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Getting ready for the European Cyber Security Month 2017

100 days left for the launch of the European Cyber Security Month, the EU annual awareness campaign which takes place in October supported by ENISA and EC DG CONNECT with the participation of many partners from all over Europe.

Published on June 22, 2017

 “Cyber Security is a shared responsibility!” is the motto of the ECSM campaign. Preparation for this year’s Cyber Security Month kick-off event is in collaboration with the Estonian Information Systems Authority. Taking place during the Estonian Presidency, the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communication will be hosting the kick-off event at their premises in Tallinn on the 29th September 2017.

The ECSM runs for the entire October, with each of its four weeks focusing on a different topic. During each week, ENISA and its ECSM partners will be organising events and activities centred on each of these themes. Events may have an emphasis on education material, strategy summits, general presentations to users, online quizzes, etc.  2017 marks the 5 year anniversary of the ECSM campaign.

Check out the themes planned for this year’s ECSM:

Week 1: Oct. 2-6
Theme: Cyber Security in Workplace
Targeting businesses, the aim of the theme is to raise awareness amongst company employees, IT professionals & senior management about threats such as Ransomware, Phishing, Malware and to provide general cyber “Hygiene” advice.

Week 2: Oct. 9-13
Theme: Governance, Privacy & Data Protection
Countdown to compliance: Ensure you're ready!!! The aim of this theme is to uncover how to prepare your organization for the new EU Directives and Regulations such as the NIS Directive and the GDPR.

Week 3: Oct. 16-20
Theme: Cyber Security in the Home
The aim of the theme is to raise awareness amongst general users of threats from IoT, online fraud / scams and provide guidance on how protect their home network and protect their online privacy.

Week 4: Oct. 23-27
Theme: Skills in Cyber Security
The theme seeks to support the young with gaining Cyber Security skills via training and education so as to grow the next generation of skilled Cyber Security professionals.

Find out more about the activities and how to get involved here

About ECSM: ECSM is the EU’s annual awareness campaign taking place in October, which aims to raise awareness on cyber security threats, promote cyber security among citizens and provide up to date security information, through education and sharing of good practices.

ECSM video about all you need to know here


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