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October is Cybersecurity Month in the EU

Stop. Think. Connect. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility!

The EU’s month-long campaign to promote cybersecurity (#ECSM ) starts with these buzzwords.
More than 100 events and activities organized in 25 countries aim to reach and educate citizens and communities about the risks and benefits of online communications and transactions and to share best practices for averting security breaches.

“Raising awareness of the risks and threats, as well as the fact that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility,” are the cybersecurity campaign’s main objectives,” according to European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, responsible for the Digital Single Market. In his blog, Ansip elaborates on a variety of additional measures the EU is taking in the battle against cybercrime.

EU institutions are also actively protecting themselves against cyber-threats. On September 30, CERT-EU (Computer Emergency Response Team)—the EU “anti cyber-attacks” team—inaugurated its new premises in Brussels.

The current threats can only be tackled with a high common level of cybersecurity and cooperation.  CERT-EU supports EU institutions, bodies, and agencies with up-to-date alerts and highly specialized expertise and tools in cyber defense,” said Commissioner Günther Oettinger, responsible for the Digital Economy and Society.

Courtesy of the EU Delegation to the U.S.