Tag - CyberSecMonth

Case study: Cyber Security awareness at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland

The Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) is the largest research centre in Switzerland. Cyber security challenges have increased enormously in recent years. In order to protect the continuity of its large research facilities and infrastructure, the organisation decided to focus on creating a culture of cyber security. We spoke with Björn Abt, IT Security Officer at PSI. With more than 2,100 employees and 2500 guest scientists, many of whom use their own devices for scientific research and 40% of the...

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Social Engineering: How the new Work from Home concept has impacted the world

By Francois Mouton, Associate Professor in Cyber Security at Noroff University College The world as we know it will never be the same. The start of the year 2020 brought along discussions about the corona virus family of viruses and how they are impacting our daily lives. COVID-19 had a massive impact on society at the start of 2020. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019. Subsequently, on the 11th of March 2020, the virus was classified as a pandemic by the...

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SWITCH Security Awareness Day 2020

Tuesday, October 27th | 09:00 – 17:00 | University of Bern & online A mature approach to information technology requires a basic understanding of its possibilities and the processes behind it. Most people have sufficient knowledge to use the Internet and relevant technology. However, this knowledge is not always sufficient to deal responsibly and self-determined with one’s own data. The problem has long been recognised. Security Awareness is supposed to solve it. But the...

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Are you ready to become a cyber hero?

Cyber Security Month 2020 is upon us and we are excited! This campaign focuses on the importance of information security and the simple steps that can be taken to protect users’ personal, financial and professional data. The main goal is to create awareness, change behaviour and provide users with information on how to protect themselves and their organisations online. Become a cyber hero! We are thrilled to join this initiative with our special campaign that aims to encourage end-users to arm...

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GÉANT Cyber Security Month 2020: a preview

October is the Cyber Security Month 2020. GÉANT takes part in this EU initiative with the launch of a communication campaign that aims to raise cyber security awareness within its community.  What is the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM)? ECSM is an EU awareness campaign promoting cyber security among individuals and organisations. The focus is on the importance of information security and the simple steps that can be taken to protect users’ personal, financial and professional data. The...

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Improve your IT security skills with the Self-Online Practical training

Recently the WP8-T1 team within the GÉANT GN4-3 project launched the Self-Online Practical (SOP) training for NRENs. This training offers a unique opportunity to develop new skills and competencies in IT security in the format of an information security competition that challenges contestants to solve a variety of tasks. The exercises are similar to the traditional outdoor game Capture the Flag. Who can participate? SOP is open to anyone, from IT students to highly qualified systems...

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