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Logical framework matrix – LFM

Wider Objective:

What is the overall broader objective, to which the project will contribute?

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Breaking the lacks of educational system at national level in Montenegro regarding cyber security field, increasing public awareness about cyber threats and potentials for responding, creating new cyber space in Montenegro with highly specialized, trained and educated workers, enhanced education and research by establishing multidisciplinary Master program

Indicators of progress:

What are the key indicators related to the wider objective?

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Established and exploited new educational practice in cyber security at national level

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Certified and trained workers at national level

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Accredited multidisciplinary master program

How indicators will be measured:

What are the sources of information on these indicators?

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Resolution defining  initiative for new education practice in cyber security at national level

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Number of certified and trained workers at national level

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Completed accreditation process at Montenegrin HE

 

Specific Project Objective/s:

What are the specific objectives, which the project shall achieve?

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Adjusting national legislative and principles for meeting EU requirements and standards in cyber security

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Adjusting educational practice in cyber security at national level in accordance with EU practice and standards

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Increasing public awareness of cyber security risks and understanding of specialty areas of cyber security needs

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Improving knowledge of cyber security within organizations so that resources are well applied to meet the most obvious and serious threats

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Accreditation of master program recognized and supported by relevant international academic society, for continuous future education of highly skilled professionals in specific areas of cyber security

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Encouragement of Montenegrin environment for further research activities in cyber security area

Indicators of progress:

What are the quantitative and qualitative indicators showing whether and to what extent the project’s specific objectives are achieved?

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Adjusted legislative and principles at national level that meet EU requirements and standards in cyber security

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Strategy for innovative educational practice in cyber security at national level in accordance with EU practice and standards

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Successful organization of extensive workshops, presentations and promotions for citizens and all levels of staff involved in broad swaths of the economy and individual actors, representatives of organizations, etc. in order to increase public awareness of cyber security risks and understand specialty areas of cyber security needs

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Successful organization of specialized training for specific groups of workers, related to their range of responsibilities and jurisdictions, ranging from state and local governments, private sector, critical infrastructure owners/operators, large companies, small businesses, academic institutions, and other interested parties

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Accredited master program recognized and supported by relevant international academic society, for continuous future education of highly skilled professionals in specific areas of cyber security

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Publishing of Handbook defining roles, procedures, methodologies and evaluation of cyber security resources for citizens.

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Establishing of new annual national conference “Cyber security in the knowledge society: threats, risks and achievements”

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Establishing an online newsletter “Cyber instructions for all”

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Start-up of Montenegrin Cyber security Education Centre – MCEC for promoting the cyber education and further planning, revising and managing education activities at national level, after project duration.

How indicators will be measured:

What are the sources of information that exist and can be collected? What are the methods required to get this information?

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Established national legislative adjusted to EU requirements and standards in cyber security

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Established Strategy for innovative educational practice in cyber security at national level in accordance with EU practice and standards

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Report about organizations of extensive workshops, presentations and promotions for citizens and all levels of staff

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Number of participants at organized promotions, workshops and presentations

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Report about organizations of specialized trainings

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Number of participants at organized specialized trainings

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Completed accreditation process at Montenegrin HE

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Published handbook and number of hard copies supplied to all interested parts

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Organized annual conference “Cyber security in the knowledge society: threats, risks and achievements” with number of invited speakers, participants and presented papers

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Number of papers published in newsletter »Cyber instructions for all« and number of accesses and downloads

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Number of experts involved in MCEC activities and organizational structure

Assumptions & risks:

What are the factors and conditions not under the direct control of the project, which are necessary to achieve these objectives? What risks have to be considered?

