SPARTA Day, one of the last events of the SPARTA project took place in Paris in June. SPARTA is one of four large-scale pilot projects, focused on different aspects of cybersecurity. The mission of the project was to re-imagine the way cybersecurity research, innovation, and training are performed in Europe across domains and expertise, from foundations to applications, in academia and industry. SPARTA started to create a long-lasting community capable of collaboration to define, develop, share, and evolve solutions that will help practitioners prevent cybercrime and enhance cybersecurity. Skills development, including cybersecurity skills framework and curriculum design, were among the topics of SPARTA scope.

Links of REWIRE initiative to the SPARTA pilot are versatile. The overall concept of REWIRE activities is based on the developments provided by all 4 pilots, including SPARTA. It can also be noted, that REWIRE can be seen as a spin-off initiative, that evolved from successful and well-orchestrated activities in the SPARTA work package devoted to education and awareness.

Edmundas Piesarskas (EKT, Lithuania), an expert from REWIRE consortium and an active member of the SPARTA community, had an opportunity to present the REWIRE project during the event mentioned. There were three different projects presented. Two of them focused on the AI subject, covering different aspects of the subject and REWIRE, focused on skills development. Both subjects, AI and cybersecurity skills, were considered a top priority and to be introduced to the SPARTA community.

Edmundas Piesarskas presented the general scope of the project, aims, objectives, partners involved and main principles, embedded in the REWIRE concept. The main deliverables of the project were also presented. Special attention was given to the REWIRE cybersecurity skills strategy, being a comprehensive document and providing some new ideas for inspiration while considering cybersecurity skill development. Additionally, links between SPARTA and REWIRE projects were presented. An interesting discussion on how it would be possible to integrate aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) into the overall cybersecurity skills framework and the curriculum followed after the presentation of selected projects.