Title Secure Business - Certified Information Security Officers in SMEs
Project Number 2013-1-PL1-LEO05-37738
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Fast development of IT makes that the Information Security (IS) issue is increasingly more important in the world. Small and medium enterprises don't have enough resources and can't invest in IS workers as big companies do. That's why creating state of the art IS blended learning training course is important to meet the demand for such knolwedge tailored to the needs of SMEs.
Nowadays, information is one of the most valuable assets of a company. Losing it may mean a serious financial loss or even going out of market for a company. Protecting essential data is then a key issue for a modern business. The main problem tackled by the project is the lack of sufficient and comprehensive information and knowledge on Information Security (IS) available for SMEs.
The main objective of the project is to verify the knowledge on Information security. This will be done by: using and adapting training solutions worked out in INESEMOT (Information Security Modular Training) project – classroom training complemented by e-learning part - to be implemented in the beneficiary countries. The project is aimed at development training curricula for tutors, development of the e-learning platform, tools and online assessment for tutors, preparation and implementation of pilot training using VCC (Vocational Competence Certificate) system.
The quality of the consortium ensures proper and successful implementation of the project. Although consortium partners have different approaches to the project topic they have common goals and educational needs defined, and together they have substantial experience, skills and resources to provide educational and e-learning solutions. Activities in the projected are divided among the partners to fit theirs’ profiles, experience and use their skills and competences.
The main product of the project: a blended learning course ( classroom part and e-learning part). Other results of the project are: an e-learning platform, training curricula for 6 partner countries, training scenarios, didactic materials for CISOinSME training and report on definitions of general framework for CISOinSME. The intangible outcomes are enhancing cooperation between partners and improvement of professional competency within information security sector.
Impact: Information security is a key issue for every company. The knowledge and training solutions provided during the project will have a broad impact on training staff with respect to Information Security: preparing better qualified Information Security workers as well as better qualified training staff. That will translate itself into increased work performance and creating new solutions in Information Security sector. Additionally, the project will reinforce technical and educational background of consortium partners, and be a source of new experience. The tools created during the project will be used by all consortium partners.
The analysis conducted in 2011 by the project partners, demonstrated the key problems and needs in the information security trainings domain are:
- the diversity of approaches to securing information and systems that are developed independently,
- the diversity of trainings opportunities,
- the absence of the international accepted certified courses in the field of information security,
- the need for enhancing competency in the information security, resulting from the necessity of defining and implementing of ICT security policy in enterprises (11% enterprises in Poland, 7% in Bulgaria, 39% in Greece have a formally defined ICT security policy –ENISA, 2011) ;
- the need for the establishment of international trainings courses in the project partners countries supported with national expertise,
-the need to collect and analyse data relating to information security in a crossborder context (ENISA, 2011).
Open and distance learning
Utilization and distribution of results
Other Service Activities
open and distance learning
program or curricula
transparency and certification
The project main results:
1. Blended learning training curricula (clasroom part and e-learning part)
2. E-learning platform in 7 languages
Results of the project developed during project lifetime:
-Semi-annual financial reports (4)
-Consolidated report on IS requirements in all project partners translated into 6 nationals languages
-Dissemination and exploitation strategy
-Implementation of the Quality Management system (Quality Manual)
-Reports on process and product evaluation - 1st evaluation report after kick-off meeting and second evaluation report for the first half of the project cycle, 3rd evaluation after second year of project's realisation
-Dissemination materials - Leaflet for initial campaign in 7 languages
-Dissemination materials – 4 Newsletters in 7 languages
-Promotional material - Roll-up in 7 languages and USB sticsk
-project website and account on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn