European Cyber Security Month Hungary
European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) organizes a European Cyber Security Month campaign (ECSM) every October since 2012. The aim of the ECSM campaign is to generate general awareness about cyber security and to raise awareness about the main cybersecurity threats for a large audience.
During the Cyber Security Month campaign there are trainings, awareness raising lectures and events held by the institutes of the EU Member States. The coordination of the Campaign is made by ENISA.
The motto of the campaign: "Think Before U Click"
In order to prepare for and identify cyber threats, it is necessary to focus again this year on two main topics.
Be cyber-secure at home
The first topic is about how to behave in the online space at home and anywhere else that is not the workplace. In addition to remote working, the topic would also like to focus on secure digital education. This topic will provide insight into current potential cyber threats, helping to mitigate risks for individuals and businesses. The focus will be on malware and phishing, but – among others – secure video conferencing applications will also need to be addressed.
Cyber First Aid, guidelines on what to do if one falls victim of a cyber-attack
A large part of the EU’s population does not know where to turn in the event of an IT security incident. This topic focuses mainly on advice, especially on online shopping fraud and incidents where the user's identity and personal data have been compromised. The focus will be on bank fraud and social media related incidents (e.g. account hacking). The key message is the importance of having cyber hygiene skills and the establishment of good online practices.
In 2018 Hungary joins to the campaign with several events. The National Cyber Security Center
(NCSC) is the contact point in EU level for the ECSM and responsible for the coordination of the national elements of the campaign. The aim of the NCSC is to reach a wider audience by the involvement of the governmental and non-governmental companies, universities, schools and other organizations that deals with cybersecurity issues. This campaign is a unique opportunity to create more active public-private partnerships.
You can find more information about the campaign and other international events: https://cybersecuritymonth.eu