The sixth edition of the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) kicks off across the EU. The EU Cybersecurity Agency ENISA, the European Commission and over 200 partners from all over Europe will run this campaign throughout the whole month of October.
ECSM is the European Union’s annual awareness raising campaign dedicated to promoting cybersecurity among citizens and organizations, providing up-to-date security information through education and sharing of best practices.
The 2018 European Cyber Security Month focuses on four themes, each one corresponding to a week in October:
- Week 1 – 1 October to 7 October: “Practice basic cyber hygiene”;
- Week 2 – 8 October to 14 October: “Expand your digital skills and education”;
- Week 3 – 15 October to 21 October: “Recognize Cyber Scams”;
- Week 4 – 22 October to 28 October: “Emerging technologies and privacy”.
Over 400 activities such as conferences, workshops, training sessions, general presentations to users, webinars, online campaigns and much more will take place in Europe during the European Cyber Security Month to promote safety online. ENISA, the European Commission – DG CONNECT and Member States will today release a video clip with messages from leading experts from across Europe to raise awareness of the campaign.
In Luxembourg, the Ministry of the Economy coordinates local actors and supports this initiative, notably through the “Cybersecurity week”, organized by SECURITYMADEIN.LU from October 15th to 20th. The Cybersecurity Week Luxembourg in a few figures. 2,500 cyber security professionals are going to attend more than 20 events, with the support of 25 sponsors. Other local key players are also involved in the European Cyber Security Month including the ABBL, BEE Secure, the Grand Ducal Police, the RESTENA CSIRT and the University of Luxembourg.
Francine Closener, the Secretary of State of the Economy, of Internal Security and of Defence, expressed the following position on this topic: “Luxembourg has earned an excellent reputation in the information security sector. Our national strategy put emphasis to cooperation between public and private actors. We also have a competence center (C3) which plays a major role in the promotion of Luxembourg. On a more individual scale: we all use digital tools in our daily lives: at work, at school at home. And we all want to be safe online. Therefore, cybersecurity is a shared concern – and responsibility. Let’s take advantage of the October campaign to raise our cyber awareness.”