About the project

Cybersecurity becomes one of the biggest challenges in the digital age, because information becomes an expensive asset dealing with huge data volumes, improving communication with digital environment. Digital devices and information systems increasingly become attractive for cyber-attacks.

Eurostat states, that in 2019, approximately 1 in 3 EU citizens aged 16 to 74 reported security-related incidents and the phishing was the most frequent security incident.

Phishing is one of the highest problems because cybercriminals use faster and innovative technological tools to carry out phishing campaigns. Therefore human-driven phishing defence system that leverages human instinct for detection and technology to scale response should be developed and freely available for wide audience. To create human-driven phishing defence, education is required for the user to become capable of identifying and responding to phishing attacks in the correct manner.

The international project “Safeguarding against Phishing in the age of 4th Industrial Revolution” („CyberPhish“) initiated by Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty and partners has started at the beginning of November 2020 and will last for 2 years.

The objective of the project is to educate students of higher education institutions, educators, university staff (members of the community), education centres, business sector (employers and employees), and encourage critical thinking of the target group in the field of cyber security.

The project partners are going to design a curriculum, e-learning materials, a blended learning environment, knowledge and skills self-assessment  and knowledge evaluation system simulations for students and other users in order to prevent from phishing attacks, raise competencies, which will help to focus attention to threats and take appropriate prevention measures.

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