The training path of the Naval domain pilot was based on the successful delivery of seven training modules. These modules made up the FORESIGHT Naval training curricula and were organized into two levels (Beginner and Intermediate).
After the successful completion of N1-N4 modules, a trainee is entitled to Cybersecurity Awareness for the Naval domain (CAN) Certification.
After a trainee acquires the Beginners certification, he/she can enroll to Intermediate level Training Modules. Following the successful completion of N5-N6 modules, a trainee is entitled to Intermediate Cybersecurity for the Naval domain (ICN) Certification.
The Naval training pilot leveraged the experiences gathered from the execution of the aviation and power grid training pilots. Like in the Aviation pilot, one day prior to the pilot start date was used for dry run tests with registered users, targeting to identify technical issues (e.g., encountered problems with the remote connectivity to Federated assets) that might affect the interaction between the registered trainees and the instructors.
Evaluation questionnaires for each individual training module were submitted by the trainees, aiming at quantifying the applicability of the training material and the overall learning experience. The evaluation results were analysed to identify areas and topics of the training curriculum that can be improved.
Finally, three registered participants successfully completed all the modules of the beginner level training course (N1 – N4), obtaining the Cybersecurity Awareness (CAN) certificate, whereas two users accomplished the successful completion of the whole Naval training program, obtaining the Intermediate Cybersecurity (ICN) certificate.
Lessons Learned from all three FORESIGHT Pilots
The three pilots that were conducted in the framework of the FORESIGHT project revealed several issues:
Despite the aforementioned issues, the three FORESIGHT pilots can be considered successful, highlighting several technical and functional problems that were resolved before the launch of the final pilot, showcasing the need for between-domain collaboration.