This October, cybersecurity has been in the spotlight, due to the European Cybersecurity Month. This year’s focus falls on social engineering – the phenomenon of scammers trying to manipulate people into performing actions online or giving sensitive and/or personal information that is then used for malicious reasons. This phenomenon, which includes phishing, is the most common way for criminals to get access to company data. The Cybersecurity Month’s main aim is to raise awareness of this issue and to showcase Member States’ activities that try to combat this issue.
The European Cybersecurity Month is organised by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), the European Commission, and EU Member States, with events taking place all across Europe throughout the entire month of October.