Making the community aware of the latest developments in cybersecurity and the newest risks is an important aspect of ensuring security. GÉANT is committed to disseminating cybersecurity news and advisories across all its channels. By doing this it aims to provide insights into the different aspects of cybersecurity awareness while pointing out where and how to get support and what is most crucial in the fight against cybercrime.
Since 2019 GÉANT has been taking part in Cybersecurity Month, an initiative coordinated by ENISA and the European Commission to raise cybersecurity awareness in Europe. Cybersecurity Month campaigns aim to encourage end-users to arm themselves against digital threats and feel empowered to protect their organisation (and themselves). How do they do it? By sharing articles, interviews, recommendations, and organising webinars, presented by security experts from the R&E community and industry.
Our CSM23 campaign, ‘Become a Cyber Hero', focuses on online privacy, phishing, social engineering, ransomware, and the importance of reporting cyber incidents. It includes short videos with tips and tricks by experts from international R&E organisations, in-depth interviews with cyber heroes from the community and, a new four-part animation series: “Cybercrime for Newbies”.
An integral part to ‘Become a Cyber Hero’ is also the programme of four webinars held by security experts from industry and the wider GÉANT community. Thanks to the collaboration with RedCLARA, live interpretation services in three languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese) is available also this year. Keep watching this page and our social media accounts for all updates and follow the hashtags #CyberSecMonth and #BecomeACyberHero.
Our CSM22 campaign, 'A Community of Cyber Heroes', focuses on 4 main target groups during each week of October: Decision Makers (Week 1), Cybersecurity Professionals (Week 2), Staff working at home (Week 3), and Students and researchers (Week 4).
The CSM22 campaign also includes a programme of four webinars held by security experts from industry and the wider GÉANT community. Thanks to the collaboration with RedCLARA, live interpretation services in three languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese) are also available. Keep watching this page and our Twitter account @GEANTnews for all updates and follow the hashtags #CyberSecMonth and #AllCyberHeroes.
CSM21 - Cyber Hero At Home
CSM20 - Become A Cyber Hero
"Become A Cyber Hero", the first pan-European campaign organised by the GÉANT community, ran throughout the month of October 2020. Each week, we shared practical tips, case studies and articles on a different cyber security topic, four in total: social engineering, phishing, password security and ransomware.
The objective of the campaign was to encourage end-users to arm themselves against digital threats and feel empowered to protect (themselves and) their organisation.