Media News - Wednesday, October 03, 2012
European IT security agency Enisa is launching a month-long promotional campaign to promote online safety, raising awareness of threats and helping users mitigate the risks. Events will be taking place across eight European countries to promote better cyber security. “This first European Cyber Security Month is a Europe-wide campaign to become smarter online,” said Enisa executive director Udo Helmbrecht. European Cyber Security Month aims to improve European competitiveness by creating more web-savvy citizens - who will then presumably be more willing to do business online. The campaign is promoting basic security measures, such as encouraging users to adopt strong passwords, to lock their computers when away from their desk to a short time, and recommending users switch to read-only mode when using USB flash drives. It has won the backing of European Commission vice president, Neelie Kroes. The report comes after Symantec reported that Eastern European hackers are proving more dangerous to European businesses than Asian cyber criminals. (V3.co.uk)
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