26-30 November 2018
Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS), University of Lagos
Africa/Accra timezone

This cybersecurity training and CSIRT community-building event is organized in collaboration with the Open CSIRT Foundation with the support of the AfricaConnect2 project and hosted by the Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative, a cluster of the Nigerian NREN (NgREN) in the University of Lagos





The first 3 days will be devoted to a TRANSITS I training for the selected participants who would have satisfied prerequisites from a qualification process. 

TRANSITS I is an introductory training for CSIRT/CERTs covering organisation, operational and legal aspects - as well as a technical introduction.  All participants who complete the 3 days will receive an official TRANSITS I certificate.

The remaining two of the 5-day workshop will deal with legal and policy frameworks for CSIRT/CERT operation and cooperation, community building and organisation, national and regional trust circles, and maturity building using the SIM3 maturity model.

Targeted Audience:  The primary target is NRENs but applications are welcome from national CSIRTs/CERTs and network security related organisations.

Requirements: Hands-on exercises. No laptop required. 

Language:  Conducted in English with bilingual assistance


  • All participants will have to secure funds for their travel, including visa fees where applicable.
  • International participants from NRENs participating in AfricaConnect2 will be fully sponsored (travel and accommodation from 25 to 30 November 2018).
  • Other international NREN participants and NgREN participants from outside Lagos will be provided with free accommodation (from 25 to 30 November 2018)
  • Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided for all participants for the duration of the workshop.

Deadline for application is 15 October 2018

Starts 26 Nov 2018 09:00
Ends 30 Nov 2018 17:30
Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS), University of Lagos
Akoka Yaba