October 1st begins the 6th edition of the European Cybersecurity Month with around 300 events taking place across Europe in October. The annual Cybersecurity Month aims at raising awareness of cyber threats and promotes cybersecurity and cyber hygiene among citizens and organisations through education and sharing of good practices. This year’s slogan is "Cyber security is a shared responsibility – Stop. Think. Connect".
The campaign is organised by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the European Commission and more than 300 partners, including local authorities, governments, universities, think tanks, NGOs and professional associations. Most of the Cybersecurity Month events will be providing practical advice: on ways to recognise cyber scams, on how to safely manage emerging technologies and on concrete steps for better cyber hygiene, for example. You can find out more about the events through an interactive map. Advice in 23 languages, videos, online quizzes and awareness raising material are available on cybersecuritymonth.eu. Further details can be found in ENISA's press release. More information on EU’s actions for strong cybersecurity in Europe can be found here and here, as well as on the SaferInternet4EU website.