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October is European Cyber Security Month

“Online security requires your participation.” That is the EU’s message to citizens about cyber security. Information and communications technology is the bedrock of today’s society and the global economy. Many vital services that deal with commerce, health, safety, and security depend on digital systems, and disruptions caused by either deliberate attacks or even simple technical failures could result in major social and economic damage.

By designating October as European Cyber Security Month, the EU draws citizens’ attention to cyber security, aiming to enhance their perception of cyber-threats and provide up-to-date security information through education and sharing best practices.

Security and freedom, as always, are two sides of the same coin. The EU’s cyber security plan, released in February this year, is the Union’s comprehensive vision on how best to prevent and respond to cyber disruptions and attacks, while protecting an open internet that ensures online freedom and opportunity. Read more…