There is a need to produce a more substantial body of research and knowledge that shows the positive and active role of the human factor in cybersecurity in these difficult times showing best practices on the resilience of the first and the last line of defence: the trained user. The CyberEDU call for papers 2022 invites contributions that can show case examples of resilience, AI supported learning, gamification methods, training for home vs office, learning on the go. Being consistent with the last three editions, the 2022 Call advocates for a positive consideration of human actors in the cyber ecosystem and seeks papers that can contribute to this message: the Human Element as the last line of defence in cyber!
CyberEDU invites contributions in general and specialized topics like cybersecurity training and awareness where security training and awareness are understood as the multitude of frameworks, methods and new ways of educating the human element. We seek a wide range of potential contributions including, but not limited to: opinion papers from young professionals, case studies from practitioners, empirical research papers, theory driven contributions and more.
In 2021 focus was on COVID situation and learning, 2020 it was abouut policy and strategy, in 2019 the essence was sharing of best practices between the Romanian and Finnish Presidencies of the Council of the EU, awarding best papers with presentations in partner events like RAISA, CyberLab, APWG EU and a journal publication.
The 2022 CyberEDU will seek to promote the submitted papers in a similar way and invite authors to attend partner events.
Submission of abstract, one page:
new 16/09 instead of 1st of September 2022
Acceptance notification to author(s):
1st of October 2022
Submission of full paper, max five pages:
15th of November 2022
Please submit an abstract of one/1 page pdf with main ideas including author name and affiliation, by 16/09/2022 by simple email to cyber.edu.initiative [at] protonmail [dot]com with subject CyberEDU Call Submission.
All submissions will be reviewed by at least 2 PC members and receive feedback.
Accepted Papers should be ready by 15/11/2022 and as next steps:
1. be promoted through presentations in conferences;
3. be invited to attend partner events. #CyberLAB #CyberEDUcall4Papers
Examples of Topics
Resilience and cyber exercises
AI support for learning
Learning on the go
Work from home office
Work from anywhere
Cyber exercises and their learning impact
New ways to measure usefulness of training
Threat landscape for CyberEDU
Your approach on building up a cyber awareness programme
Best practice in legislation supporting the cyber education field
Introduction of gamified elements in cyber training
Cyber education, training and exercises in developing countries
Dr. VISHIK Claire, INTEL
LIVERI Dimitra, ENISA
Dr. DE PAOLI Stefano, Abertay University
AALTOLA Kirsi, HAUS and University of Jyväskylä
AUTOLITANO Simona, BSI
CHANG Jessica, Vanta startup
DJEROUNI Myriam, LUXITH G.I.E.
FERNANDEZ-CERNUDA DIAZ Alejandro, Global Cyber Alliance
Dr. LORENZ Birgy, Tallinn University of Technology
Dr. MARKATOS Evangelos, University of Crete and FORTH
Dr. MIHAI Ioan-Cosmin, Romanian Association of Information Security Assurance- ARASEC
VAHA-SIPILA Antti, creator of 'Elevation of privacy game', Wolt
WIERZBICKA Agnieszka, EEAS- European External Action Service
ZIEGLER Alexander, IBM company
DMYTRYSHYNA Zoriana, APWG EU
ROTARIU Mihai, CERT-RO
KAVRESTED Joakim, University of Skovde
DIAZ SANCHEZ Mercedes, NVISO
SCHWEDA Christian, Allianz
REDEKOP Bruce, NCIA CyOC
GARBAN Horatius, EEAS
DURVAUX David, EC
AL-ALI Sebah, Higher Colleges of Technology
PRECUP Silvana, IT Security specialist
TUDGE Meagan, SANS Institute
CATALUI Daria, initiator CyberEDU Call for Papers & CyberLAB FI-RO
RAISA, Women4Cyber & FI Chapter
All questions about submissions should go through cyber.edu.initiative [at] protonmail [dot] com ATTN CyberEDU CALL.
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