Cyber Security between Tech and Business

Intensive Program in Cyber Security: business and technical perspectives 
(1 week programme)

Cybersecurity is a key aspect for protecting assets in the digital world. Critical sectors such as transport, energy, healthcare, and finance are increasingly reliant on digital technologies to run their core businesses. While digitalisation brings tremendous opportunities and offers solutions to many challenges, it also exposes the economy and society to cyber threats.

Main Topics

During the 1-week summer course, participants will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in cybersecurity from a business and technical perspective. More specifically the topics that will be addressed in this one-week programme will include an introduction to cybersecurity issues and challenges along with the respective network security ones:

  • GDPR challenges and compatibility issues will be introduced as well as the role of human aspects in cybersecurity and privacy domains
  • ethical and educational issues on Cybersecurity will also be addressed as they play a vital role for both users and businesses
  • the role of cloud computing technologies will be also presented
  • a mini project will be implemented at the end of the fifth day

NB: We offer a → 2-week version of this course, if you are interested to extend your knowledge even more.


Intended Audience

The  Summer School is open to young professionals as well as Bachelor, Master or early PhD students, who want to deep-dive in cyber security and learn how to turn this technology into business. This will enable them to become innovators in the field of cyber security, as designers/developers/policy makers and consultants in start-ups or larger companies.


The Summer School takes place in Mytilene, the capital of Lesvos island in Greece. All courses will be conducted at the renovated and modern Heliotrope hotel.

The city center of Mytilene can be reached within 15 minutes via the bus line. We want to experience Mytilene with its great variety of cultural, sports, and social activities.  Lesvos is famous for olive oil and ouzo production. It has a mild Mediterranean climate and exceptional sunshine while the island is easily accessible.

We plan to offer a beautiful and sunny experience in one of the biggest Greek islands in the North Aegean. The following social events are already prepared for all participants and speakers:

  • July 9: Welcome event by the pool
  • July 14: Farewell dinner for participants attending one week programme
  • July 15: Social event in the city center – Taste the local dishes and drink local 'ouzo' by listening to live greek music

All participants will enjoy complimentary lunch per day (except on weekends). Participation in social events will be free. All participants will enjoy a discount on all bar/ restaurant services of the hotel.


Please contact  for booking your accommodation and indicate that you are an EIT DIGITAL participant for the program IPICS.

Our goal is to bring speakers and participants together inside and out of the classroom. Thus, accommodation will be provided in Heliotrope hotel where the Summer School venue will take place. Single and double rooms are already pre-booked for the participants in preferential prices. When contacting for booking your accommodation please indicate that you are an EIT DIGITAL participant.

Single rooms: 70 € per day including breakfast

Double rooms: 80 € per day including breakfast

Participants may select to share a double room with another participant. In this case the cost will be shared at 40 € per day.

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Co-Funded by the European Union