Safety and Security disciplines are related to the degree of trustworthiness that computer-based systems offer. A system failure due to an accidental fault or an attack may lead to unaffordable economical, human or reputation loses. Thus, Safety and Security training is becoming a strategic issue in industry.


risky Cost OptimisationThe RISKY project is an online, competence- and Work-Based-Learning vocational training approach for Security and Safety professionals. Funded by the Leonardo da Vinci Programme, it sets a collaborative network to promote experience exchange between trainers, learners, industrial experts and professional associations.

In RISKY approach, experience and real cases illustrate concepts that foster the representativeness of the knowledge acquired by learners, promoting the development of their competences. Safety and Security courses are developed including real-world cases to reduce as much as possible the learning curve slope. The RISKY project is based on an on-line approach, combined with some in-person classes to reinforce contents. This challenge requires using an e-learning platform and e-conference tools.

Feedback continuously provided to RISKY partners by European industrials (like CNES or IK4-IKERLAN) and professional associations (like ISACA) helps to tune the training approach, adapting it to the appropriate competences.

Using this methodology, training is enriched with work-based learning approach based on the experience provided by Safety and Security stakeholders. Work-based learning’s objective is to develop skills and competences rather than simply to acquire knowledge. With this methodology, learning is arising from action and problem-solving.

Beyond competence development, training professionals implies working with learners with high potential mobility, limited amount of time and quite heterogeneous prior learning. So, learning content should be available 7/24/365 and it should be continuously assessed to verify the acquisition of expected learning outcomes.

To put it in a nutshell, the e-learning tool we are developing is much more than mere online learning. It is job-oriented (i.e. dedicated to Security and Safety professionals), with a focus on competences (i.e. what are you able to do with your knowledge?) and uses an innovative methodology called work-based learning, thus enabling the learner to quickly apply his knowledge to practical working situations.