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SecAware.nrw

„SecAware.nrw – Self-Learning Academy for Cybersecurity and Data Security“

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Self-Learning Academy for Cybersecurity and Data Security

The world is becoming more digital – which offers outstanding possibilities, but also creates high levels of stress. The advancing digital transformation is also causing anxiety and placing excessive demands on students and scientists. Increasing demands in dealing with various platforms, applications and services, not to mention a lack of time, learning options, and background knowledge, can lead to serious security problems at universities.

This is where the project Self-Learning Academy for Cybersecurity and Data Security – SecAware.NRW comes in. The Institute for Internet Security – if(is) of the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences and the Institute for the Digital Transformation of Application and Living Domains (IDiAL) at Fachhochschule Dortmund – University of Applied Sciences and Arts won the call for proposals for the project from the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW NRW). It is about creating an online learning offering for universities in North Rhine-Westphalia that sensitizes users and builds or strengthens the relevant IT skills in the context of cyberattacks.

The contents will be implemented on the Moodle and ILIAS learning platforms and cover the entire field of cybersecurity and data security. “By building security awareness, we want students and researchers to have both the knowledge and attitude to help ensure that universities in North Rhine-Westphalia can shape a secure and trustworthy digital future,” says Prof. Dr. Norbert Pohlmann summarizing the project’s goal.

“One particular challenge is the intuitive design of the platform since the self-learning offerings should be able to be used without training,” says IDiAL member Prof. Dr. Andrea Kienle.

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Prof. Dr. Norbert Pohlmann, Westfälische Hochschule


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