About this hub
It is based at the University of Montenegro (Montenegro).
It focuses on cybercrime which tends to dominate the security challenges, with malware, phishing, ransomware, and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) amog the most prevalent threat vectors.
It pioneers initiatives created to overcome several of the most demanding factors affecting the employability of cybersecurity experts by providing students with the early possibility to combine academic study with real-world experience.
As the other Ulysseus Innovation Hubs the one run by University of Montenegro on Cybersecurity will promote a living lab, joint research, incubator and education. Most of these activities will be structured around a cybersecurity clinic (Cybsec Clinic).
Industries are facing cyber threats on a daily basis, and it is challenging to acquire the talented employees needed to confront them. The complexity of offensive tactics has increased, with fraudulent content effectively customized to regional contexts. According to ISC 2, there are 4.7 million employees on the global information security labour market, which represents an increase of 11.1% over last year and an additional 464,000 positions. Continual digitization processes have broadened the threat frontier and contributed to a constant rise in incident figures reported by key stakeholders. Cybercrime tends to dominate the security challenges, with malware, phishing, ransomware, and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) among the most prevalent threat vectors.
CybSec Clinic is a pioneering initiative created to overcome several of the most demanding factors affecting the employability of cybersecurity experts by providing students with the early possibility to combine academic study with real-world experience. In order to create sustainable cybersecurity education, it must include both formal and informal education. Key elements are cybersecurity literacy at the lowest levels of the education system and specialized higher education such as postgraduate and master’s degree programs.
Through the Clinic’s engagement, students will get the opportunity to develop real-world marketable skills as well as the experience of working with the Ulysseus cybersecurity experts and researchers whose mentorship will enable them to advance in their chosen field. Implementation of fresh projects, initiatives, and programs will emerge from the Cybsec clinic of the IH.
The IH will promote innovation and multidisciplinary performance across academia and the business communities. Furthermore, as a living lab researchers and students will interact directly with customers, providing on-the-ground cybersecurity competence to address evolving concerns and aid in the implementation of legal, technical, and organizational standards.
The Cybsec will be supported by a cybersecurity lab a co-working environment outfitted with cutting-edge technology, high-speed internet, and modern digital security standards, which will provide a multitude of networking possibilities.
The IH will bring together internationally renowned researchers and companies in a friendly environment to foster talent development, boost research, and advance knowledge in the constantly evolving field of cybersecurity. These will be closely matched to changes in the marketplace and appealing to private equity investors to drive market-driven innovation across academic and business communities, hands-on training programmes, entrepreneurial incubation, and production advancement.
The IH will organize an international conference on cybersecurity which will bring together prominent academics, company leaders, and government officials to generate ideas, engage, and develop solutions to address the rising cybersecurity risks and the lack of cyber capabilities. This Ulysseus Conference will also offer business leaders the opportunity to discover talented employees and the range of different of cyber educational plans from universities, including entry-level positions, student internship programs and fellowships.
The IH will also organize a Ulysseus summer school in English for mature, academically motivated students who are interested in gaining a comprehensive overview of cybersecurity as well as the chance to research further into the field. Participants will experience the dynamic, interactive, and encouraging academic setting with colleagues from across the alliance and beyond and get the opportunity to get credit certificate.