It seems that the EU has hopped on the October-as-cyber-security-awareness-month bandwagon as well. So far organizers, lead by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), have claimed the first European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) a success with almost 2 million reached on Facebook. I wonder how they measured that … perhaps people that Liked it?
Anyway, as I discussed before we have our doubts on if it’s even worth spending this much time dedicated to cyber security awareness in this way but perhaps in the EU’s case it’s more appropriate as they’re just starting out. As the years go on though, it would probably be better to tailor this effort down to a week or so and rely on other more effective awareness mechanisms. The good news is that at least ENISA scheduled ECSM to be at the same time as the U.S. effort thereby maximizing its effectiveness.
If you are interested in learning more about ECSM, head on over to the official European Cyber Security Month site.
Halfway through the first European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), the pilot campaign has already reached 1,986,270 people on Facebook Europe-wide. In addition, a special Security Month awareness event has taken place every two days in one of the participating countries.
The ECSM runs throughout October, being organised by eight EU and EEA countries (the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom). It is supported by ENISA and the European Commission.
Do you think these months-dedicated-to-cause efforts are worth it? Let us know in the comments below. Today’s post pic is from ENISA. See ya!