Cybercation – Nordic-Baltic Educators’ Forum

Monday, 29 August 2022

We are proud to invite you to the Cybercation – Nordic-Baltic Educators’ Forum which takes place on October 29 12pm-3.15 pm (GMT +3) in Tartu, Estonia.The forum is organised by the Nordic Council of Ministers' office in Estonia and CTF Tech.

Cybercation is a side event of the Cyber Battle of Nordic-Baltics and it brings together teachers and educational organizations, whose mission is to support ICT studies in the Nordic-Baltic region.
Its goal is to provide a wider forum and growing stage for cyber education, enable international networking for both students and educational institutions and develop long-lasting partnerships.


Cyber security is quickly growing to be a critical aspect in modern societies. We rely on it to have fresh drinking water, uninterrupted power supply, safe traffic, operational education and government, growing businesses and functional financial system.

Yet companies, governments and communities lack talented people, as cyber security is a complex field with a high barrier for entry. Cybercrime on the other hand has become a global phenomenon where criminals can conduct attacks on targets across borders with unprecedented impact.

There is a need to reach out to young people, girls and boys, who may not have an interest in cyber. And the best way doing it is through gamified training and of course the education system – teachers, professors, school directors, policy makers.

The forum includes two keynotes which concern the state of today’s cybersecurity landscape and education and the panel discussion “How to raise cybersecurity awareness among young people?”.


12.00 - 12.10 Opening
Moderator: Mario Mäeots, Associate Professor of Educational Technology Associate Professor of Educational Technology, University of Tartu, Estonia
12.10 - 12.15 Welcoming speech (Christer Haglund, Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Estonia)
12.15 - 12.45 What does the cybersecurity landscape look like today?
Speaker tbc, Estonia
12.45 - 13.15 Learning artifacts for cyber crisis education and training
Grethe Østby, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
13.15 - 13.30 Break
13.30 - 14.45 Panel discussion**
How to raise cybersecurity awareness of young people?

Dr. Vytautas Evaldas Rudžionis, Head of Information Technologies and Cybersecurity study program, Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty, Lithuania

Hans Rúnar Snorrason, ICT teacher, Hrafnagilsskóli, Iceland

Ms. Grethe Østby, PhD candidate, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Juho Airola, Vice-Principal, Kerttuli Upper Secondary School, Finland

Dr. Stewart Kowalski, Visiting Professor Privacy Information and Cyber Security Center, University of Skövde, Sweden

Marki Tihhonova-Kreek, CEO, CTF Tech, Estonia

Alo Peets, Junior Lecturer of Distributed Systems, University of Tartu, Estonia
14.45 - 15.15 Summary, closing words and follow up

The forum is moderated by Dr. Mario Mäeots, Associate professor of Educational Technology, Estonia .

Forum is open for participation also on-line! Registration is needed.

More information

Register here (until October 10)

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