Primer offering level, cybersecurity training for beginners

cybersecurity training Primer

The Primer offering level is the starting point to platform, it is an offering level mainly addressed to Students or Early professionals that do not have any knowledge of the cybersecurity framework.
The first Learning goal of the Primer level is to give a complete understanding of the basic concepts like most common Cybersecurity threats and best practice. Another learning goal is to understand the overall process of cyber-risk analysis and its relationship with cybersecurity.

Who is it for?


Cybersecurity Training StudentsStudents such as undergraduate, graduates and PhD Students


Cybersecurity Training Public Sector SMEsEarly professionals


Primer Course Description


Course title Learning goals
Introduction to cyber-risk analysis and cybersecurity
  • Understand the basic concepts related to cyber-risk analysis and cybersecurity.
  • Understand the overall process of cyber-risk analysis and the relationship between cybersecurity and cyber-risk analysis.
Conceptual clarification of cyber-risk analysis and cybersecurity

Describe and distinguish risk-related concepts:

  • Risk
  • Unwanted incident
  • Asset
  • Conditional likelihood
  • Risk level
  • Target of analysis
  • Vulnerability
  • Threat
  • Threat source
  • Treatment  
  • Cyberspace
  • Cyber-system
  • Cyber-physical system
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyber-threat
  • Cyber-risk
  • Information security
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
Awareness of Phishing
  • Understand what phishing is
  • Understand the phishing attack kill chain
  • Describe why phishing is so popular
  • Understand how to protect against phishing
Awareness of Password Weaknesses
  • Understand the use of passwords for authentication
  • Understand the risks associated with weak passwords
Awareness of Ransomware
  • Understand what ransomware is among malware definition
  • Learn about the malware attack kill chain
  • Describe how Malware is increasingly targeting our society
  • Understand how to protect against Ransomware and other Malware
Awareness of Data Leakage
  • Understand the scope and impact of data leakage
  • Understand the attack vectors used for data leakage
  • Describe how data leakage is increasingly targeting our society
  • Understand how to protect against data leakage
Awareness of Insider Threat
  • Understand the concept of insider threat
  • Remember the indicators of insider threats
  • Remember measures to detect insider threats
  • Understand legal concerns related with insider threats
Introduction to cyber-risk assessment

Understand at a deeper level (compared to course P-01) the purpose of cyber-risk assessment and the activities typically covered within cyber-risk assessment.