European Cybersecurity Month 2021

The European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) is the European Union’s annual campaign dedicated to promoting cybersecurity among EU citizens and organisations, and to providing up-to-date online security information through awareness-raising and sharing of good practices.

The ECSM campaign is coordinated by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the European Commission, and supported by EU Member States and hundreds of partners from Europe, and beyond.

The two themes of the ECSM2021 campaign are:

  1. First aid, guidelines on what to do if one falls victim of a cyber-attack and
  2. Be cyber-secure at home

The coronavirus pandemic is testing online security resilience worldwide, while at the same time is pushing more and more citizens to conduct their daily lives and work online. Our lives have shifted into the digital dimension so educating the online user has become more important than ever before.

The main objectives of the 2021 campaign are to ensure that users and organisations are well informed on the potential cybersecurity risks and that they stay safe online. The general intention is to help EU citizens develop a basic understanding of the different types of online security and privacy issues.

The motto this year is “Think Before U Click”.

Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated all the time and the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a surge in cybercriminal activity. This year, Cyber First Aid is one of the main themes of the campaign and we are sharing useful guidelines and advice on what to do in the case of a cyber-attack.

Find out what happened to one social media user when her accounts were hacked. (Please note this is not a Stirling member of staff or student).

As more and more of us were forced to suddenly adopt digital technologies because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year one of the main themes of the campaign is “Be Cyber Secure From Home.” We’re sharing tips and advice on how you can recognise potential cybersecurity risks and stay safe online.

Find out what happened to someone when their account was hacked. (Please note this is not a Stirling member of staff or student).

Our CyberSecurity Specialist is running some online awareness sessions throughout the month. and these can be booked via the Stirling Essentials Sharepoint site. These sessions cover the following;

Managing your online presenceFriday 8 Oct 10 am – 11amSign up here
Protecting your privacyThursday 13 Oct 11 am-noonSign up here
Protecting your dataFriday 22 Oct 2 pm – 3pmSign up here

And remember to Think Before U Click’ #ThinkB4UClick