Newsletter: 4.02.2019   

Project overview

ITSVET -project has finished in the end of 2018. The basic curriculum dealing with ICT -security issues has been planned and the learning materials are created and already published (see the web pages). The curriculum and the study materials (labs) have been piloted and the needed changes have been made during the last moths of the project lifetime. The feedback got from the teachers, students and other experts from the field have been in a really important role while tuning the curriculum and the materials. Teacher’s manual has also been created for utilising the curriculum and materials (labs). Teacher training started from the seminar held on 8th of June in Tallinn. It continued during the latter half of the year 2018. On November 2018 there was organised special teacher training and another dissemination event in Helsinki.

Latest project meeting was held in Helsinki on 23rd  of November and it was noticed that project proceeds very well. On 22nd of November over 31 project target group members attended a F-Secure visit in Helsinki. ITSVET -project organised the International Final Seminar to publish the main outcomes of the project. There were all in all 39 active participants in the seminar from three countries; Finland, Estonia, Latvia. Project outcomes can be reached through project web site. ITSVET project has reached and carried out all the project outcomes which where set in the start of the project.

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Created learning resources

In the beginning of last year we started the process of creating new learning materials for the curriculum which has been worked out during ITSVET-project. The teaching method was the SCRUM -method. Main idea is to give students more opportunities to learn by doing, to test their skills and knowledge throughout the learning process. Therefore over 30 lab guidelines were prepared by the team which consist of 10 people, mostly teachers, ICT professionals and experts. We have been actively discussing what is the best for students and teachers. These 10 experts have been writing and reviewing lab guidelines on the topics brought out in the curricula. During 2018 the written lab guidelines have been tested by teachers and students to get feedback about them. We hope and wish that more students and teachers will get the opportunity to teach and learn with the support of lab guidelines created through this project outcomes.

Developed curriculum and learning methods

ITSVET -project has utilised the DACUM methodology in curriculum planning and SCRUM -method as a pedagogical approach and a learning tool. The SCRUM is an agile development methodology applied in learning. You can find more information how to apply DACUM and SCRUM -methods in developing the curriculum, learning environment and pedagogy from the project’s web-site.

Please visit the website for more information:


ITSVET -project group thanks all the partners, shareholders and core customers involved in the project development. With the help of these interest groups we have achieved the outstanding ICT security curriculum and materials for the most active use of Vocational Education and Training providers.

Future plans

The core partners continue the work dealing with the ICT -security issues while implementing and utilizing the project outcomes. Special attention is paid to the outcomes which are openly shared with all VET -providers and public through project web pages. As the ICT -security environment is rapidly changing the development work continues through rolling Dacum -curriculum development and the study material development.

Please contact us whenever there is a chance to contribute the development of ICT -security issues within Vocational Education and Training.

For more information please contact:
BCS Koolitus: Merje Vaide,
Helsinki Business College: Jouni Hytönen,

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Cybersecurity industry

The European Union is fostering Cyber Security industry with quite high investments. The EU funds especially the public-private partnerships to promote European industry to tackle cyber threats in the near future. Cybersecurity is one of the priority areas for the EU as cyber security industry is expected to be a huge economic opportunity globally. Check the latest ICT Security news from EU through the following link:…/…/cybersecurity-industry

10.4.2017 Mikko Hyppönen, top specialist of information security delivered a public lecture at the Mektory center

On 10 April 2017 at 13.00pm, Mikko Hyppönen, the world renowned information security expert, whose presentations always contain ample examples of topical information security incidents and events that have endangered the privacy of Internet users delivered a public lecture at the Mektory innovation centre (TTU). The lecture was moderated by Raido Orumets, head of Baltic Computer Systems cyber security center.


“Hyppönen is considered to be a rock star in the world of information security. He is a very experienced performer and the content of his presentations is not technically complicated, which often tends to be an issue with presentations in the field. Real life examples of the findings of the anti-virus laboratory, daily threats to computer users, and a fascinating overview of the criminal cyber world is guaranteed,” said Raido Orumets, just before the event began. It certainly was not a regular lecture, listeners experienced a true spectacle.


Mikko Hyppönen is the head of the world’s leading information security software maker F-Secure anti-virus laboratories, and he has been elected as one of the world’s 50 most important Internet-related persons (PC World Magazine, March 2007). He has advised a variety of US, European and Asian government agencies on information security and is constantly performing in the world’s most important security-related seminars. His articles have been published by global magazines such as Scientific American, Foreign Policy, and Virus Bulletin. Mikko Hyppönen owns the “Computer Virus screening” patent (US Patent 6,577,920). In addition to computer security issues he is involved in collecting and repairing old video games and game machines.


Baltic Computer Systems together with International partners are working with ITSVET project and bringing Mikko to Estonia was one of the cybersecurity activities supporting it. “We have to constantly rise cyber security awareness among users and IT specialists to keep increasing the protection level in our information systems. Public Lectures from professionals and international projects like ITSVET has shown great success rates”, said Raido Orumets.


ITSVET combines all important roleplayers that are needed to address the challenge:

– ICT employers from the region to identify the needed skills of ICT Security specialists;

– VET regulatory bodies who are authorized to guide the field`s education standards and focus and who know in depth the process of developing a curricula;

– VET schools will play the main role in delivering the labour market needs to students (future employees).


Lecture can be reviewed from here: