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European Cybersecurity Month

In a world where technology is an integral part of our lives, the importance of cybersecurity shouldn’t be overstated. As cyber threats continue to evolve, so too must our knowledge and defenses. That's why, every October, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the European Commission, in collaboration with EU Member States and numerous partners, come together to observe European Cybersecurity Month (#CyberSecMonth). This annual campaign aims to promote cybersecurity awareness and equip EU citizens and organizations with the tools and knowledge needed to stay safe in the digital realm. This year, the spotlight is on Social Engineering, and the motto is clear: #BeSmarterThanAHacker.



The theme for European Cybersecurity Month 2023 is "Social Engineering." In an age where hackers employ cunning manipulation tactics to breach security defenses, it's crucial to understand and counter these threats effectively. #BeSmarterThanAHacker serves as a rallying cry, reminding us that knowledge and the right tools are our best defenses against cybercriminals.

Throughout October, a wide range of activities will take place across Europe. These activities will include conferences, workshops, training sessions, webinars, presentations, and more. These events are designed to educate and empower individuals and organizations to recognize and thwart the tactics used by cybercriminals.

Social engineering encompasses a variety of tactics used by cybercriminals to exploit human psychology and gain unauthorized access to information or systems.

Here are some key aspects of social engineering that will be explored during European Cybersecurity Month:

  • Phishing: Learn how to spot phishing emails that aim to trick you into revealing sensitive information, such as passwords or financial details.

  • Impersonation Scams: Understand how cybercriminals impersonate trusted individuals or organizations to deceive and manipulate victims.

  • Manipulation Techniques: Explore the psychological tactics employed by hackers to exploit human behavior and trust.

  • Prevention Strategies: Discover effective strategies and tools to protect yourself and your organization from social engineering attacks.

  • Reporting Incidents: Learn how to report cybersecurity incidents, ensuring that the relevant authorities are informed and can take action.



The ENTRUST project aligns seamlessly with the overarching goals of European Cybersecurity Month, which are to bolster cybersecurity awareness and preparedness in healthcare. In an era where medical devices are becoming increasingly interconnected, the need to ensure the trustworthiness and security of these devices cannot be overstated. By focusing on end-to-end trust management of medical devices, ENTRUST is contributing to the broader mission of enhancing cybersecurity in the medical ecosystem. Our innovative solutions, such as formally verified trust models, risk assessment processes, and real-time Conformity Certificates, are not only groundbreaking but also instrumental in safeguarding connected medical devices. As we delve into the world of cybersecurity during European Cybersecurity Month, it's crucial to recognize initiatives like ENTRUST that are pioneering advancements in securing critical healthcare infrastructure and protecting patient privacy.


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