ONLINE CYBER4SECURITY TRAINING FOR IT PERSONNEL IN CIVIL SERVICE

Module 3 and 4

Ashgabat, 22- 23 June 2020.

The last, third and fourth sessions of the Cyber4security training for the IT personnel working in Turkmen civil service were conducted in the conference hall of the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan (AoCS). The training was organized by the European Union-funded project “Support for Public Administration Capacity Building in Turkmenistan” on the request of the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan to support the IT specialists of different partner institutions in deepening their knowledge in cybersecurity.

The training sessions were presented online by the international expert of the project Mr. Urmas Aavasalu and covered the detailed overview of the topics “Cybersecurity and Organization” as well as “Hacking and Pen-testing”. The topics were defined by the experts according to the needs of the participants determined through the preliminary questionnaire during the first introductory training session. 

The third training session was focused on the theoretical part of the cybersecurity issues. Mr. Urmas Aavasalu spoke about the Security compliance, Security in business, Attack surface, Principles and approaches, Cybersecurity culture, Strategic IT outsourcing, Public procurement, Legacy system, Emerging technologies 2020, Security impact today and Disruptive technologies. The expert explained the subject with practical examples.

During the fourth training session Mr. Urmas Aavasalu presented the topics about Hacking and pen testing, Evaluating security, Posture assessment, Risk assessment, Vulnerability assessment, Penetration testing, Autonomy of a pen test, Cyber kill chain model, Penetration Testing Techniques, Reconnaissance, Attackers and targets, Tools and Ethical hacking. Mr. Aavasalu illustrated to the participants the links of the useful applications and websites, demonstrated how to use different terminologies in practice and spoke about technology-oriented security countermeasures to prevent hacking attacks.

The presented topics were continued with questions and answers.  In this regard the participants expressed their impressions on the training, saying: “Each training session was separately important and interesting”, “The last practical session was especially productive and informative”, “I would like to thank the AoCS and the EU funded project for the opportunity provided for sharing our knowledge with the qualified international experts and experiencing the international practices in cybersecurity”. 

At the end of the training, the participants requested the project team to organize an advanced level cybersecurity training program as well in future. The project team leader Mr. Folkert Milch supported the idea of the participants.

After submission of the practical exercises by the end of this month, the participants will get the certificates.

For more information, please contact: Saida Rovshenova – Communication and Visibility expert, e-mail: imamowna@gmail.com.