CERT-RO has organized a series of cyber security training sessions dedicated to managers and IT staff (network and system administrators) from public institutions in Romania, aiming to raise their awareness and cybersecurity knowledge. The activity was part of the project “Enhanced National Cyber Security Services and Capabilities for Interoperability (eCSI)” having as main objective to contribute to the strengthening of the cybersecurity level of public institutions in Romania.
More than 40 managers from public institutions were trained during the two sessions dedicated to this category which took place between 18-21 and 25-28 of March 2019.
Subsequently, the dedicated sessions for IT staff (network and system administrators) took place between 1-4 and 9-11 April 2019 having 40 attendees.
The training sessions provided information on technical and organizational requirements to ensure a high level of common cyber security in accordance with the legal requirements (e.g. EU Directive 2016/1148 “NIS DIRECTIVE”, transposed by Law 362/2018 “On a high common level of security of networks and information systems”) and included topics such as risk management, protection methods, legal framework, cooperation in response to cyber security incidents as well as incident reporting, the classes comprising both theoretical and practical elements.
The eCSI project, co-funded 75% through the CEF Telecom Program, aims to extend CERT-RO’s cyber security capabilities and services that the institution provides at national level. The implementation period of the project is 2 years (1 September 2017 – 30 August 2019).