REWIRE 2nd Info Day, France: Boost Security Skills for the Cyberspace

The REWIRE Second Info Day in France took place on November 15th, 2023,  targeting stakeholders from various sectors (industries, services, institutions, academia) that show a widespread interest in the area of cybersecurity. Attendees, including representatives from France but also from Luxembourg, actively engaged in this Info Day which was hosted at TELECOM Nancy, the Engineering School of Computer Science of the University of Lorraine, in collaboration with Télécom SudParis, Engineering School from the Institut Mines-Telecom and Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

The event focused on presenting the last results of the REWIRE project by Matthews Jose (R&D Engineer at University of Lorraine/TELECOM Nancy, France) and Rémi Badonnel (Professor at University de Lorraine/TELECOM Nancy, France). They overviewed the achievements of the REWIRE project, in particular the cybersecurity blueprint and its different components. After presenting the addressed challenges as well as the REWIRE components, they focused on the upcoming online courses designed and implemented for selected cybersecurity profiles, in particular cyber incident responder, cyber threat intelligence specialist, penetration tester, and chief information security officer.

Beyond academic insights, the event showcased active participation from industrial, service and institutional stakeholders, all expressing keen interest in bolstering cybersecurity skills and measures within their respective domains, and in knowing more about the REWIRE project components, as well as about novel cybersecurity training programs, including a new local apprenticeship program that will start in September 2024. Notably, the participants expressed questions about the vocational training courses REWIRE plans on offering, particularly highlighting the certification program that can significantly constitute an added value from their perspectives. Towards the end of this Second Info Day, the success of the event was not only marked by its informative presentations, but also contributed to strengthening connections amongst stakeholders from the area of cybersecurity.

For more than 10 years, TELECOM Nancy, the Engineering School of Computer Science of University of Lorraine, has developed its activities in the field of cybersecurity within the Lorraine INP collegium: diversified engineering careers (student; apprentice; student then apprentice; professionalization contract); reference cyber-range platform; international MOOCs; industrial and institutional partners; performance of its students in cybersecurity challenges; organization and participation in numerous cyber events (capture the flag, cyber war games, hackathons, escape games); cybersecurity awareness.