SIM3 Certified Auditor training

On 18-20 September 2019 (following the TF-CSIRT), the Open CSIRT Foundation (OCF) will organise a 3-day training to become a Certified SIM3 Auditor .

The OCF shepherds the further development of the SIM3 maturity model, that is used by TF-CSIRT/TI, by ENISA for national teams in the EU, by the NCA (Nippon CSIRT Association) in Japan, and is now also being taken up by the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE).

Certified Auditors play an important role in making it possible that SIM3 is used in a professional and objective way, and also contribute to further improving SIM3 in the near future.

Trainers: Don Stikvoort MSc (original author of SIM3), Dr. Klaus-Peter Kossakowski and Mirosław Maj.
Location: hotel Annabelle, 10 Poseidonos Avenue, 8042 Pafos, Cyprus.
Schedule: 18-20 Sep 2019 every day from 08:00-14:00. You are advised to have breakfast in your own hotel, and lunch after 14:00 – remember that dinner will be late (normally not before 20:00). Meals are not included in the training.
Fee: € 850 VAT excluded. This includes tea/coffee/water/cookies on. Also, the fee includes the first year of being a Certified SIM3 Auditor, assuming you pass the exam.

Note: the Annabelle is the TF-CSIRT meeting hotel, and you can reserve a room there or in other hotels close by, making use of the special TF-CSIRT rate. See .

The training ends with a short exam – providing you have experience in the CSIRT field, and providing you pay attention during the training, you will pass that exam. (If for whatever reason, you might not pass the exam, then OCF will allow you to take another exam within 6 months, at no extra cost.)

If you are interested to join the training and/or the workshop, write us please!

Note: we are grateful to CSIRT-CY for helping prepare this training, and for securing the special hotel rates provided! We also express our gratitude to TF-CSIRT for encouraging us to align our training with the TF-CSIRT events on Cyprus.