Cyber Security Training Program

The goal of Kutaisi International University (KIU) is to provide various professional development programs, training courses, and workshops. In 2023, KIU received funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Industry-led Skills Development Program to establish and implement a cyber security training program. As a result, three different-level short-term cyber security training courses were created: Fundamentals of Cyber security, Ethical Hacker, and Ethical Hacking Practical Course.

These courses were created in collaboration with experts from Georgia, Germany, and computer science professors. Successful participants who complete the course will receive a certificate from Kutaisi International University (KIU) and graduates with the best results will be awarded an international certification voucher to obtain EC-Council’s certification. Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is the world's largest cyber security technical certification body, operating in 145 countries globally.

Teaching is conducted in a hybrid mode, combining in-person classes on the Kutaisi International University campus with online sessions.

The training sessions are conducted in English and Georgian.

Individuals interested in participating should complete the registration form for the relevant course:

Fundamentals of Cyber Security

Ethical Hacker Course and Ethical Hacking Practical Course

For detailed information, please visit the website:

Training Course “Fundamentals of Cyber Security”

Individuals interested in acquiring new knowledge and skills in cyber security are invited to register. As part of the training program, participants will have the opportunity to take a course developed by experts from Georgia and Germany, completely free of charge.

About the Course:

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

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

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

Who can apply?

Individuals interested in cyber security, including students, professionals from other fields, and those seeking a career change, are encouraged to apply. No prior expertise in cyber security is necessary for applicants. However, participants should possess basic computer skills, such as file management, software application usage, and internet navigation.
Course materials and instructions are provided in both Georgian and English. Therefore, participants should be proficient in both languages, with a fluency level of Georgian (C1) and English (A2). The training course demands a high level of motivation and full engagement from participants, who are expected to actively engage with the course material, attend sessions regularly, and complete assigned tasks.

See detailed information about the training course at the following link

Ethical Hacker Course and Ethical Hacking Practical Course


Ethical Hacker Course covers the following topics:

Introduction to Ethical Hacking; Foot printing and Reconnaissance; Scanning Networks; Enumeration; Vulnerability Analysis; System Hacking; Malware Threats; Sniffing; Social Engineering; Denial-of-Service; Session Hijacking; Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots; Hacking Web Servers; Hacking Web Applications; SQL Injection; Hacking Wireless Networks; Hacking Mobile Platforms;  IoT and OT Hacking; Cloud Computing; Cryptography.


Ethical Hacking Practical Course covers following topics:

Information Security and Ethical Hacking; Reconnaissance Techniques; System Hacking Phases and Attack Techniques; Network and Perimeter Hacking; Web Application Hackin; Wireless Network Hacking; Mobile Platform, IoT, and OT Hacking; Cloud Computing; Cryptography.


Who can apply?

Any applicants who are interested in upgrading their skills and knowledge in cyber security and fulfill following requirements are encouraged to apply.

Participants should have a strong foundation in computer science and networking concepts. A background in IT, computer engineering, or a related field is an advantage.

Understanding of operating systems, especially Linux and Windows, is required.

Familiarity with programming languages such as Python, C/C++, or scripting languages is an advantage.

Knowledge of networking protocols, including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, and HTTP, is essential. Understanding of network topologies, routing, and subnetting would be helpful.

Participants should have a basic understanding of cyber security fundamentals, including concepts such as encryption, authentication, access control, and security policies.

Practical experience in IT or related fields is valuable. This could include roles such as system administrators, network administrators, or IT support personnel.

Participants should have a genuine interest in ethical hacking and a commitment to ethical conduct. Ethical hackers must operate within legal and ethical boundaries.A willingness to continuously update their knowledge and skills to stay current in the rapidly evolving field of cyber security is essential.

Strong technical skills, including familiarity with security tools and software commonly used in ethical hacking, are advantageous.

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


How to apply?


Please fill out following application FORM to apply.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a brief online interview and might be asked to undertake a short online pre-test.

IMPORTANT: In addition to filling out the registration form above, please also email your curriculum vitae (CV) along with any internationally recognized certificates in the field of cyber security, if applicable, to the following email address:

Contact Person:

For additional questions, contact the training coordinator, Marika Jimsheleishvili

Phone: +995 551 60 11 97