October – Cyber Security Month

1. October 2019

Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services along with its National CERT (SRB-CERT) is celebrating October, the European and global cyber security month, with a campaign "Active and Safe on the Internet". This campaign promotes the importance of information security to citizens, state organizations, public and private companies and aims to raise awareness and change behavioral patterns by providing basic information to all Internet users about available protection measures while being online.

As part of the Cyber Security Month, RATEL i.e. National CERT will hold a set of workshops intended for different user profiles, such as "Improvement of protection measures for safe Internet business" designed for small and medium enterprises in the Republic of Serbia (promotion of the Safety Act model), in cooperation with Serbian Chamber of Commerce.

In cooperation with NALED, with the participation of the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications and the Office for Information Technologies and e-Government, workshops are organized for local self-government units (Kragujevac, Belgrade, Niš, Novi Sad).

By means of the workshop titled "Active and Safe on the Internet", intended for the press and media companies in the Republic of Serbia, National CERT informs the journalists about current security risks on the Internet.

According to the National CERT's statistical data, the most frequent attack types remain phishing (in the region, different phishing campaigns in the banking sector are currently under way) and ransomware, followed by cryptomining and theft and leakage of personal and business data.

Cyber crime activities such as phishing, ransomware, data breach, DDoS and cryptomining account for 81.7% of the malware content, cyber espionage for 16%, while cyber warfare and hacktivism account for 1.2%  each.

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