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Availability and accessibility of current European cyber security policies and education practices and principles

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Willingness of ME authorities and HE representatives to accept adopted principles

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Low background in ICTs and low level of  existing awareness for cyber security

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Rejected accreditation proposal for multidisciplinary master program

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Insufficient and passive involvement of participants at workshops, seminars and trainings

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Insufficient motivation of industry and economy regarding cyber security needs

Outputs (tangible) and Outcomes (intangible):

Please provide the list of concrete DELIVERABLES - outputs/outcomes (grouped in Workpackages), leading to the specific objective/s.:

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WP1(DEV) Review and analyze existing European practice for Cyber security education

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WP2 (DEV) Raise awareness about the risk of online activities

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WP3(DEV) Develop and maintain an unrivalled, globally competitive cyber security workforce

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WP4 (DEV) Broaden the pool of skilled workers capable of supporting a cyber-secure nation

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WP5 (QPLN) Quality control

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WP6 (DISS) Dissemination

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WP7 (???) Sustainability

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WP8 (MNGT) Project management

Indicators of progress:

What are the indicators to measure whether and to what extent the project achieves the envisaged results and effects?

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Analysis, comparison and discussion of current EU practices for cyber security and education with Montenegrin practice and educational system, identifying crucial points, benefits and possible difficulties/weaknesses

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Defined/modified national regulations and legislatives regarding cyber security

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Proposal of a roadmap for the implementation and management of Cyber security Education in Montenegro

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Analyses and discussion of the existing level of cyber security public awareness in Montenegro

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Development of a draft framework implementing cyber security methodology

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Organization of informational open days, on-line presentations and internet marketing for improving citizens’ knowledge about online risk.

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Creation and publishing of Handbook defining roles, procedures, methodologies and evaluation of cyber security resources for citizens.

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Analyses and discussion of the existing knowledge of cyber security within ME organizations

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Development of a usable cyber security competency framework (Human Resources & Curriculum focus)

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Specialized training within organizations

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Analysis of European master programs in cyber security and cross-matching with ME educational system

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Defining/modifying regulations related to postgraduate education

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Accredited master program recognized and supported by relevant international academic society, for continuous future education of highly skilled professionals in specific areas of cyber security

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Promotion of results to the labor market, analysis of their interests, possibilities to include the public and private partners in the developed joint education/research concept through the specialization/ education of their employees

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Web site and media promotion

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Developing a Communication plan during the work on the project

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Workshops, seminars, newsletter and conferences

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Project Initiation Document for all partners

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Project coordination board, Montenegrin Coordinating Team and Steering committee meetings held

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Various project reports (management, quality assurance)

Assumptions & risks:

What external factors and conditions must be realised to obtain the expected outcomes and results on schedule?

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Non-acceptance of the proposed cyber education concept by public and private institutions

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Non-acceptance of the proposed master program for cyber education by HE

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Low number of citizens participated in trainings and seminars, due to lack of awareness and ICT background

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Low number of workers participated in specialized trainings, due to relatively small social community and coverage area

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Low interest for the proposed cyber concept by public and private institutions and ICT industry

 

 

Activities:

What are the key activities to be carried out (grouped in Workpackages) and in what sequence in order to produce the expected results?

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WP1

1.1. Analysis of the policy level documents and principles addressing Cyber security

1.2. Analysis of  existing European practice and principles for Cyber security Education

1.3. Analysis of existing practice in Montenegro and cross-matching with European practices and standards

1.4. Develop policy and plan roadmap for implementing and managing Cyber security Education in Montenegro

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WP2

2.1. Analysis of the level of existing cyber security awareness in ME and cross-matching with European standards

2.2. Develop a public cyber security awareness framework

2.3. Improve citizens’ knowledge to allow them to make smart choices as they manage online risk

2.4. Enable access to cyber security resources for citizens

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WP3

3.1. Analysis of the level of existing knowledge of cyber security within ME organizations and cross-matching with European standards

3.2. Develop a usable cyber security competency framework (Human Resources & Curriculum focus).

3.3. Improve knowledge of cyber security within organizations and governmental bodies

3.4. Study the application of professionalization, certification, and licensing standards on cyber security career fields

