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European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) 2021: Get Involved and Register Your Event

ECSM, the EU’s annual cybersecurity advocacy campaign will kick off on 1 October 2021. The campaigns’ website opens to the public for event submissions today through the 30 September.

Published on September 01, 2021

European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) 2021: Get Involved and Register Your Event

If you would like to propose online or physical awareness raising cybersecurity events for the 2021 official European Cybersecurity Month 2021: Get Involved and Register Your Event here: https://cybersecuritymonth.eu/@@activity-add

Conferences, workshops, trainings, webinars, presentations and online quizzes take place across Europe each October to advance awareness of cybersecurity and build trust in online services.

Register your event

The official website of the ECSM campaign (cybersecuritymonth.eu) is an open platform that allows users to submit their event proposals about cybersecurity directly online.  All interested parties can share events on the ECSM website (just click the link ‘Register activity’ and fill out the form). Accepted proposals by the national campaign coordinators will be listed as ECSM activities on the website’s dedicated page.

People can also participate to the month long initiative by joining the cybersecurity awareness campaign on Twitter @CyberSecMonth by using hashtags #CyberSecMonth and #ThinkB4UClick.

‘Think Before U Click!’

This year’s ECSM organisers are bringing together Europeans to join forces under the motto ‘Think Before U Click’ to unite against cyber threats. The annual cybersecurity awareness campaign is coordinated by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and is supported by the European Commission, Europol, the European Central Bank, EU Member States, European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries and more than 300 partners from the public and private sector.

The ECSM will address security issues surrounding the digitalisation of everyday life, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic by presenting two cybersecurity themes to help EU citizens recognise and prepare for cyber threats. The first theme centres around ‘Being Cyber Secure From Home’ by providing tips on how one can remain cyber secure when doing online transactions, communicating, working or studying online from home. The second theme provides ‘First Aid’ guidelines of what to do in the case of a cyberattack.

Background

The European Cybersecurity Month was first launched in 2012. The campaign is now part of the actions designed to implement the provisions of the EU Cybersecurity Act on awareness raising and education. The Act mandates the EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) to organise regular outreach campaigns in cooperation with Member States, and EU Institutions, bodies, offices and other agencies. The ECSM is one of the areas in which ENISA assists Member States in their efforts to raise cybersecurity awareness and promote cybersecurity education across the Union.

About the European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM)

The European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) is the European Union’s annual campaign dedicated to promoting cybersecurity among citizens and organisations, and to providing up-to-date digital security information through awareness raising and the sharing of good practices. Each year, for the entire month of October, hundreds of activities take place across Europe, including conferences, workshops, trainings, webinars, presentations, online quizzes and more, to provide resources for citizens to learn more about protecting themselves online. The ECSM is coordinated by ENISA and supported by the European Commission, Europol, the European Central Bank and EU Member States, EFTA countries, and more than 300 partners (governments, universities, think tanks, NGOs, professional associations, private sector businesses) from Europe, and beyond. Please visit: cybersecuritymonth.eu/

About the ECSM 2021

The ECSM 2021 campaign will continue with the same slogan from last year, ‘Think Before U Click!’ with hashtag #ThinkB4UClick. The general tagline, ‘Cybersecurity is a Shared Responsibility’ will also remain in 2021.

Get involved online

Follow the ECSM campaign on Twitter @CyberSecMonth with hashtags #CyberSecMonth and #ThinkB4Uclick, and on Facebook @CyberSecMonthEU.

More information on the ECSM can be found at cybersecuritymonth.eu.

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