Cisco kicks off European Cyber Security Awareness Month with a handy microsite of tips for staying safe online
Cyber Security Marketing Manager
Security, Thought Leadership, Security
Today marks the launch of European Cyber Security Awareness Month (ECSAM), an EU campaign to promote awareness of the importance of information security among citizens and organizations.
The theme this year is ‘Security is Everyone’s Responsibility’. However, as individuals become more and more actively targeted by cybercriminals, staying safe online poses an increasing challenge.
Cybercriminals are becoming cleverer and cleverer in their schemes to try and persuade us to click on malicious links or attachments without us spotting anything suspicious. Plus everyone has day jobs that keep them busy enough. How are individuals expected to be cyber experts as well, and know when they're being targeted? Individuals need a greater understanding of the types of threats posed. After all, how are you meant to spot something if you don’t know what to look out for?
You can find useful guidance on these questions, and others, on our European Cyber Security Awareness Month 2018 microsite.
Here you’ll find content related to ‘Skills, Scams, and the Future’. The site features several videos, including interviews with several of our cyber experts, talking about how they got into the industry, and what advice they have for others who may want to get into it too.
On the site you'll also find articles on all kinds of security-related topics, ranging from insights into the most popular cyber scams, to three key technologies that are set to change the face of cyber security forever. Plus, don’t forget to take part in our quiz that will allow you to see where you sit on the Security Maturity Index.
We also have a ‘unique’ way of answering the question, ‘Why is Security Everyone’s Responsibility?’
Finally we have links to two free cybersecurity courses run by the Cisco NetAcademy, and links to events that are happening around EMEAR during October.
So check out all of our advice on dealing with cyber scams, to what the future of cyber security may look like. And above all, stay safe!