About the project

The primary objective of the project is to advance excellence in IT education for women, particularly in the areas of cybersecurity and data protection, enhance the quality of women’s education in Georgia using the EU’s best practices, and encourage communication between academia and society. Additionally, the project aims to raise women’s understanding of data protection in a broader social context.

Within the framework of the WISEC Academy, a comprehensive intensive learning program will be organized for women from different segments (for students, general public, specialists with IT background/education) in the field of cyber security, based on the experience of the EU. Cybersecurity trainings will also be held for women from the regions to increase awareness of data security issues. The main focus of the events will be on students and general public. The project will target not only the host institution but will cover a wider and diverse spread of students and motivated women from public.
The project has the potential to drive innovation and tackle cyber issues with limited resources for businesses, organizations, and society as a whole. Both the business and government sectors require a reliable source of highly skilled and knowledgeable employees. Without doubts, the WISEC Academy will be a resounding success and will elicit public support, as education is a highly relevant social issue, especially in terms of advancing gender equality in the nation.

Project staff

Prof. Maksim Iavich
Affiliate full professor, Head of cyber security direction, Caucasus University Director of the Cyber Security Center, Caucasus University President & CEO, Scientific Cyber Security Association
Dr. Giorgi Iashvili
Associate Professor, Caucasus University Deputy Director of the Cyber Security Center, Caucasus University Vice president, Scientific Cyber Security Association
Archil Shengelia
Invited lecturer, Caucasus University Cyber security main specialist in Cyber Security Center, Caucasus University
Giorgi Akhalaia
Associate professor, Caucasus University Cyber security main specialist in Cyber Security Center, Caucasus University
Sergei Simonovi
Invited lecturer, Caucasus University Cyber security main specialist in Cyber Security Center, Caucasus University Penetration tester, Scientific Cyber Security Association
Akaki Kapanadze
Director of the Project Management Department, Caucasus University
Oksana Kovalchuk
Master of Finance, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics Coordinator of cybersecurity projects, Scientific Cyber Security Association

Project activities

Study for European practices of data protection

Conducting a review of EU best experience in learning and teaching cyber security and data protection

Creation of guides and learning materials

Creation learning materials based on EU best experience for each target group of WISEC Academy

Organisation of WISEC Academy

Organization of 4 sessions WISEC Academy for students and general public

Organisation of online training courses

Organization of 3 sessions of online cybersecurity trainings for the public from regions

Development of WISEC Academy program

WISEC Academy program development based on the conducted study of EU best experience for each target group

Development of online educational resources

Development of a public online instruction on cybersecurity and data protection in accordance with EU standards

Organisation of advanced sessions

Organization of 1 session WISEC Academy for women with IT background/education

Organisation of annual roundtables

Organization of annual roundtables for the participants of the WISEC Academy with discussions of EU best practices and opportunities for their implementation in Georgia


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Contact us if you have some questions or contributions related to the project: miavich@cu.edu.ge