Project on cyber security successfully implemented

Kazimieras Simonavičius University together with 7 international partners successfully implemented the project “Investigating, Developing And Providing Awareness About Innovative Lesson Syllabus Implemented in Cyber Security Technologies in Information Technologies” which was financed under Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 2 for Strategic Partnership).

Project partners:

  • Zonguldak Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi, Turkey (the leading partner)
  • Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey
  • Buckinghamshire New University, UK
  • Kazimieras Simonavičius University, Lithuania
  • Institute for Work And Technology, Germany
  • Asociación Empresarial de Ingeniería y Formación, Spain
  • EPRALIMA Vocational School of Alto Lima, Portugal
  • Ud’Anet Srl, Italy

Background of the project

The companies and public offices have taken some cyber security precautions in order to strengthen IT system security and protect information. Depending on these precautions, cyber security market is growing. The increasing potential of cyber security market is also bringing an increase in employment in information security field which increases 13 % every year. In January 2013, 2013-2014 Cyber Security Strategy has been prepared by European Commission in order to take precautions against the cyber-attacks which are performed continuously to the public offices and strategically important offices. Within the context of this strategy, it was decided that the demand of academic trainings in cyber security field is increasing.

The main aims of the project were the following:

  • Disseminating cyber security issues in formal and non-formal education
  • Adding cyber security to the curriculum of computer programming departments in vocational schools
  • Raising awareness about secure use of internet and secure internet services
  • Improving and disseminating the service in this sector
  • Fostering research & development activities in this context
  • Broadening the pool of skilled workers capable of supporting a cyber-secure nation
  • Fostering development and skills of teachers and trainers and founding partnership by focusing on the education of company trainers and partners in work-based education, school teachers and company trainers

During the project the following intellectual outputs were created:

  • Cyber Security Lesson Curriculum
  • E-Learning Platform
  • Cyber Security Book
  • Cyber Security Education Curriculum QR Code Application
  • Reviewing and Analysing European Practice in Cyber Security Education

The project was implemented on 01.09.2016 – 30.11.2018.

More information on the project and its outcomes is available on the following website www.cybersecurityplus.org.