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Effective training in cybersecurity in the new era of staff remotisation: Practical solutions, tools & opportunities





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.


What's in it for me?

  • I know I have a problem with competencies in cybersecurity! What are my options?

  • I depend on ICT for my business: How do I train my staff in cybersecurity if I have a limited budget?

  • Staff working from remote will increase cyber risks: How do we step up our cybersecurity skills?

This workshop is specifically for all those who are pondering these questions!

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 pratical training sessions on CYBERWISER.eu platform, you will have the opportunity to participate in a more detailed demonstration of the CYBERWISER.eu training platform and get in direct contact with a CYBERWISER.eu Tutor that will be interacting with you, in order to create a specific training path customised on the needs of your organisation. We will define together the technical characteristics of your training path and you will be able to start using the CYBERWISER.eu platform right away and free of charge!

Is there a cost to participate?

No. The event is free of charge and is part of the CYBERWISER.eu dissemination programme, sponsored by the European Commission.



Agenda - Part I - Choosing the right training in cybersecurity: Challenges and viable options

Timing Session


Welcome to our networking space


Opening of the event


Opening statement from the European Commission


Keynote 1: Cybersecurity - Global challenges and training options


Roundtable 1: Capacity building in cybersecurity: solutions - with the 4 pilots of the future European Cybersecurity Competence Network


Keynote 2: 'training online' your staff - pros & cons, best practices and innovations


Keynote 3: 'training F2F' your staff (at your premises or at the trainer's premises) - pros & cons, best practices and innovations


Coffee break (bring your own coffee & meet up in our networking area)


Free training session on the CYBERWISER.eu platform


Lunch break (bring your own lunch & meet up in our networking area)


Roundtable 2: Opportunities for SMEs in Europe to improve their cyber resilience


Successful training: Real-life from our open pilots


Successful training: Real-life from our open pilots


Keynote 4: Future needs and trends in cybersecurity training


Closing remarks & short break prior to start Part B




Agenda - Part II - Experience a state-of-the-art cybersecurity training session - Enrol your team to a free training path on CYBERWISER.eu

Timing Session


Which learning paths to train my staff?


Success stories on CYBERWISER.eu and options available to SMEs, microenterprises and individuals


Deep dive on the CYBERWISER.eu platform


Choose your cybersecurity tutor and sign up to your free, tailor-made training course on CYBERWISER.eu


Closing remarks and post-event takeaways