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Location
World or Multi-Regional
Training topics
  • Cybersecurity
Training type
Blended
Languages
  • French
  • English
Event organizer
ITU/GIZ/UNODC
Event mail contact
womenincyber@itu.int
Coordinators
  • Yasmine Idrissi Azzouzi
  • Alissa Frenkel
  • Marie-Line Billaudaz
  • Guiomar Levi-Setti
Price
$0.00
Course level

Introductory

Does this course have any restrictions?
By gender
  • female

Description

Her CyberTracks offers a five-months training, blending online live with self-paced courses, personalized mentorship, and inspirational webinars showcasing successful women in the cybersecurity field. This training includes in the Her CyberTracks Regional Forum, an on-site event featuring soft skills masterclasses, simulations and hands-on exercises, mentorship circles, study visits to cybersecurity organisations, and engaging networking events. Her CyberTracks currently offers the following CyberTracks: Policy and Diplomacy CyberTrack Incident Response CyberTrack Criminal Justice CyberTrack.

The Her CyberTracks programme is being offered specifically to women residing in target countries in Africa and Europe/CIS regions.  

Target countries from the Europe/CIS region: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine​. 

Target countries from the Africa region: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.​​ 

Below are the target audiences for each CyberTrack: 

  1. Policy & Diplomacy CyberTrack 

    • Women in policy (cyber, ICT, peace & security)

    • Women in technical roles interested in policy/diplomacy 

  2. Incident Response CyberTrack 
    • Women working in IT wishing to enter cybersecurity

    • Women at entry level in CERT/SOC teams 

  3. Criminal Justice CyberTrack 
    • Women working in the criminal justice sector (e.g. prosecutors, law enforcement) involved in or aiming to enter cybersecurity and countering cybercrime fields 

Participants must have a minimum of 2-3 years junior level experience in the relevant field in the Policy & Diplomacy CyberTrack as well as Criminal Justice CyberTrack.  

Participants of the Incident Response CyberTrack should have a minimum of 2-3 years junior level experience in IT systems administration or < 1 year experience working in a public sector computer emergency response team. Participants should have basic system admin network skills and knowledge of Linux or Windows. For on-site training, participants should bring their own laptop.  

​Participants must have a good working knowledge of English. ​Some parts of the Policy & Diplomacy CyberTrack curriculum will be available in French.  

Willingness and ability to allocate circa 15 hours per month for the duration of the programme.​ 

Access to stable Internet connection.  

There are no age restrictions. 

Upon completion of this course, participants attending the Policy & Diplomacy CyberTrack will be able to:  

  • Discuss and explain concepts, themes and processes on cybersecurity policy and diplomacy to contribute effectively to national and international cybersecurity policymaking  

  • Apply soft skills in negotiations and leadership techniques 


Upon completion of this course, participants attending the Incident Response CyberTrack  will be able to:  

  • Discuss and explain cybersecurity concepts and basic incident response skills, to be able to contribute to incident response efforts 

  • Demonstrate ability to use entry-level tools and techniques commonly used in the incident management lifecycle 

  • Apply soft skills, such as communication and teamwork in a professional setting. 


Upon completion of this course, participants attending the Criminal Justice CyberTrack will be able to:  

  • Discuss and explain cybercrime typologies and legal frameworks to be able to contribute to cybercrime cases investigations and prosecutions  

  • Use learned set of skills in cybercrime investigation 

  • Apply soft skills, such as communication and teamwork in a professional setting. 

The training approach incorporates a blend of self-paced and interactive learning methodologies to effectively achieve the training objectives: 

  • Self-paced courses: Participants will watch  self-paced video presentations covering theoretical frameworks. This allows individuals to digest the content at their own pace, fostering a foundational understanding of key concepts. 

  • Live instructor-led Zoom sessions: Complementing the self-paced learning, live instructor-led Zoom sessions offer interactive opportunities for participants. These sessions will delve deeper into the material, facilitating discussions, regional case studies, and reflective exercises. Exact day and time of the sessions will be communicated in due time, however, please note that they will be in GMT+1 timezone. Recordings will be made available. These will be evaluated through Mandatory forum contributions. 

  • Face-to-face simulations and group exercises: To reinforce theoretical knowledge and practical skills, face-to-face simulations and group exercises will be conducted. This hands-on approach enables participants to apply their learning in real-world scenarios, promoting collaborative learning and skills’ development. 

  • Mentorship: Mentorship by subject matter experts will be available to provide guidance, support, and personalized feedback throughout the training journey.  

The assessment methods for measuring the achievement of training objectives encompass a combination of knowledge assessments and practical evaluations: 

  • Quizzes: Following each self-paced, participants will undertake a quiz to gauge their comprehension of the theoretical frameworks and content covered. These quizzes will contribute to assessing the understanding of key concepts and principles. . 

  • Mandatory forum contribution following each online instructor-led sessions 

  • Face-to-Face Simulations and Group Exercises: The practical application of learned concepts during face-to-face simulations and exercises will be evaluated using a structured evaluation framework. Participants' performance in these hands-on activities will be assessed based on predefined criteria, such as problem-solving ability, decision-making skills, and teamwork. The weights assigned to these evaluations will reflect their significance in demonstrating competency and skill mastery. 

The grading matrix will allocate weights as follows: 

  • Self-paced courses: 20% 
  • Mandatory forum contribution following each live instructor-led Zoom sessions: 20% 
  • Attendance to live instructor-led Zoom sessions: 10% 
  • Attendance to mentorship sessions: 10% 
  • Face-to-face simulations and group exercises: 40% 

 

A total score higher than 70% is required to obtain the ITU Certificate. 

Core Curriculum for all CyberTracks

  • Confidence-building measures

  • AI & Cybersecurity: Risks and Opportunities

  • Cyber threat landscapes

  • Mindfulness for cyber professionals

  • LinkedIn for career advancement

 

Policy & Diplomacy CyberTrack

  • Developing National Cybersecurity Strategies
  • Introduction to International Cyber Policy & Diplomacy
  • Cyber Diplomacy
  • Gender-responsive cyber policymaking
  • Introduction to Incident Communications – will be joint online session with the Incident Response Cohort

 

Incident Response CyberTrack

  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
  • Digital First Responders
  • Introduction to the Incident Management Lifecycle
  • Fundamentals of Incident Management
  • Fundamentals of Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Introduction to Digital Forensics Basics
  • Introduction to Incident Communications  will be joint online session with the Policy & Diplomacy Cohort

 

Criminal Justice CyberTrack

  • Introduction to Cybercrime
  • Countering Cybercrime Framework
  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
  • Human rights and digital investigations
  • Introduction to Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Cyber Patrolling
  • Digital evidence collection and management

 

Planned face-to-face trainings

Policy & Diplomacy CyberTrack and Criminal Justice CyberTrack:

  • 29 July - 2 August, Tbilisi, Georgia for participants from the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership
  • 7 - 11  October, Accra, Ghana for participants from West Africa

Incident Response CyberTrack:

  • September/October (exact date TDB), Bonn, Germany
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