Cybercrime, Cyberthreats, and Cybersecurity Training in Vilnius

On June 18-19, the vibrant city of Vilnius hosted the inaugural session of our cutting-edge course, “Cybercrime, Cyberthreats, and Cybersecurity.” Organized under the guidance of Project EAGLE, this intensive two-day training aimed to equip small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the essential knowledge and practical strategies needed to combat cyber threats and enhance their cyber resilience.

Course Overview

The training provided a comprehensive dive into the critical areas of cybersecurity management, focusing on both theoretical concepts and practical applications. Attendees were introduced to the foundational aspects of cybersecurity, including data privacy, cybercrime, and the evolving legal landscape surrounding these issues.

Participants engaged with the following core topics:

1. Understanding Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities: the course highlighted the latest trends in cyber threats, offering insights into the most common vulnerabilities and hybrid threats. Practical examples underscored the real-world relevance of these issues.

2. Cybersecurity Responsibilities and Legal Liabilities: emphasis was placed on the legal environment governing cybersecurity and data privacy. Participants learned about the responsibilities and liabilities of employees and managers, and how to communicate effectively about cybersecurity within an organization.

3. Organizational and Technical Security Measures: detailed discussions covered the importance of cyber hygiene, business continuity planning, and the creation of internal cybersecurity documents. The course also tackled the challenge of avoiding mere formal compliance by integrating meaningful security measures.

4. Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Incident Management: the second day focused on practical risk assessment techniques, including the use of automated tools, and strategies for managing cybersecurity incidents. Participants practiced these skills through hands-on exercises, such as a phishing simulation and a risk assessment using an automated tool.

5. Effective Crisis Management: Through practical examples, the training illustrated how to handle crises triggered by cyberattacks, emphasizing the importance of preparedness and responsible disclosure.

Outcomes and Impact

The event successfully equipped SMEs with actionable insights and tools to enhance their cybersecurity posture. Participants left with a better understanding of how to protect their organizations against cyber threats, manage cybersecurity incidents, and ensure compliance with legal standards.

The training emphasized the importance of continuous education and proactive measures in maintaining cybersecurity. By fostering a culture of awareness and responsibility, SMEs can better navigate the complex landscape of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

We are excited about the positive feedback from this first session and look forward to organizing future iterations of the course to continue supporting SMEs in their cybersecurity journey.

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