The European Network for Cybersecurity (NeCS) PhD School was launched three years ago, in response to the increase need of highly qualified experts in cyber-security. The School addresses the issues of training and development of talented junior researchers as indicated in the European Cybersecurity strategy and highlighted in the EC's Digital Agenda.
This year the School is supported by the four most important EU initiatives in this area: the Cybersecurity Competence Networks. They have been launched in 2019, within the H2020 framework, and include, CONCORDIA, CyberSec4Europe, ECHO and SPARTA. All of them, put emphasis on the crucial role of education for cybersecurity, proposing new educational and training programmes and new methods of teaching.
The NeCS PhD School is an opportunity for the four pilots to presents to young researchers, and most importantly, to put in practice selected innovation and results. Scope of the NECS PhD Winter School is to present advances on both attacks and defenses in the realm of cybersecurity. In this year programme, compared to previous editions, a good part of the lectures is dedicated to hands-on experiences and exercises, such that students can put in practice the theoretical principles and lessons learned during the more classical lectures. There will be the chance also to learn and test a Cyber-Range, that is becoming a popular and interesting teaching method for cybersecurity.