The European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) is the EU’s annual awareness campaign that takes place each October across Europe. The aim is to raise awareness of cybersecurity threats, promote cybersecurity among citizens and organizations; and provide resources to protect themselves online, through education and sharing of good practices.

              

 

The ECSM campaign is coordinated by the European Commission and the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), and supported by EU Member States and hundreds of partners (governments, universities, think tanks, NGOs, professional associations, private sector business) from Europe, and beyond.

Every year, there are dozens of events and activities linked to this interntional campaign. 

The theme of ECSM 2020 are digital skills

We can only ensure digital security if we have experts with the right knowledge and skills, and there are currently not enough.

The pressing shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the EU is estimated at over 300,000 workers.

Cybersecurity skills fall under the Commission’s general agenda on Digital Skills. The Commission invests into cybersecurity skills among others through the Digital Europe Programme and Horizon Europe

More information can be found at our new, revamped website on cybersecurity.

Follow our twitter account and read carefully the next newsletter to find out more about activities planned under the umbrella of ECSM 2020!