ETACS 2023

Workshop on Education, Training and Awareness in Cybersecurity (ETACS 2023)

to be held in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2023 –

August 29, 2023, Benevento, Italy

The current lack of cybersecurity experts on the world job market is a significant problem that can be solved only by coordinated and focused development of higher education and professional training programs. All topics related to cybersecurity education, training and awareness will be considered for the Workshop on Education, Training and Awareness in Cybersecurity (ETACS). ETACS seeks for novel submissions from academia, government as well as industry contributing to cybersecurity education, training and awareness. The focus is on practical research into higher-education cybersecurity curricula, professional training, building of cyber ranges and their coalitions across Europe, methods to assess and raise awareness in cybersecurity, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned. Furthermore, the EU-wide agreement on the identification of skills necessary for cybersecurity work roles is one of the main interests of the workshop. The event aims at putting together people form universities, professional training institutions, industry, government and EU agencies to discuss current problems and solutions for cybersecurity education and training.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Description and application of cybersecurity skills frameworks
Comparison of existing skills frameworks, contributions to the EU Skills Framework
Description of curricula related to cybersecurity
Lessons learned from a training experience
Lessons learned from the use of a given technology
Publication of a tool related to cyber ranges
Gamification, capture the flag, red/blue teaming
Piloting cybersecurity study programs and trainings
Feedback on awareness campaigns

Important Dates
Submission Deadline April 20, 2023
Author Notification June 14, 2023
Proceedings Version June 28, 2023
ARES EU Symposium August 29, 2023
ARES Conference August 29 – September 01, 2023

Fabio di Franco (ENISA, EU) on European Cybersecurity Skills Framework (ECSF)

Kendra Walther (University of Southern California, USA) on Cybersecurity Program Design

General Chair

Jan Hajny (SPARTA, Brno University of Technology, CZ)


Pavel Loutocky (Masaryk University, CZ)
Giuseppe Bianchi (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni, IT)
Rocco De Nicola (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, IT)
Sara Ricci (Brno University of Technology, CZ)

Program Committee 2023

Pedro Adao (University of Lisbon, PT)
Rémi Badonnel (University of Lorraine, FR)
Yianna Danidou (European University Cyprus, CY)
Letterio Galletta (IMT Lucca, IT)
Imre Lendak (University of Novi Sad, RS & Eötvös Loránd University, HU)
Olivier Levillain (Télécom SudParis, FR)
Marc Ohm (University of Bonn, DE)
Edmundas Piesarskas (Lithuanian Cybercrime Center of Excellence for Training, Research & Education, LT)
Sergej Proskurin (Technische Universität München, DE)
Tanja Zseby (TU Wien, AT)

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at

The workshop is supported by the European Union’s Erasmus+ project #621701-EPP-1-2020-1-LT-EPPKA2-SSA-B REWIRE, Horizon Europe project #101087529 CHESS and the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic under grant VJ03030003 under program IMPAKT 1.

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.