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Cybersecurity Policies and Practices in the EU – for non-IT Experts (Module 2: Cybersecurity in Practice)

The online course Cybersecurity Policies and Practices in the EU (for non-IT experts) – Module 2: Cybersecurity in practice focuses on the practical, hands-on aspects of cybersecurity, covering cybersecurity policymaking, incident handling, security management, the impact of AI on cybersecurity, and the link between human activity, cybersecurity and privacy.

About this course

This training focuses on the practical aspects of cybersecurity, covering personal cybersecurity, cyber hygiene, creating cybersecurity policies and incident handling. You will undertake practical exercises throughout the course to give you a solid understanding of cybersecurity in practice.

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 cyber security 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 security management 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 practical aspects of cybersecurity, taking a hands-on approach in demonstrating how personal cybersecurity, security management and incident handling are vital for the safe functioning of an organisation. 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

  • the relationship between human activity, cybersecurity and privacy;
  • how to improve personal hygiene for cybersecurity and privacy;
  • how to create cybersecurity policies and procedures for your sector or organisation;
  • the malicious uses of AI in cybersecurity;
  • cybersecurity incident handling;
  • how to implement business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans.

Course methodology/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 2 will offer you a practical training (no IT expertise required) on how to design and implement cybersecurity policies and practices to protect your daily work, organisation and sector.

This course will help you to further your general understanding of the relationship between human activity, cybersecurity and privacy in practice, in addition to providing you with excellent practical knowledge and hands-on training regarding cybersecurity security management, creating cybersecurity policies and how to handle cybersecurity incidents.

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.

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Haris Mouratidis

Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS), University of Essex

Programme

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.

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Cybersecurity Policies and Practices in the EU – for non-IT Experts (Module 2: Cybersecurity in Practice)

16 Nov 2022 - 17 Nov 2022
Online
English

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

SKU: 22115072
Register before: 10 Nov 2022
 700 per attendee
 630 for EIPA members
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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.

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SKU: 22115072
Register before: 10 Nov 2022

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