European Cyber Security Month.


ECSM - EU advocacy campaign that takes place in October.

Publicado por FAMASE el 10/10/2013 (ENG)


What's ECSM?

European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) is a European Union advocacy campaign that takes place in October. ECSM aims to promote cyber security among citizens, to change their perception of cyber-threats and provide up to date security information, through education and sharing good practices.

In 2011, ENISA was asked to assess the feasibility and explore various options on how a European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) could become an effective instrument to raising awareness about NIS challenges. The Agency was involved in assessing the establishment and organisation of a ECSM. For the first time, during October 2012, a ECSM took place as a pilot project across Europe.

In 2012,a European Cyber Security Month took place as a pilot project across Europe. As pilot countries the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom participated in various activities and events throughout October 2012, to raise awareness of cyber security. This project was supported by ENISA and the European Commission.To read the synthesis of the results of the first ECSM, please consult the specific page.

In 2013 ENISA will continue to work together with the Member States and the Commission to further develop the European Cyber-Security Month. The approach will be to widen the number of participating Member States, to ensure sufficient focus on a number of key themes and to profile the event as a joint EU campaign with global outreach.

ENISA will also seek to increase the involvement of the private sector in this initiative by working through industry representation bodies to make full use of material that has been developed already and to build upon this material when necessary. The stakeholder involvment  model is the following:

The objectives of the European Cyber Security Month 2013 will be aligned with the final recommendations and objectives of the 2012 pilot:

generate general awareness about cyber security, which is one of the priorities identified in the EU Cyber Security Strategy;

generate specific awareness on Network and Information Security (NIS), which is addressed in the proposed NIS Directive;

promote safer use of the Internet for all users;

build a strong track record to raise awareness through the ECSM;

involve relevant stakeholders;

increase national media interest through the European and global dimension of the project; enhance attention and interest with regard to information security through political and media coordination.

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