European Cyber Security Month

The European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) is an action of the EU member states under the auspices of ENISA and has been held annually in autumn since 2012 to promote cyber security awareness. Further information:

In the context of ECSM, KIT informs with a variety of offers and materials on the topic of information security. This year, the focus is on IT security (new: information security) in general and the detection of fraudulent messages as well as the secure handling of them. The materials are provided by the research group "Security, Usability, Society" (SECUSO), the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) and the Information Security Officer (ISB).

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Your questions, our answers

If you have read through our printed awareness materials or watched our explainer videos, questions may have arisen. Regarding ECSM, in addition to email questions, we would like to offer you a live session to answer questions.

When. On October 18, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where.Live session in Microsoft Teams

Information on mobile work in the home office

For mobile work in the home office in the context of the coronavirus, guidance is provided centrally:

KIT Questions and Answers on Dealing with the Coronavirus


Information and instructions of the SCC on supporting IT services.

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Practical tips IT security

In addition to the various technical precautions, it is important that we protect the IT infrastructure of KIT together. How and what everyone can contribute is explained in this leaflet.

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Detect fraudulent messages

Fraudulent messages that pretend you have a legitimate reason for sending them to you pose a great danger. You will find information on this and clear explanations in a leaflet.

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Explanatory videos on information security

In addition to the NoPhish videos, we provide other videos on current topics related to information security, which explain terms or contexts briefly in 2 to 3 minutes.

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NoPhish online training

Phishing is a criminal method that scammers use to try to harm you in different ways. With the NoPhish online training, you will learn how to protect yourself.

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