”
This document contains the results of the analysis of the current situation regarding the certification of cybersecurity skills and the conclusions regarding the gaps derived by the project team.
Methodology for the creation and deployment of new courses and/or teaching materials for cybersecurity professionals
The purpose of this document is to propose a Methodology for designing and deploying courses for professionals while considering the specificities of the cybersecurity area. Based on this Methodology, new courses will be developed targeting mainly industry mid-level management and/or executives.
Assessing the courses for Cybersecurity professionals already developed by CONCORDIA partners
The Report and is providing insights on the courses for Cybersecurity professionals already developed by CONCORDIA partners while placing them in the larger landscape of cybersecurity.