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Piloting the ECHO e-Skills and Training Toolkit

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 53, Issue 2, p.163-175 (2022)

Keywords:

cyber threats, E-skills, ICT technologies

Abstract:

Besides many benefits, ICT technologies are faced with cyber threats. Organizations of today, therefore, face many challenges that require technical, situation awareness, and problem-solving related e-skills from a wide level of organizational actors. Business survival depends on how well an organization can implement new IT and take advantage of the opportunities offered by this new IT. Cybersecurity is a pressing issue in modern society. It affects businesses, personal lives, and critical infrastructures. There is a growing need for proficiently cyber-trained personnel to protect society and its organizations and systems. The ECHO E-skills and Training Toolkit was piloted with a team of higher education business ICT teachers. First, the team supervisors chose and valued the most relevant Technical, Situation awareness, and Problem-solving related e-skills. These choices were then given to the pilot test group to discuss and adjust. This pilot study shows that the ECHO E-skills and Training Toolkit can be used to benefit any organization that wishes to assess the e-skills of its personnel and training gaps.