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As part of this ESF project BeCode developed a number of specific modules for ICT employees of companies who want to study the Cybersecurity aspects of their job.


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Goal of the project

As part of this project BeCode has developed a number of specific modules for ICT employees of companies who want to study the CS aspects of their job.

A number of components of the existing curriculum for jobseekers have been reworked and a format has been designed based on BeCode’s active pedagogy, allowing participants to apply their new insights straight to their own business cases.

The project is supported by the European Social Fund.

Project details

The training is aimed at the development of expert competencies for ICT employees, mainly programmers, who want to study the security of software applications.

A cyber security specialist has a thorough knowledge of hacking and defending a system. To do so, he needs to acquire a strong base of the theory of cybersecurity (protocols, security procedures, etc.) and the internal functioning of modern operating systems (Linux, BSDs). He should also be able to monitor, evaluate, advise and prevent the risks of a setup.

The following aspects are covered: challenges that may arise when attacking and defending a system, how to evaluateset-ups, theoretical cyber security concepts and related technologies, use cases by and with field experts, how to develop a DevSecOps attitude & principles such as scripting, programming, managing a system etc. 

For each concrete application, the following aspects are always addressed: technical analysis, design, programming, testing and validating, technical support and technical control.

Target audience

The training is aimed at all companies that are confronted with cyber security, which is the vast majority of Flemish companies today, since a lot of critical infrastructure is nowadays running in networks and even the Cloud.

When these companies develop a CS strategy, we see in practice the need to quickly provide software developers and ICT staff in general with the necessary CS insights and to allow them to apply them in an efficient and effective way – either to better secure existing software applications and possibly even to detect and repel attacks, or to develop new software applications in a CS-centric way.

Project phases

  • Market validation & co-creation:  December 2019 – October 2020.
  • Development of the training program: March 2020 – November 2020.
  • Pilot training: December 2020 – May 2021.

Contact us

Houria Toulni

Houria Toulni

Contact for operational questions


Liesbeth Debruyn

Liesbeth Debruyn

Contact for questions about the curriculum