Under the auspices of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), the Digital Security Authority (DSA) and the National CSIRT-CY of Cyprus had the great honour of organising a course dedicated to cyber challenges in the areas of information and risk management, incident handling, threat intelligence and media monitoring and response. The course held in Nicosia on 13th to 15 of May 2019.
The course is intended to strengthen the establishment of the Cyber Education Training Exercise and Evaluation (ETEE) platform of the ESDC and widen the scope of its activities by addressing technical and tactical/operational-level training.
The course gave the participants an insight into the basics of defending an infrastructure and a thorough review of an incident lifecycle, detailing all steps and taking the audience through a case study with questions that initiated fruitful discussions.
The main takeaway of the discussions was that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to incident response.
Incident Management: Tactics and Techniques – Theodoros Nikolakopoulos, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security
Introduction to risk management – Sigitas Rokas, Information and cybersecurity risk management, NRD
Risk identification, assessment, and response – Sigitas Rokas, Information and cybersecurity risk management, NRD
Risk Monitoring – Sigitas Rokas, Information and cybersecurity risk management, NRD
Methodology of Attacks and Countermeasures – Dr Nikos Bardis, Assistant Professor at the Hellenic Army Academy
Forensic Analysis – Dr Nicolaos Doukas, Assistant Professor at the Hellenic Army Academy
Malware Analysis – Nicolaos Giannakopoulos, HNDGS/E6 (Cyber Defense Directorate)
Introduction to the topic of Hybrid Threats – Dr Georgios Giannopoulos, Joint Research Centre (JRC-ISPRA)
Tabletop Exercises – Dr Georgios Giannopoulos, Joint Research Centre (JRC-ISPRA), Dr Georgios Theodoridis, Joint Research Centre (JRC-ISPRA)
Physics of a WiFi MiTM attack – Professor Stavros Stavrou, Dean – Open University of Cyprus, Chairman – EAB.Cyber
Media Monitoring and Response, Targeted OSINT Search – Kazimieras Sadauskas, Media Monitoring and Response, Targeted OSINT Search