Security of e-government applications: how to evaluate the impact of vulnerabilities in complex software systems, including significant open source components

12th Apr 2021

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Curricula Designer: a tool that connects education providers with cybersecurity job market

7th Apr 2021
The SPARTA Cybersecurity Training and Awareness team launched the Curricula Designer, a tool that connects education providers with cybersecurity job market.

What it does?

The Curricula Designer is a simple free web-based application that helps education and training providers to design cybersecurity curricula that reflect needs of current job market. By the ability to precisely select the content of courses and see the impact of training components on gained competence, curricula administr...
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Securing the connected vehicle: attacks and defenses against platooning vehicles

5th Apr 2021
This demonstration showcases how SPARTA can certify blocking classes of attacks in connected cars.

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Hunting for a malicious code among add-ons (article)

31st Mar 2021
Author: Edvard Rejthar

Translation: Petra Raszková

Original (CZ) version available at:

How to catch a malicious add-on with “its” trousers down?

I identified the computer´s non-standard behavior, so I looked at add-ons to find out its source, and I came across the innocent-looking source code which lines are responsible for this behaviour. Here is a jotting from a malware hunt. A few days ago, I noticed that a certain si...
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Effective training in cybersecurity in the new era of staff remotisation: Practical solutions, tools & opportunities

15th Mar 2021
SPARTA will be part of the CYBERWISER.EU “Effective training in cybersecurity in the new era of staff remotisation: Practical solutions, tools & opportunities” event, on 25th March 2021.

SPARTAs’ Cybersecurity Training and Awareness working group, represented by Jan Hajny, will integrate the first events’ roundtable - Capacity building in cybersecurity: solutions - with ECSO and the other 3 Pilots of the future European Cybersecurity Competence Network.

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SAFAIR AI Contest is launched!

4th Mar 2021
The evaluation of machine learning models robustness in adversarial settings is not a trivial task. If the model is robust to a particular kind of attack, it is not a sufficient measure of its robustness. In order to have confidence in the predictions made by the model, one needs to check its robustness against a variety of attack techniques.

The SAFAIR AI Contest aims to evaluate the robustness of a defence technique by means of a two-player game. The participants can either register in the...
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A Best-Practices Guide to Attract and Retain Women in Cybersecurity Teams

3rd Mar 2021
Cybersecurity needs to build a diverse workforce, able to respond to the challenges of a globalised and ever-changing world. Different ways of approaching problems, when coordinated, bring a competitive advantage to cybersecurity teams as they can strategically and satisfactorily meet such challenges. Today, women only account for 20% of the poorly diverse cybersecurity workforce worldwide. On top of that, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that there will be 3.5 million unfilled jobs globally b...
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Data Breach: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

22nd Feb 2021
Data Breach: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

On November 26, 2020, the 41st edition of the monthly Cybersecurity Breakfast organized by SECURITYMADEIN.LU welcomed renowned Security Researcher at CIRCL, Alexandre Dulaunoy, to talk about the more and more common “Data Breaches: The dirty business behind the scenes. When your leak becomes the product.”

He started the keynote by explaining the mission of CIRCL in analysing, collecting and handling the data and how data acquired during a breach i...
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SPARTA and CONCORDIA joined forces to build modern cybersecurity training infrastructures

16th Feb 2021
SPARTA Cybersecurity Training and Awareness (WP9) team has proceeded to the final stage of its endeavor to improve the state of cybersecurity training and education in EU. After producing the fundamental framework for identification of skills necessary for cybersecurity work roles (SPARTA CSF [1]) and its implementation in good-practice curricula [2], WP9 aims to have practical impact by the deployment of training pilots. 

SPARTA activities focus on stronger inclusion of so-called hands-on t...
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SPARTA PROJECT or how to get privileged access to groundbreaking Cybersecurity innovations and research?

15th Feb 2021
On December 10, 2020, SECURITYMADEIN.LU hold a virtual workshop session presenting the European based project, SPARTA and its consortium.

This event presented some key advancements, including the SPARTA Roadmap and Partnerships scheme, as well as demonstrated the breakthrough capabilities developed by its different Programs. The speakers also explained how companies could become associates in this program and get direct access to the latest research and innovation in Cybersecurity.

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