Over the last six months, ANSSI, the national authority on cybersecurity and cyberdefence, is working with French institutional stakeholders involved in the campaign (ministers, national authorities, associations) to set up an ambitious program all over France around the four themes:
The French involvement echoes the common plea directed to citizen to take actions, seizing the cybersecurity issues and applying the best practices to protect their digital life. French Secretary of States for digital Affairs, M. Mounir Mahjoubi joined his counterparts to broadcast Europe wide this message in a video released on October 1st: “European Cyber Security Month 2018 – Cyber Security is a Shared Responsibility”
This kick off videos will be followed by many activities taken place in Europe for the citizens, the companies, the administrations and the students.
Let’s have a look on the French agenda!
To reach this goal, the ESCM national partners pooled their resources together to help advices and good practices gain in visibility. Guides, videos, infographics, serious games and MOOC: all these tools are precious for companies to inform their employees about basic cyber hygiene rules, and for everyone to be more aware of fraud, using phishing attacks and so on.
This year, ANSSI works with a cartoonist, FiX, to illustrate amusing stories staring a regular web user while realizing he/she made a mistake online.
• Yes I clicked on the link … but not for long !
On the web and in the media, the awareness campaign will focus on all these valuable material, elaborated by experts.
Find all the existing materials.
October is not the only time of the year the stakeholders are raising awareness and providing good advices. On the contrary, conferences and workshops are organized all year long to discuss cybersecurity issues such as the implementation of the GDPR, the risks of cybercrimes looming over the companies, the crucial necessity to inform and educate the young generations as well as the employees about cyber risks and good practices.
However, the European cybersecurity month is a great opportunity to put into lights the kind of events that exist during the year, as well as the national and local actors who are taking part in it such as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the ministry, ANSSI’s experts, etc.
Find the 2018 calendar.
The common plea is also to implicate the citizen in the campaign, asking them to share the messages to their audiences on social media, using national hashtag #TousSecNum as well as the European #ECSM .
They can also use banners created for this occasion on their social networks and website, using this communication kit.