October is European Cyber Security Month

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  • 30/09/2016
  • ECSM

European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) – or CyberSecMonth – is the EU's annual advocacy campaign, taking place each October with the aim of raising awareness of cyber security threats, promoting cyber security among citizens and providing up-to-date security information through education and sharing of good practices. It is organised by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the European Commission's DG CONNECT and a whole host of partners.

The objectives of the European Cyber Security Month are:
  • to generate general awareness about cyber security, which is one of the priorities identified in the EU Cyber Security Strategy.
  • to generate specific awareness on Network and Information Security (NIS), which is addressed in the proposed NIS Directive.
  • to promote safer use of the internet for all users.
  • to build a strong track record to raise awareness through the ECSM.
  • to involve relevant stakeholders.
  • to increase national media interest through the European and global dimension of the project.
  • to enhance attention and interest with regard to information security through political and media coordination.
A kick-off event is taking place in Brussels today, Friday, 30 September 2016, specifically focusing on the four selected themes of the ECSM 2016 edition:
  • Security in banking
  • Cyber safety
  • Cyber security training
  • Mobile malware.
Further information, including an interactive map of activities taking place across the whole month of October, is available at https://cybersecuritymonth.eu.
 
Follow the activity on Twitter @CyberSecMonth using the hashtag #CyberSecMonth.

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