25 March 2021

The need for effective cybersecurity training is more pressing than ever. With COVID-19 restrictions bringing about the increasing shift to home working, companies are now offering many more vulnerable points to malicious hackers. According to the IBM Data Breach Report, the average cost of a data breach in 2020 was 3.86 million dollars and the average time to identify and contain it was 280 days. The shift to remote work has created a more complex security landscape that will require significant focus and resources moving forward. Training is crucial to help organisations and teams to become cyber-aware with regards to best practices including password strength, phishing emails (which have exploded in number since the start of the pandemic) and other types of cyber-attacks.

A new Cyberwiser.eu Training event is taking place on March 25, 4:30 pm CET. The event is split in two parts with panel discussions and practical training sessions on the Cyberwiser.eu platform.

Who is it for?

This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about how to increase their competencies in cybersecurity, for ICT-dependent businesses who would like to train their staff in cybersecurity but have limited budget, for staff working in remote who would like to step up their cybersecurity skills.


Organisation and key takeaways:

The first part of the event will gather experts from all across Europe setting the scene on the state of the art in cybersecurity training, presenting existing solutions and opportunities to increase capacity building, evaluating best practices based on the emerging needs of SMEs and other organisations. Two panel discussions will be looking at how Europe is tackling the cybersecurity-skills gap based on the progress of the future European Cybersecurity Competence Network as well as practical tools and services to address it quickly and comprehensively.

In the practical training sessions on CYBERWISER.eu platform, participants will have the opportunity to join a demonstration of the CYBERWISER.eu training platform and get in direct contact with a CYBERWISER.eu Tutor, in order to create a specific training path customised on their organisations' needs. The technical characteristics of the training path more suitable for each organisation will be defined in this phase, and participants will be able to start using the CYBERWISER.eu platform right away and free of charge!

The event is free of charge and is part of the CYBERWISER.eu dissemination programme, sponsored by the European Commission.