Cybersecurity fundamentals

Project number: 1PL01-Ka203-065688

The project leader:  Wyzsza Szkola Ekonomii, Prawa i Nauk Medycznych im. prof. Edwarda Lipinskiego w Kielcach

Duration: 1/09/2019 - 31/8/2022

Program: ERASMUS+, Call 2019 Round 1 KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Team leader of AMBIS University a.s.: doc. JUDr. Jan Kolouch, Ph.D.

About the project:

Cybersecurity is a growing concern in all parts of the world, with cyberattacks happening every second and annual cybercrime damages expected to reach $6 trillion by 2021 (Cybersecurity Ventures). At the same time cybersecurity education is significantly lacking. "According to the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce (GISW) Study, two-thirds of its nearly 20,000 respondents indicated that their organizations lack the number of cybersecurity professionals needed for today’s threat climate" ("The Cybersecurity Talent Gap Is An Industry Crisis", Brian NeSmith, Forbes Technology Council). By 2021 the number of unfilled positions in the field of cybersecurity is expected to reach 3,5 million.

The project's objective is to create an innovative, attractive and effective e-learning course that will teach basic cybersecurity skills to students of internal security, computer science, economics, management and law. The knowledge and skills gained will help graduates in their professional and everyday lives and significantly boost their employability. The tangible result of the project will be an open online course comprising of 6 modules with videos, interactive animations, quizzes created using state-of-the-art e-learning software. Three universities from Poland, Czech Republic and Portugal will cooperate. The main target group are the students of the aforementioned departments at these universities, whose number is expected to reach several thousand in the first year of the project results' implementation. The other beneficiaries include companies and institutions who will be able to use the results to train their employees thanks to the open online character of the course and its ability to be used as a standalone course with no further instruction necessary.

The project results are only the first in an expected series of e-learning courses that will ultimately become a complete, highly specialized, innovative e-learning Master's degree in cybersecurity – the first of its kind in Europe. This is a part of a wider long-term strategy of the institutions involved. 

Partners:  Instituto Politécnico del Beja, Portugal

                   AMBIS University, a.s.