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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 platform, you will have the opportunity to participate in a more detailed demonstration of the training platform and get in direct contact with a 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 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 dissemination programme, sponsored by the European Commission.


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

Time Title Speaker
09:00-10:00 Welcome to our networking space – grab a cup and enjoy our virtual lounge, waiting for the event to start.

Any questions? – please ask the organisers present at the front desk

Katrina Sichel, Moderator
10:00-10:05 Opening of the event Silvana MuscellaCEO – Trust-IT Services
10:05-10:10 Opening statement from the European Commission Pavlos FournogerakisDG CONNECT
10:10-10:20 Keynote 1: Cybersecurity – Global challenges and training options Steve Durbin, CEO – Information Security Forum (ISF)
10:20-10:45 Roundtable 1: Capacity building in cybersecurity: solutions – with ECSO and the 4 Pilots of the future European Cybersecurity Competence Network Nina OlesenSenior Policy Manager – European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)

Jakub Cegan, CONCORDIA

Jan Hanjy, SPARTA

David Goodman, Cybersec4Europe

Matteo MerialdoECHO

10:45-11:00 Keynote 2: ‘online training’ for your staff – pros and cons, best practices and innovations John DaviesDirector – Pervade Software, Manager – South Wales Cyber Security Cluster 
11:00-11:15 Keynote 3: ‘F2F training’ for your staff (at your or your trainer’s premises) – pros and cons, best practices and innovations Fabio di FrancoICT security expert – ENISA
11:15-11:30 Coffee break (bring your own coffee & meet up in our networking area)  
11:30-12:30 Free training session on the platform  
12:30-13:15 Lunch break (bring your own lunch & meet up in our networking area)  
13:15-13:45 Roundtable 2: Opportunities for SMEs in Europe to improve their cyber resilience John DaviesDirector – Pervade Software, Manager – South Wales Cyber Security Cluster 

Peter MeyerIT-Security expert –

Radu Rujan, R&D and Project Management Consultant, APM Cluj

13:45-13:55 Roundtable 3: How to get started. An Interactive Session for SME Newcomers to Cyber Training (part 1: Real-life experiences, e.g. testimonials from selected users, about 20-25 minutes). Part 2: Q&A with selected participants (20-25 mins). Total. 45 minutes Hani Banayoti, Director – CyberSolace
13:55-14:10 Keynote 4: Future needs and trends in cybersecurity training Charlie Lewis, Cybersecurity Expert Associate Partner – McKinsey & Company
14:10-14:30 Closing remarks & lessons learned  


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

Timing Session
14:30-14:45 Choosing the right learning path (for your staff)
14:45-15:00 Success stories on and options available to SMEs, microenterprises and individuals
15:00-15:30 Deep dive on the platform
15:30-16:15 Choose your cybersecurity tutor and sign up to your free, tailor-made training course on
The training you will choose for yourself will be redeemed by you and the staff you will want to involve from
your company within the next 6 month
16:15-16:30 Closing remarks and post-event takeaways

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