1. Home
  2. Data protection/AI
  3. Cybersecurity Policies and Practices in the EU – for non-IT Experts (Full course)

Cybersecurity Policies and Practices in the EU – for non-IT Experts (Full course)

The online course Cybersecurity Policies and Practices in the EU (for non-IT experts) focuses on the legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity, covering cybersecurity standards in the EU, how to adopt them and put them into practice.

About this course

This training focuses on the policy aspects of cybersecurity, covering cybersecurity standards in the EU, how to adopt them and put them into practice. The course is offered entirely online, and you will be able to decide whether to complete two modules or one.

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Over the past decades, the internet and information and communication technologies (ICTs) have had a profound impact on our daily lives, becoming an integral part of our institutional and social fabric. The supply of critical services across many sectors, including emergency and security services, health, water and food, energy and electricity, banking and finance, commerce, transportation, communications and education is now heavily reliant on ICTs. Our reliance on the internet and digital technologies makes us more vulnerable to new threats, including cybersecurity attacks. These threats put the provision of critical services, as well as the EU’s economies, at risk and ultimately compromise the security and fundamental rights of EU citizens.

Breaches of information security are a major threat to the functioning of our society, jeopardising public services, businesses and the economy. Under the EU regulatory framework (e.g. GDPR, NIS, Cybersecurity Act) our cybersecurity risks need to be evaluated. Security controls need to be implemented in the information systems of our infrastructures where all procedures, personal data, people and objects are stored and exchanged in a secure manner. To plan and implement efficient security policies and to comply with the EU regulations, public authorities, organisations and professionals need to raise their cybersecurity awareness and fully develop the necessary skills. Professionals need to be aware of the various cybersecurity standards (e.g. ISO 27001, ISO 27005, ISO 28000, ISO 15408) and procedures that can help them to become compliant with the EU regulations and protect their daily work, organisation and sector.

This training focuses on the policy aspects of cybersecurity, covering cybersecurity standards in the EU, how to adopt them and how to put them into practice. This unique programme brings together the experience of cybersecurity, security, EU policy and public administration experts to provide a practical understanding of the challenges related to designing and implementing cyber-proof policies within organisations and sectors. The training is designed specifically for non-IT professionals, with the objective of providing participants with the knowledge and skill set necessary to deal confidently with cybersecurity measures within their sectors and organisations.

What you will learn

  • cybersecurity: fundamental concepts and knowledge;
  • legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity in the EU: EU directives, guidelines, regulations, initiatives;
  • assessing cybersecurity risks: identifying threats, vulnerabilities and impact, in various critical sectors including emergency, health, water and food, energy and electricity, banking and finance, commerce, transportation, communications and education;
  • cybersecurity management and governance: bodies involved, processes and policies to manage cyber risks;
  • crisis communication, business continuity and disaster recovery planning;
  • prevention: the components of comprehensive cybersecurity policies;
  • formulating policies to strengthen cybersecurity resilience: how do I design policy measures to make my sector or organisation cyber resilient?

Course methodology and highlights

  • The delivery of our online training programmes is planned following the input of our online pedagogy specialists, to provide you with a high quality and effective educational experience.
  • In this online training, we adopt a comprehensive approach combining an in-depth overview of the legislative and policy considerations to be taken into account when formulating cyber-resilient measures, and practical training.
  • We will provide practical guidelines and use case studies, good practices and hands-on simulation exercises to allow you understand, design, adopt and implement good cybersecurity measures in your work, organisation and sector.
  • After this training, you will be able to use all the materials and practical exercises for your work.
  • The programme of this online course is divided into two modules to offer you flexibility in adapting it to your needs.
  • Module 1 focuses on the legal and policy dimension of cybersecurity in Europe and offers you an in-depth overview of the fundamental concepts in cybersecurity to understand relevant EU directives, guidelines and regulations.
  • Module 2 will offer you practical training (no IT expertise required) on how to design and implement cybersecurity policies and practices to protect your daily work, organisation and sector. If you prefer to attend just one of the modules, you can click on Module 1 or Module 2.

This course will help you to further your understanding of EU cybersecurity policies and practices, in addition to providing you with excellent practical knowledge and hands-on training regarding cybersecurity vulnerabilities, threats, prevention and policies.

All the sessions of this course are live streamed, through a secure connection, to facilitate real-time interaction with our experts and other participants. In addition, by joining this course, you will have access to:

  • membership of an international network of professionals, for peer-learning and exchanging best practices (please note, joining the network is optional)

You will also have access to the course materials for three months after the course on our e-learning platform.

  • Recent reports warn us about cybersecurity skills gaps among non-IT experts across all sectors in the EU, including public officials, lawyers, administrative staff, healthcare professionals and database managers. The course is relevant for public officials, legal practitioners, database managers and professionals in the private sector.
  • Whether you are a policymaker, interested in incorporating cyber resilience in your policies, or a professional who wants to make their work and organisation safer, this training is designed for you.
  • Once you register, we will ask you for details about your own professional sector. We have over 20 case studies and will select the case studies on the basis of your individual needs.

