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

Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS), University of Lagos
Akoka Yaba
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