WG5: Education, awareness, training, cyber ranges

Misson & Objectives

The working group focuses on the following issues:

  1. Increase education and skills on cybersecurity products and safe use of IT tools in Member States for citizens' individual and professionals.
  2. Cybersecurity training and exercise ecosystem leveraging upon cyber range environments.
  3. Awareness-raising and basic hygiene skills.


The working group chairs are Anett Madi-Nator from the CYBER SERVICES, Mauro Brignoli from VITROCISET and Paresh Rathod from LAUREA.

The working group is segmented into the following sub-working groups:

  • SWG5.1 Cyber range environments and technical exercises - Chairs: ESTONIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, CYBER SERVICES and SILENSEC
  • SWG5.2: Education and professional training - Chairs: TALLINN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, LAUREA and RABOBANK
  • SWG5.3: Awareness - Chairs: APWG, VITROCISET and SILENSEC


ECSO joins ‘No More Ransom’ campaign by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)

ECSO is a Supporting Partner for the ‘No More Ransom’ campaign, launched in 2016 by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), in cooperation with the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police, Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security. The campaign aims to assist victims in the recovery of their encrypted files without paying a ransom, provide advice, and raise awareness of the problem of ransomware in the public arena. ‘No More Ransom’ has its own dedicated portal which provides information about the ransomware attacks, as well as decryption tools for infected systems. More information about the campaign and ransomware solutions can be found HERE


  • 3/2018, WG5 - POSITION PAPER: Gaps in European Cyber Education and Professional Training (download file)
  • 11/2018, TASK FORCE WG5 I EUROPEAN HUMAN RESOURCES NETWORK FOR CYBER (EHR4CYBER) - ANALYSIS: Information and Cyber Security Professional Certification (download file)
  • 2/2019, ECSO - Working Group 5: Mission, Objectives, Activities, Achievements (download file)
  • 3/2019, ECSO, MICROSOFT - ECSO-Microsoft Cyber Security Awareness Training Guide (download file)


ECSO Secretariat: wg5_secretariat@ecs-org.eu