The European Cybersecurity Month and the ABC of avoiding cyberattacks.
October is here and with this we enter The European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM). This annual campaign is created by the European Union to promote cybersecurity among EU citizens and organizations. The campaign strives to provide accurate information through awareness raising and sharing of practices.
We at cyan are participating with our own campaign, aiming to raise awareness regarding cyber threats and the understanding of how user behavior has a major impact on digital safety .
Over the upcoming weeks we aim to share information through content accessible here and on our LinkedIn page. Every week a new topic will be introduced on our platforms.
Cybercrime is currently progressing at fast pace with constant new trends emerging. At the same time cybercriminals are becoming more alert, tailoring their attacks and cooperating with each other. Due to the corona pandemic our daily lives shifted more into the digital dimension. People started conducting both, their daily and work lives, online and it is now more important than ever to know how to be safe in the digital world.
We are introducing the ABC of reducing the risk of becoming a target for cybercriminals, by which we want to showcase how changes in a users‘ behavior might positively impact the users‘ cybersecurity.
Keep yourself informed about what is going on in the cyber world. If you know what the latest threats are, you are less likely fall for them.
Install cybersecurity software which will protect you and your data. The increase of digital interactions requires more sophisticated protective measures. After all, you wouldn’t start driving without wearing a seatbelt.
Doublecheck the legitimacy of suspicious messages, emails, domains or similar and refrain from clicking on or downloading from such messages even if you make use of software to protect you.
In current times it is important to be aware of potential risks and how to deal with them. Globally, the number of cybercrime has increased significantly during the last five years. One of the most common types of a attack is phishing, something that we will focus on in next week’s blogpost.