ECSM 2020

The 2020 campaign focuses on different themes addressing the need for behavioral change and identifying opportunities to help users recognise the risks of new technologies.

‘Think Before U Click’ #ThinkB4UClick

‘Think Before U Click’ is the official motto of ECSM 2020. This October, the programme focuses on two themes to help people identify and be prepared for cyber threats. The first theme, ‘Digital Skills’, provides participants with information on e-privacy matters such as personal data protection, cyber bullying and cyber stalking. The second theme, ‘Cyber Scams’, shares insights into current and potential cyber threats such as phishing, business email compromise and online shopping fraud.

The EU Agency for Cybersecurity and its partners will be publishing reports, organising events and activities such as trainings, strategy summits, presentations and more. Check back for updates on the full program.

Themes

Week 1 & 2: October 1-16 - Cyber Scams

The first theme, ‘Cyber Scams’, provides insights on current and potential cyber threats to help the general public and businesses minimise risks. COVID-19 has led to an increase in e-commerce, which has triggered concerns about the security of data and online payments. Activities in this theme will focus on phishing, business email compromise and online shopping fraud. The key message encourages users to have a heightened awareness of cyber scams when conducting business and personal transactions online.

ENISA tips on Phishing

ECSM references on Phishing

Week 3 & 4: Oct. 17-31 - Digital Skills

The second theme, ‘Digital Skills’, presents educational activities that inform the general public on Internet security. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the digitalisation of everyday life. This new hyperconnected world requires an awareness of current skills for citizens to stay on top of trends and be safe online. The theme covers e-privacy matters such as personal data protection, cyber bullying and cyber stalking. The key message conveys the importance of cyber hygiene and establishing good practices online.

ENISA report on Cybersecurity Education

ECSM references on Cyber Skills

ECSM 2020 is coming soon!

Join us this October for a month of engaging activities all about cybersecurity.

  • Participate – find events near you.
  • Become an Organiser - submit your activity.
  • Join the campaign on Twitter and Facebook: @CyberSecMonth, #CyberSecMonth, #ThinkB4UClick

Visit the ECSM home page to learn more about the ongoing events and activities.

 

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