Along with the increased use of technology in recent decades, the field of cybersecurity has received more attention due to the greater exposure of governments, businesses, and the general public to cyber threats. Most European public sector organisations and companies are striving hard to address these cybersecurity challenges due to the lack of appropriately skilled cybersecurity professionals. Research indicates that there is a pressing need (that will grow also in the future) for professionals with cybersecurity skills and difficulty with the supply of professionals with the required high-level qualification. The shortage of cybersecurity workforce and skills gaps are a major concern for both economic development and national security, especially amidst the rapid digitization of the economy. The cybersecurity skills gap and shortage persist in Europe and need to be tackled effectively.
European funded projects like REWIRE Cybersecurity Skills Alliance – A New Vision for Europe aim at addressing the existing skills gaps in the cybersecurity sector through the development of skills framework, blueprint and through the delivery of training programs. In the framework of the REWIRE– project, the European Vocational Training Association (EVTA) and the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) are organising an online event aimed at promoting the REWIRE Cybersecurity Blueprint which focuses on providing a global synthetic vision of all elements relevant for cybersecurity education.
The event will highlight the main components of cybersecurity blueprint that includes a skills framework built upon already existing work (ENISA, ECSF, ESCO, and other pilot projects training activities) , information about the attractiveness of the cybersecurity sector in terms of employment, tools related to cybersecurity skills identification and development as well as information about the governance of cybersecurity skills framework in long term. The event also intends to stimulate an open discussion about the importance of cybersecurity education.
Attendees will walk away with:
- Basic knowledge of the European Cybersecurity Blueprint (skills framework, essential tools for skills identification and development)
- Information regarding REWIRE project activities and upcoming deliverables
- Increased interest in cybersecurity education and career paths
Participation in this event is free but registration is compulsory via this link until 28 January 2023. The registration process is in full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.