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Information Security Awareness, Literacy, and Privacy (ISALIP)
Small Scale Erasmus+ project
01.05.2022 – 31.12.2023

Funding body
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

Logo: Co-funded by the European Union

Project partner
BF/M-Bayreuth (Konsortialführer), eCampus-Lausitz (Cottbus, Deutschland), Mykolo Romerio Universitetas (Vilnius, Litauen)

Project results and information materials
For more information, please visit our project website.

Further information:
Datenschutz (DSGVO) für Start-Ups und junge Unternehmen

Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) 2022 – Bedeutung für KMUs

Project backround
In the project “ISALIP – Information Security Awareness, Literacy, and Privacy” the BF/M-Bayreuth – together with the e-Campusverein Lausitz (Cottbus, Germany) and the Mykolo Romerio Universitetas (Vilnius, Lithuania) – worked on an inventory of European standards and the resulting demands on staff in the area of information security.

Project objectives
The ISALIP project aimed to improve European citizens’ readiness for the digital age. Individual awareness of information security was to be strengthened, as are related competencies and risk management in professional and private contexts. The networking of experts from the partner countries as well as on the European level in general was promoted.

The project idea focused on the central consideration of the General Data Protection Regulation, the protection of digital identity. Sub-goals were pursued to improve the protection of digital identity.

On the one hand, the network formation was intended to contextualize the existing discussions on identity in the field of information security and ensure transnational exchange between practitioners and decision-makers from practice, research and the specific regions.

On the other hand, the project group builds on the work of the previous ERASMUS+ project “TeBeISi – Partial Certification in Vocational Education and Training” to initiate a discussion within the network of expert on good security practices and benefits for the training of citizens in general education, vocational training and higher education. In particular, the proposed combination of higher education and work-based learning were critically analyzed.

Finally, ISALIP was intended to support the dissemination and awareness of the importance of information security to citizens and employees alike. The ISALIP results should prepare the ground for a larger application in the field of “Smart Citizen” and the acquisition of digital skills.

Project schedule
The project carried out three activities:

  1. Analysis and easy-to-understand consolidation of information security frameworks, regulations and actors in the project partner countries, which are relevant to SMEs and citizens.
  2. Execute lead-user-workshops with experts from the DACH region and the Baltics to discuss the experiences and lessons learned from activity 1 in the context of vocational education and training and to identify best practices.
  3. Design of a curriculum concept based on the integration of practical users regarding existing data literacy, information security measures and identified weak points.
  4. Dissemination of the project results in the project partner countries.