Kutaisi International University is announcing registration of participants for the “Fundamentals of Cyber Security” course


Kutaisi International University (KIU) is launching training course “Fundamentals of Cyber Security” for participants from Georgia. Anyone who is interested in acquiring new knowledge and skills in cyber security are invited to register prior to August 25, 2023 at a link provided below.

The program is launched with the support of the USAID Industry-led Skills Development Program. The training course has been developed by Georgian and German experts with extensive experience in the field.

Successful participants who complete the course will receive a certificate from the Kutaisi International University (KIU) and can either upgrade their skills and position or start a new job. Up to 20% of successful graduates of the courses provided by KIU will receive international certification voucher to complete exam for ethical hacker.

Women are encouraged to apply and KIU provides equal access to all participants interested in cyber security.

The course will be offered free of charge (funded by KIU) and will be held at the KIU campus during 1-6 September 2023. Additional days will be allocated for online work as well as final exams. Official languages of the course are Georgian and English. Accommodation can be provided at the KIU dormitories, in case of need.  

For any questions, please contact Training Coordinator Ms. Marika Jimsheleishvili

Cell phone.: +995 598 44 93 55

Email: Marika.Jimsheleishvili@kiu.edu.ge

About the Course

Tentative Training Dates: 1-6 September 2023 for onsite training at KIU campus.

Training Language:
English (A2 level) and Georgian (C1 level)

Location: Training will be carried out at KIU in Kutaisi, Georgia. KIU will provide housing to participants at KIU campus.

Course Curriculum and Agenda:

The course will cover following themes:

    Module 1: Fundamentals and Threat Landscape
    Module 2: Infrastructure and Security Assessment
    Module 3: Web Security and Resilience
    Module 4: Cloud, Mobile, and Application Security
    Module 5: Penetration Testing and Forensics


Please see the complete agenda

Who can apply?

Basic computer literacy:
Participants should have a good understanding of basic computer operations, including file management, using software applications, and internet browsing. Since it's a fundamentals course, participants usually do not need any prior knowledge of cybersecurity. The course is designed to cater to beginners in the field.

No specific educational requirements, and the course is open to anyone interested in learning about cybersecurity. This may include students, working professionals, or individuals looking to switch careers.

Language proficiency:
The course material and instruction will be conducted both in Georgian and in English, so participants should have a sufficient understanding of both languages (A2 of English and native Georgian).

Participants might need access to a computer or laptop to complete hands-on exercises and assignments during the course. Thus participants are asked to bring their laptops or can also use KIU computers during the course, if needed. Specific software requirements, if any, will be communicated beforehand.

Cybersecurity training requires dedication and a willingness to learn. Participants are expected to actively engage with the course material, attend sessions, and complete assignments.

KIU welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of sex, gender, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, ethnic or social origin, disability, religion or belief. Under its Gender equality and social inclusion policy, Kutaisi International University is aiming to achieve parity in the number of women and men selected at all levels in the Organization. In the event of equal merit, preference will therefore be given to the applicant belonging to the under-represented sex in the grade. During the different stages of the recruitment procedure, specific measures may be taken to ensure equal opportunities for candidates with disabilities.


How to apply?

Please fill out following Application Form to apply.
Deadline for application is August 25, 2023.