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Collaborative, Multi-modal and Agile Professional Cybersecurity Training Program for a Skilled Workforce In the European Digital Single Market and Industries

Project Overview: 

CyberSecPro aims to promote a new way of training future cybersecurity professionals in Europe based on current market needs. To this end, the project contributes to provide an agile professional program of practical cybersecurity training programs and modules to stimulate specific skills and competencies, involving multiple Higher Education Institutions (HEIs, 14 in total) and security companies (13 in total) from 16 EU countries. All of them aligned to identify current market needs and constantly update training programs, to subsequently achieve mobility, innovation and excellence.

The goal is therefore to enhance the role of HEIs to provide more practical skills capable of impacting and potentially driving a trustworthy digital transformation in critical sectors of the economy. In this sense, the piloting and testing areas within the project and its practical exercises are mainly focused on three sectors, considered today as strategic areas, such as energy, healthcare and maritime. Of these three sectors, NICS Lab is primarily responsible for the design of the curricula portfolio corresponding to the control and energy industry. 

Training modules: 
Within the CybserSecPro project, NICS Lab participates in the design, implementation and commissioning of four training models, all of them related to the field of cybersecurity in the energy sector. The four modules integrate the experience and high specialisation of several European experts in the field of cybersecurity and the energy sector, following methodological procedures and coordinated actions to allow a better integration of contents, topics and exercises. 
All these experts, both from academia and industry, are collaborating intensively to develop different types of materials with a high level of specialisation, and for different types of audiences: CISO, cyber incident responder, risk manager, cybersecurity architect, pentester, researcher, educator, student, cybersecurity aspirant, among others. The approach adopted for the design of these four modules follows an essentially practical approach to improve the knowledge and skills, covering various knowledge areas in line with current market demand.
The information about each of the four modules will be shown below as soon as they are available:
•⁠  ⁠CyberSecPro Professional Training Module CPS001_C_E: “Cybersecurity Essentials and Management for Energy Sector”
•⁠  ⁠Teaser Video: 
•. ⁠Online training module, course-type, basic level
•⁠  ⁠Registration: (for detailed information and registration)
•⁠  ⁠This training program is mapped to 5 ECTS credits.
•⁠ ⁠Targeted to a diverse audience: higher education students, energy sector professionals, cybersecurity aspirants, and managers and decision-makers
•⁠  ⁠Trainers from the University of Malaga (Spain), Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland), TalTech (Estonia), PDMFC (Portugal), TRUSTILIO (Netherlands), and SGI (Denmark).