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Content with tag cybersecurity .

European teenagers use their voices for digital good at Italy's Safer Internet Day events

  • Awareness
  • 22/02/2019
  • Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer

On Monday, 4 February 2019, the 2020 Smarter Internet for Kids Agenda took place in Milan, Italy, gathering many different stakeholders to discuss the priority areas affecting young people online. Microsoft participated in the event to hear the ideas and view the work of dozens of teens, and to promote digital civility, safer and healthier online interactions among all people. During the event, the youth also presented 16 goals to mark 16 years of Safer Internet Day.

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Smart device security: My possessions in the information age

  • Awareness
  • 14/01/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Veiko Hani, training provider at Eduring, deconstructs the commonly-accepted notion that a smart device is not really valuable, and that losing it is not very damageable, to increase awareness about the paramount importance of online safety and data protection.

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European Cybersecurity Month – European teachers "Get Cyber Skilled"

On the occasion of European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM), celebrated in October, a learning event for teachers in Europe, called "Get Cyber Skilled", will be hosted on the eTwinning platform. The initiative is a partnership between the European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) in the European Commission, and European Schoolnet.

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October is European Cyber Security Month

This October, we will celebrate European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), an EU initiative launched in October 2012 by by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the European Commission's DG CONNECT and partners. It aims to generate general awareness about cybersecurity, more specifically on Network and Information Security (NIS), and to promote safer use of the internet for all users by involving all relevant stakeholders. 

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Ransomware resource from DG DIGIT

  • Awareness
  • 03/07/2018
  • Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT)

One of the focus topics of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign, launched on Safer Internet Day 2018 by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, is cyber hygiene... that is, taking steps to ensure that your online life is healthy and secure. The European Commission's Directorate of IT Security, part of the Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT), has produced an informational leaflet on ransomware in a range of official languages.

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CyberReadyGame from DG DIGIT

  • Awareness
  • 03/07/2018
  • Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT)

One of the focus topics of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign, launched on Safer Internet Day 2018 by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, is cyber hygiene... that is, taking steps to ensure that your online life is healthy and secure. Read on to find out more about "CyberReadyGame", an awareness-raising board game developed by the European Commission's Directorate of IT Security, part of the Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT).

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The Pacific's approach towards cybersecurity

  • Awareness
  • 18/05/2018
  • Fiji Safer Internet Day Committee

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe, joining together a community of organisations all committed to making the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. Here we hear from the Fiji Safer Internet Day Committee on their ongoing cybersecurity activities.

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CodeWeek in Czechia

  • Awareness
  • 14/11/2017
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

With the 2017 event, European CodeWeek celebrated its fifth anniversary. This year's campaign crossed the European border with events taking place on five continents.

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Get Online Week celebrated in Lithuania for the eighth time

  • Awareness
  • 24/03/2017
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

The European Get Online Week (GOW) is an annual digital empowerment campaign that engages and encourages people to use technology and the internet with confidence and with skills that allow them to benefit from the world of online opportunities. Supported by corporations, NGOs and public authorities, the campaign is organised each year in March by Telecentre Europe, an umbrella organisation that represents European networks of ICT learning centres.

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Spain celebrates SID 2017 with the launch of is4K – the new Spanish Safer Internet Centre

  • Awareness
  • 13/03/2017
  • Spanish Safer Internet Centre

Spain joined the recent global celebration of the 2017 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) with a series of initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of being part of the change for a better internet, with a remarkable impact.

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