The demand for graduates and young professionals with a background in cyber security in the public and private sector is steadily growing. In order to meet this demand, the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI), which has been involved in the development of security-oriented education in the Czech Republic and neighboring countries since 2002, launched the Cyber Security Academy (CSA) in 2018. PSSI’s Academy focuses on the policy angle of cyber security, which makes it a unique educational course not only in the region but also in all of Europe.
This week-long intensive course developed in cooperation with the Czech National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NCISA), is designed for a group of twenty-five graduate students and professionals (state officials and private sector representatives) from the Czech Republic and NATO/EU countries. It concentrates on the most relevant/cutting-edge technical, legal, and institutional aspects of cyber security.
The core of the course revolves around the crucial interplay of the public sector, private sector and academia, each of which has a specific approach to cyber security. Only a cooperation of these three spheres can help us to educate future experts in this domain and defend ourselves from current and following cyber threats. We invite experts from the Czech Republic as well as abroad with diverse backgrounds in order to demonstrate the cyber security complexity and importance.
The principal partners of this year’s Cyber Security Academy are the American Embassy in Prague, the British Embassy in Prague, and Cybexer Technologies. Other partners are the VeKySIO, the Norwegian Embassy and the Check Point.