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Getting ready for the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM)

ENISA together with the European Commission and its partners are preparing for this year’s cyber security month running across the EU during October, focusing each week on a different topic.

Published on July 05, 2016

During each week, ENISA and its partners will be publishing reports, organising events and activities centred on each of these themes. Events include training, strategy summits, and general presentations to users, online quizzes, and many more.

Kick-Off Event

Preparation for this year’s Cyber Security Month kick-off event is in collaboration with the European Banking Federation (EBF), Europol and ENISA. EBF will be hosting the kick-off event at their premises in Brussels on September 30th, 2016.

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

Week 1: Oct. 3-7

Theme: Security in Banking

The theme of the week seeks to capture the most important challenges in the banking sector, whether protecting customer online accounts or financial institutions, as these become targeted due to the critical role they play in a functioning economy.

Week 2: Oct. 10-14

Theme: Cyber Safety

Guidelines are presented for staying safe on the internet, addressing the more vulnerable social groups such as students and children.

Week 3: Oct. 17-21

Theme: Cyber Security Training

This week’s theme promotes training to all citizens from internet users to IT professionals and security experts at all levels - from basic IT security skills to computer forensics, whether delivered via seminars, webinars or class room style.

Week 4: Oct. 24-28

Theme: Mobile Malware

This week aims at informing end users of how to protect their mobile devices from malicious actions by preventing malware that has been designed to infect them.

To find out more about the activities and how to get involved visit –

About ECSM: ECSM is the EU’s annual advocacy 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.

October is #CyberSecMonth!



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