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Get ready for the European cybersecurity month and find out ways to use internet in a safer way

The European cybersecurity month, the EU’s campaign to promote cybersecurity, is launched today in Brussels.

More than 100 events and activities in 25 countries are organised to provide users with advice and to share good practices. Vice-President Ansip, in charge of the Digital Single Market, said: “Trust and security are key components of the Digital Single Market. We cannot get the best out of the opportunities offered by digital tools and online networks if we do not trust them. Raising awareness of the risks and threats, and the fact that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, is vital so that when they are online, people can make better informed choices and guard against risks” (read the full blog post).

EU Institutions are also protecting themselves actively from cyber-threats. Tomorrow, the EU ‘anti cyber-attacks’ team (CERT-EU) will inaugurate its new premises in Brussels. The move comes as CERT-EU is increasing in staffing and activities after four years of existence. The team supports the various IT security experts in the EU institutions, bodies and agencies in their fight against increasingly sophisticated cyber-threats.

They are in constant contact with their peers and partners in Member States. Commissioner Oettinger, responsible for the Digital Economy and Society, said: “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 specialised expertise and tools in cyber defence.” More information on the European cybersecurity month is here.

Courtesy of the European Commission