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Brushing up on basic cybersecurity skills – Join us!

Information security now!

The European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) is for everyone who uses the internet and smart devices. The campaign offers tips on how to improve your cybersecurity and, for example, help your family and friends protect themselves against online fraud. The European campaign to promote cybersecurity will feature prominently on our website and social media channels. Join us!

This year, the campaign focuses on being cyber-secure at home and cybersecurity first aid, guidelines on what to do when something goes wrong online.

The first half of October will be dedicated to cybersecurity at home. If you know how to create strong passwords for online services, have a password manager and use multi-factor authentication, you already have fairly good cyber skills. If you feel you need a little more practice, now is a good time to brush up on your skills.

If you would like to learn more about protecting your privacy online, the cyber month will give you tips on that too.

During the second half of October, you will learn what to do if your social media account has been hacked, your banking details have been stolen or your online purchase turns out to be a fraud. Our advice will help you get back online safely and teach you how to protect your accounts even better than before.

Cyber security is more than IT skills

By the end of October, we hope that as many people as possible will understand that cyber security skills are not just about mastering technology. A vital part of being cyber-skilled is to understand the risks you may face online and to carefully consider what you do on the internet.

You are off to a good start if you: 

  • understand that devices connected to the internet involve information security risks
  • know who to contact if something bad happens online
  • know how to protect your privacy and respect the privacy of your family and friends on the internet.

Cyber-skilled surfers also pause to think before they comment on posts, click on links or reveal their personal data online. They also stay up to date on news concerning online fraud and inform others about scams, for example.

Follow the campaign on NCSC-FI’s website and social media accounts

Our website will include short videos and advice to help you stay safe on the internet. We will also follow, support and share cyber month material published by other operators.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtags #CyberSecMonth and #ThinkB4UClick.

For more information on European cyber events, please visit https://cybersecuritymonth.eu/

​​​​​​​What is the ECSM?

The European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) is an annual campaign coordinated by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the European Commission. The campaign is dedicated to promoting cybersecurity among citizens and organisations, and to providing up-to-date online security information. The ECSM campaign is also supported by EU Member States and hundreds of partners from different sectors.