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WP4

4.1. Analysis of European master programs in cyber security and cross-matching with ME educational system

4.2. Create multidisciplinary curriculum for master study program for cyber security.

4.3. Accreditation of multidisciplinary master study program in Cyber security

4.4. Incentivize, support and recognize excellence in cyber security research and development.

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WP5

5.1. Internal quality monitoring, assessment  and control

5.2. External quality control and monitoring

5.3. Inter-Tempus coaching

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WP6

6.1. Establish and maintain interactive project website in English and local languages

6.2. Organize workshops, round tables and special sessions for dissemination of intermediate and final results

6.3. Start up annual regional conference "Cyber security and society"

6.4. Start up online Newsletter “Cyber security and society”

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WP7

7.1. Development of sustainability strategy of relevant project results at the national levels

7.2. Build capacity for securing adequate resources for the Cyber security Education

7.3. The initiatives for start-up Montenegrin Cyber security Education Centre – MCEC

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WP8

8.1. Overall project management activities

8.2. Project coordination meetings

8.3. National coordination meetings

Inputs:

What inputs are required to implement these activities, e.g. staff time, equipment, mobilities, publications etc.?

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Staff inputs

Management staff (one representative per each partner Institution)

In total 222 working days for Management

In total 1704 working days for Research

In total 169 working days for Technical

In total 134 working days for Administration;

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Equipment

WP1 (6 laptop computers, 3 network printer)

WP2 (32 desktop computers, 2 network printer, 2 projector, 2 office software)

WP3 (12 desktop computers, 1 network printer, 1 projector,1  security sofware, 1 security hardware, 1 sofware for forensic)

WP5 (3 mini notebook, 3 office software)

WP6 (2 network server, 2 web publishing software, 2 network color printer, 4 digital camera, 2 wireless microphone, 2 full HD TV, 2 Web server, 2 video projector)

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Meetings

1 Kick off meeting

3 Project Coordination Board meetings

6 National Project Coordination Board meetings

1 Tempus representative meetings

15 Working meetings

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WP1 (Report on existing European practice for Cyber Security, Report on existing European practice for Cyber Security Education, Report on analysis of existing pracitices in Montenegro and cross-matching with EU practices and standard, Road map for implementation management of Cyber security education in Montenegro)

WP2 (Analisys of the existing level of cyber security public awerness in Montenegro, Framework implementing cyber security methodology, Trainning material, Cyber security Handbook)

WP3 (Analisys of the existing knowledge of cyber security within organizations in Montenegro,  Cyber security competence Framework, Trainning material, Report about recommendations for skill development and job performance  for cyber security)

WP4 ( Analysis of cyber security master programs in EU, Curriculum for multidisciplinary Master program, Documents for Accreditation Master program in Cyber security, Charter for support of cyber security research and development)

WP5 (Intermediate reports on project QCM by regional coordinating team, External reports by EU partners)

WP6 (Establish web site, Advertising and media promotion on the new university capacities, Brochures, leaflets, proceedings for dissemination conferences , Publishing enrollment call)

WP7 (Sustainability strategy of relevant project results at the national levels, Publishing resources for the Cyber security Education , Brochures for Montenegrin Cyber security Education Centre – MCEC)

WP8 (Printing materials for management purposes, Printing materials for coordination meetings, Printing materials for two National coordination meetings)

 

Assumptions, risks and pre-conditions:

What pre-conditions are required before the project starts? What conditions outside the project’s direct control have to be present for the implementation of the planned activities?

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Availability and accessibility of current European cyber security policies and education practices and principles

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Adaptations’ possibility of EU practice and standards to ME system and society

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Willingness of ME authorities and HE representatives to accept adopted principles

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Consensus in the consortium about the most important issues

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Latency in approval of documents due to the complexity and specificities of decision making systems within governmental authorities, public and private organizations and HEs

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Low background in ICTs and low level of  existing awareness for cyber security

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Low interest for the proposed cyber concept by citizens, public and private institutions and ICT industry