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News article13 October 2021

European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM): Connecting Europe Facility projects focus on how to be cyber-secure at home

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Activities under the European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) continue throughout the whole month of October and highlight one of the themes of this year’s campaign: be cyber-secure at home. With many citizens in the EU and worldwide being compelled to work from home over the past 1.5 year, cybersecurity has become more relevant than ever. Therefore, awareness raising is focusing on informing citizens on how to protect themselves from cybersecurity risks, while working from home.

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme has been investing in trans-European connectivity and interoperable digital services, while ensuring a reliable and safe digital ecosystem.

This week, HaDEA presents two projects funded by CEF that contribute to keeping us cyber-secure at home:

  • The project VARIoT is generating and providing open access information related to the security of the Internet of Things (IoT), including vulnerabilities, exploits, Indicators of Compromise, events, incidents, malware samples, etc., which can be processed manually or automatically and that can be used to ensure their cybersecurity.
  • With the coronavirus pandemic forcing millions of people to work, learn, and socialise from home, Zoom conferences are becoming a default method to connect; and with popularity comes abuse. Enter “Zoom-bombing”, the phenomenon of trolls intruding into other people's meetings for the sole purpose of harassing attendees, usually by bombarding them with racist or sexually explicit images or statements. Check out the tips and advice for teachers on how to deal with “Zoom-bombing” put together by Safer Internet Centre Italy.

In case you missed it, check out our latest article dedicated to cybersecurity in the context of the European Cybersecurity Month.


Publication date
13 October 2021
Programme Sector
Connecting Europe Facility 1