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Eveline Hermens
Tel: +31 43 3296259
e.hermens@eipa.eu

Discounts
EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

Download the brochure

I have a question

Our experts

Programme

Module 1 – Part 1: The issue of cybersecurity European challenges and standards
09.45Welcome and introduction to the online seminar
Florina Pop, Senior Expert, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)
10.00The EU cybersecurity threat landscape

  • Overview of emerging cyberthreats in Europe
  • Affected sectors
  • Shaping a more secure digital future in Europe
  • Effective cooperation against cyberthreats.

Brian Honan, Director, BH Consulting, Dublin (IE) (invited)

10.45Break
11.00Fundamental concepts and the EU cybersecurity environment
Basic definitions and concepts; EU cybersecurity stakeholders (e.g. ENISA, CSIRT network, NIS Cooperation Group, EU cybersecurity agencies)
Prof Nineta Polemi, University of Piraeus, Cybersecurity Lab, CTO & co-founder of trustilio BV, Athens (GR)
11.45Group discussion
12.00Cyberthreat intelligence and standards

  • Threats, vulnerabilities, attack potential and risks;
  • Cybersecurity standards (e.g. ISO 2700x family, ISO 15408).

Dr Nineta Polemi

12.45Q&A session
13.00Lunch break
14.00Non-technical challenges – People: the weakest cybersecurity and privacy link
The relations between human activity, cybersecurity and privacy will be explored. Examples of breaches related to human actions will be presented: In particular intentional and not intentional cybersecurity threats and attacks and their impacts to the organizations
Prof Haris Mouratidis, Director, Institute for Analytics and Data Science/Professor, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering/University of Essex (UK)
14.45End of first part of Module 1
Module 1 – Part 2: The issue of cybersecurity European challenges and standards
9.00Introduction to security management

  • Threat landscape – threat assessment
  • Risk assessment & management principles

Dr Nineta Polemi

10.00Break
10.15Cybersecurity certification – Certification Act
The Cybersecurity Act and policy responses in different sectors
Dr Nineta Polemi
11.15Master class
I am a Data Protection Officer: what are my responsibilities?
Florina Pop
12.15Q&A session
12.30Lunch break
13.30Cybersecurity and Cyber-awareness: how it is managed at the European Commission
Clarrissa Cecchi, IT Security Officer and Cybersecurity Expert, European Commission and Women4Cyber, Italy
14.15Q&A session and end of Module 1
Extra lectures available online to participants
These lectures are optional and accompanied by optional readings and quizzes.
Module 2 – Part 1: Cybersecurity in practice
09.00Master class
Digital transformation and cybersecurity: exploring the proposed Cyber Resilience Act
Florina Pop
10.00Break
10.15The EU regulatory cybersecurity framework in practice
Explaining in practical terms the EU cybersecurity directives e.g. NIS, GDPR
Dr Nineta Polemi
11.00Group discussion
11.15Break
11.30Workshop: How do I create cybersecurity policies and procedures for my sector/organisation? The starter toolkit
Florina Pop
12.15Q&A Session
12.30Lunch break
13.30Group exercise: creating a cybersecurity policy toolkit
This will cover the overall understanding of the workshop and it will test the knowledge of the attendees through a group exercise. The participants will have the next 30 minutes to create their responses and 30 minutes to present their policies to the group.
14.30Keynote speaker
Non-malicious uses of AI for law enforcement purposes
David Leon Sanchez, Head of Data Science Team, Europol
15.30End of the first part of Module 2
Module 2 – Part 2: Cybersecurity in practice
09.00Cybersecurity Incident Handling
Incidents can disrupt an organisation, businesses and supply chains; business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans will ensure that organisations can respond and continue their operations. Examples from governmental disruptions.
Prof. Haris Mouratidis
10.00Break
10.15Personal hygiene for cybersecurity and privacy
What type of measures can a simple user undertake? Examples from ‘bring your own device’ (BoD) will be provided together with a short introduction on some guidelines for personal information security and privacy.
Prof. Haris MouratidisGuided in-class exercise on incident handling, business continuity and disaster recovery plans
Dr Nineta Polemi and Prof. Haris Mouratidis
11.00Break and Q&A session
11.30The European Cybersecurity Skills Framework (ECSF)
Prof Nineta Polemi & Prof Haris Mouratidis
12.30End of Module 2 and the course
Extra lectures available online to participants
These lectures are optional and accompanied by optional readings and quizzes.

What former participants say

Leave a review

Review
Privacy

No reviews found

Cybersecurity Policies and Practices in the EU – for non-IT Experts (Full course)

Confirmed
14 Nov 2022 - 17 Nov 2022
Online
English

Simultaneous interpretation can be offered. Contact the programme organizer for more information and conditions.

SKU: 2211507
Register before: 10 Nov 2022
 1.300 per attendee
 1.170 for EIPA members
Registration closed

Discount policy

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount

For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

For more information please contact us.

Subscribe to our newsletter

SKU: 2211507
Register before: 10 Nov 2022

Related courses