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  • Name: CSecTOR (Cyber Security Training on Operational Technology Resilience)
  • LCCI position: Partner
  • Total budget: 250 000 EUR
  • Project period: 01.12.2022-30.11.2024
  • Programme: Erasmus+
  • Partner countries: Austria, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Latvia

One of the core priorities of the EU industrial strategy is to provide support in the digitalization of SMEs through financial support but also recognizing the need for fostering the necessary digital skills of SME personnel. Efforts should be increased to educate, upskill and reskill workers and all citizens to help them benefit from the opportunities of the digital age and navigate future economic shocks. One core aspect of the digitalization of SMEs is cybersecurity. Europe can lead in this area if it promotes both an increased level of cybersecurity and boosts the competitiveness of its industry.

The rate of cyber-attacks and data breaches have increased by almost 50% on a year-to-year basis since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While, this might be expected due to companies accelerating their digital transformation, it also points to a lack of understanding and adopting key concepts of cybersecurity. Cyberattacks causing disruption to operations and critical infrastructure are ranked among the top five increasing global risks, according to The World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Risk Report. This project strives to present to target group personnel a guided pathway to educate themselves quickly and effectively on operational security, enhancing their skills and their contribution to the welfare of their organisation and broader operational environment.

Project goal:

The general objective of the CSecTOR project is to assist companies in making their operations more secure and ensure their operational resilience. Acquired Cybersecurity Training would offer companies ways to prepare and be protected against cyber-attacks on industrial assets, critical to their operations.

Project activities:

  • Assist companies in assessing their level of OT cybersecurity and exposure to cyber attacks.
  • Develop a methodological framework to support target group in achieving operational cybersecurity and resilience.
  • Provide companies with all necessary tools to select and implement operational cybersecurity measures.
  • Equip individuals (company employees) with necessary knowledge on information security, cybersecurity and operational security awareness.
  • Raise awareness regarding the necessity of adopting secure practices on Operational Technology.

Project results:

  1. An OT Cybersecurity Methodology, a methodological step-by-step framework.
  2. An OT Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Tool, a self-assessment tool to help companies to identify gaps in their operational security.
  3. An OT Cybersecurity Training Course, educational package with interactive material including videos, gamification, quizzes, etc.
  4. The OT Cybersecurity e-Training Platform, an online interactive platform that will host all the produced results.

Lead partner:

  • FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbH (Austria)


  • Tournis Symvouleftiki EE Sigmanet (Greece)
  • PCX Computers & Information systems Ltd (Cyprus)
  • Asset Basilicata (Chamber of Commerce) (Italy)
  • Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Latvia)

LCCI contacts: 

Marta Bērze
Project Coordinator of EU Projects Department 
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
+371 26453442
Kr.Valdemāra str. 35, Riga Latvia, LV-1010