The ninth edition of European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) kicked off today, Friday 1 October 2021, across the European Union (EU); ECSM is the annual awareness campaign organised by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), the European Commission and EU Member States, including Luxembourg.
Each year, throughout the month of October, hundreds of activities take place across the EU, including conferences, workshops, training sessions, webinars and presentations, to promote digital security and cyber hygiene.
Under the motto “Think Before U Click”, this citizen and digital campaign illustrates through real-life stories, animated clips and infographics, the pitfalls to avoid and best practices to cultivate during online activities.
In the Grand Duchy, the initiative is transposed by the “Cybersecurity Week Luxembourg”, which will take place from 18 to 28 October 2021.
“Cybersecurity is a complex field, which is not limited to the implementation of tools or the acquisition of specialised services to protect against threats. Any user of new technologies contributes through their online behavior to collective digital well-being. This is why risk awareness and training remain important aspects for learning cyber-responsible behaviour”, commented Luxembourg's Minister of the Economy, Franz Fayot.
Cybersecurity Week Luxembourg aims to unite the entire cybersecurity ecosystem and is anchored in national efforts in this area. Around fifteen companies and organisations have come together to highlight various cybersecurity themes, such as cryptography, man-machine relationship, data protection and legislation.
The detailed programme is available at https://www.cybersecurityweek.lu/events/.
In Luxembourg, the ECSM is supported by the ABBL (Association of Banks and Bankers), the BEE SECURE initiative, the Restena Foundation, the Grand Ducal Police and the University of Luxembourg. The European Consumer Centre (ECC) and the national consumer ombudsman service are also on board for this 2021 edition.