Unit 2: Raising digital awareness and security

During the PLACEDU project, lecturers and students referred to various challenges related to distance and hybrid learning. However, the challenges regarding the cyber security of the e-learning systems were not mentioned.

Cyberthreat is „any activity necessary to protect network and information systems, the users of such systems, and other persons affected by cyber threats“ (EU, 2019). The European Union argues that these gaps in teachers and students cybersecurity skills indicates that the development and education of these skills needs to be promoted (ENISA, 2023).  A systemic approach on cybersecurity in education is needed.

Intech leader Jason Callahan points out  in TED talks that almost all areas depend on cybersecurity. They stress the need to first apply the five-step rule to protect our e-environments.