The European Cybersecurity Skills Framework(EKPI) in Latvian, prepared by the Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA) in cooperation with CERT.LV, is available. The framework shall be designed to be easily understandable and comprehensive enough to provide adequate in-depth knowledge of cybersecurity as well as sufficient flexibility to allow for adaptations based on the needs of each user. By including all stakeholders’ perspectives, the framework is applicable to different organisations and supports the development of all cybersecurity professions.

ENPI targets staff of the organisation management team responsible for cybersecurity functions, cybersecurity specialists, junior specialists and cyber-entities, as well as providers of various training programmes in the public and private sectors, industry associations, market researchers and policy makers.

The frame consists of two documents:

  • ENPI Cybersecurity Officers’ role profiles. BIE profiles provide a common understanding of the main objectives, tasks and skills required in a professional cybersecurity context, making it a source of knowledge to profile the skills and knowledge needed by cybersecurity specialists.
  • ENPI User Guide. Provide a comprehensive overview of the main scope, guiding principles and feasibility of the ENPI. The main objective of the handbook is to make ENPI easily accessible, understandable and usable for all stakeholders that play an active role in cybersecurity or need suitably qualified cybersecurity specialists.

12 typical cybersecurity professional role profiles are easy to understand and offer alternative approaches according to context, perspective and needs. Through these profiles, the ENPI is applicable to different organisations and countries and supports the development of all cybersecurity professions.

User guide structure:

  1. the chapter includes the main challenges/challenges that justify the need to develop a cybersecurity skills framework as well as the target audience for this work;
  2. the chapter sets out the design principles of the ENPI as well as the main benefits of its use;
  3. the chapter explains the different ENPI applications from different perspectives.

Main benefits of using ENPI:

  • ensure common terminology and a common understanding of cybersecurity professionals across the EU;
  • identify a set of critical skills needed for the cybersecurity workforce to support its further development and development;
  • promote coherence/harmonisation in cybersecurity education, training and workforce development programmes.

ENPI is linked to the current European ICT professional environment to ensure easy implementation and wide visibility. ENPI shall build on existing experience, structure and ensure consistent links with relevant EU ICT professional standards and frameworks. The profiles defined in the framework are designed to be consistent with and complementary to European legislation and regulations and to improve access to ethics in the European market. The ENPI shall take into account the data and privacy protection requirements set out in European regulations/normatives, the common roles required by the European market and European standards and frameworks used in the ICT sector.

ENPI Cybersecurity Officers’ role profiles in Latvian are available here.

TheENPI User Guide in Latvian is available here.

Both documents in English of the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework are available here.

Document prepared by experts of the Ad-Hoc working group of ENISA. With the involvement of experts with different backgrounds, the framework development process took a multi-faceted approach to avoid any bias in specific areas of interest.

The document’s localisation in Latvian will be provided as part of the European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs in Latvia (No 2020-LV-IA-0217) project of the European Commission.

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