26-30 November 2018
Africa/Accra timezone

The next regional workshop scheduled for 26-30 November 2018 is currently in planning with the founders of the Open CSIRT Foundation (OCF).

The first 2 days of a 5-day workshop will touch on topics of CSIRT/CERT community building, community organisation (with Trusted Introducer as an example) and maturity building (using the SIM3 maturity model and other work that was done based on SIM3 by the OCF founders).

The remaining 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. Hands-on exercises (tabletop, no laptop needed) complete the training set-up.

All participants who complete the 3 days receive an official TRANSITS I certificate.

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

Applicants need to have good working knowledge in computing (Linux, Windows and/or Mac), networking (TCP/IP, DNS, routing etc - though no in-depth knowledge required, but understanding well BEYOND the notion that "internet isn't that the same as www?" is required) and basic security concepts and challenges. 

They will also need to have a clear interest in the "prevention and remediation of cybersecurity incidents" and be a member of an existing or future CSIRT/CERT (or a SOC with similar functions), or at least have a clear business/work interest in what CSIRTs/CERTs do

Starts 26 Nov 2018 08:00
Ends 30 Nov 2018 18:00