October marks the start of European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) and, given what is happening this year, this campaign has never been more important.
This year, cyber threats are on the rise as cybercriminals exploit the fear and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the crisis has accelerated the digitization of everyday life, which makes it easier for cybercriminals to identify potential victims and target both individuals and businesses.
ECSM's official motto for 2020 is "Think Before U Click" highlighting the value of information on basic cyber hygiene rules for detecting and avoiding threats. The campaign focuses on two themes: "Digital Skills" and "Cyber Scams".
The theme "Digital Skills" aims to provide participants with information on e-privacy issues, such as personal data protection, cyberbullying and cyberstalking.
The second topic, "Cyber Scams", will provide information on current and potential cyber threats, such as phishing, business e-mail scams and online shopping fraud.
Hundreds of activities will take place across Europe to promote digital security and cybersecurity, such as conferences, workshops, training seminars, webinars, presentations and more. In addition, ENISA and its partners will publish reports and provide expert advice on various cyber security issues.
The public can visit website ECSM to be informed about all activities and events organized throughout Europe and to participate in the campaign.
For the European Cyber Security Month
European Cybersecurity Month is an annual campaign coordinated by the European Cyber Security Agency (ENISA) and the European Commission every October 2012. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of citizens and organizations across Europe on cyber security issues. , providing up-to-date internet security information, expert advice and best practices.
European Cyber Security Month aims to promote the importance of information security by highlighting the simple steps that can be taken to protect personal, financial and professional data. The campaign focuses on raising public awareness, changing behavior, and providing accessible resources to educate users on how to stay safe online.