5 - 6 June 2019, International Business School, Universum hall, 7 Vincent van Gogh Str., Sofia
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The event

Cybersecurity Fundamentals Course

June 5-6, 2019 
International Business School, 7 Vincent van Gogh Str., Sofia, Bulgaria

Organizer: ISACA Sofia Chapter

Cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly significant factor for the companies' working process in the era of widespread cyber threats.  The demand for qualified experts who are aware of information security (IS) international standards is growing. The program "Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certification“ is a considerable step forward in the process of IS.
The program „Cybersecurity Fundamentals” is a good start for experts who are planning on developing their cybersecurity skills. You'll learn about the objectives, standards and best practises in information security and a lot more.
Course description:
Two days long (June 5-6), from 9:00 to 18:00 (with coffee breaks and lunches included). The course will be conducted by accredited trainer - Vladimir Kavalov in Bulgarian language. For each attendee there will be free of charge training materials in English. 

The training is suitable for:
● Professionals in the field of IT Audit, Security and Risk Management;
● Professionals who are seeking a career change related to cyber security field;
● Managers who are aiming to develop their cyber risks knowledge;
● Others who are developing their career path.

The sections which will be covered by the certification course are:
● Introduction to Cybersecurity - objectives and concepts 
● Cybersecurity Principles
● How to secure nets, systems, applications and data?
● Cyber Incident Response
● Future Implications & Evolving Technologies (Mobile, IoT, Cloud and etc.)

The course attendees will receive 19 CPE points. 




  • Vladimir Kavalov

    Vladimir Kavalov President, ISACA – Sofia Chapter

    Vladimir Kavalov has 25 years of experience in the IT field, half of them in the financial sector. During the years he has been working as a system administrator, information security expert, head of IT department and IT auditor. Vladimir is strongly interested in IT, especially in development, deployment, auditing and consulting. He has led important projects regarding realization of migration and implementation of ERP systems, MS Active Directory deployment. He has also implemented solutions related to management and monitoring of IT systems, processes and information security. He has been a member of the ISACA Sofia Chapter since 2008, elected as a member of the Board in 2015 and has served as President since October 2016.


Day1 (June, 5) 9:00 – 18:00

Section 1: Cybersecurity Introduction and Overview
Topic 1—Introduction to Cybersecurity
Topic 2—Difference Between Information Security and Cybersecurity
Topic 3—Cybersecurity Objectives
Topic 4—Cybersecurity Governance
Topic 5—Cybersecurity Domains

Coffee Break 10:45 – 11:00

Section 2: Cybersecurity Concepts
Topic 1—Risk
Topic 2—Common Attack Types and Vectors
Topic 3—Policies
Topic 4—Cybersecurity Controls

Lunch 13:00 – 14:00

Section 3: Security Architecture Principles
Topic 1—Overview of Security Architecture
Topic 2—The OSI Model
Topic 3—Defense in Depth

Coffee Break 15:45 – 16:00

Topic 4—Information Flow Control
Topic 5—Isolation and Segmentation
Topic 6—Logging, Monitoring and Detection
Topic 7—Encryption Fundamentals, Techniques and Applications

Day2 (June, 6)  9:00 – 18:00

Section 4: Security of Networks, Systems, Applications and Data
Topic 1—Process Controls—Risk Assessments
Topic 2—Process Controls—Vulnerability Management
Topic 3—Process Controls—Penetration Testing

Coffee Break 10:45 – 11:00

Topic 4—Network Security
Topic 5—Operating System Security
Topic 6—Application Security
Topic 7—Data Security

Lunch 13:00 – 14:00

Section 5: Incident Response
Topic 1—Event vs. Incident
Topic 2—Security Incident Response
Topic 3—Investigations, Legal Holds and Preservation
Topic 4—Forensics
Topic 5—Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans

Coffee Break 15:45 – 16:00

Section 6: Security Implications and Adoption of Evolving Technology
Topic 1—Current Threat Landscape
Topic 2—Advanced Persistent Threats
Topic 3—Mobile Technology—Vulnerabilities, Threats and Risk
Topic 4—Consumerization of IT and Mobile Devices
Topic 5—Cloud and Digital Collaboration



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