Researchers, academic institutions, and technology companies face increasing threats of cyberattack every year. The dominant threat now comes from foreign governments sponsoring cyber actors to steal sensitive data, research, and intellectual property (IP) from institutions to gain access to key critical and dual-use technology (defined as that which might enable weapons development). Armed with state-provided resources, and often associated with the defense industry, these cyber threat groups threaten open and secure science, research, and technology development. 

This online course consists of seven, one-hour training modules and is tailored for researchers, faculty, administrators, technology company managers and employees, and other non-information technology (IT) personnel from the private sector, research sector, and academic institutions in the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning, biotechnology, microelectronics, high-performance computing, and related fields in Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Croatia, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and Morocco.  

Using recorded online lectures, post-module quizzes, and pre- and post-course assessments, participants will engage with course material provided in multiple formats and made available in your native language. This course, offered at no cost to approved participants, will arm you with specific knowledge to help defend your organization from state-sponsored attacks and from other threats as well. Participants will be able to navigate the course at their own pace within a one-month period. 

Upon completion, a Certificate of Completion that includes a summary of the course and the number of hours required will be awarded.