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Target audienceDigital skills for the labour force.
Digital technology / specialisationCybersecurity
Digital skill levelBasic
Geographic Scope - CountryEuropean Union
Industry - Field of Education and TrainingSecurity services not further defined
Type of initiative
OrganizationAustrian Federal Ministry of Education Science and Research
Methodology (Long text)
Skills resource type
Target groupPersons in tertiary education (EQF 6)
The Cyber Citizen Initiative is a program that will be active from 2022 to 2024. It has received five million euros in funding from the EU recovery instrument for a three-year period. The initiative is led by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications and executed by Aalto University, with Professor of Practice Jarno Limnéll serving as the Project Director.
The tool is freely available under registration, enabling businesses of all sizes to leverage its features without financial limitations. The survey has been collaboratively developed with IT experts from Dansk IT’s professional council, guaranteeing industry expertise and adherence to best practices. It can be taken in English and Dutch.
The HackerStop has designed a 36-question survey based on six important factors that are vital for cultivating a robust security culture within the organization. These factors are: passwords, messages, informations, devices, incidents and rules. By focusing on these key elements, HackerStop helps organizations assess their current security practices and identify areas for improvement.
Following the completion of the HackerStop survey, organizations receive immediate and tailored recommendations based on their measurement results. These recommendations are specifically designed to address the areas where the organization has the greatest potential for development. By offering targeted guidance, HackerStop enables organizations to take proactive steps to enhance their cybersecurity posture effectively.