Belgium announces the end of phishing
Today, the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB) and the Cyber Security Coalition are launching the Stay safe online initiative, a series of simple and accessible online training courses on cyber security. In the first part, "Look where you're going!”, people will learn to identify fake messages that they receive in their inboxes and on their mobile phones. In order to reach as many people as possible, the banking sector will also share this series en masse. If everyone learns to recognize fraudulent messages, Belgium can really announce the end of phishing.
Theft of bank codes, passwords or confidential information is a scourge that affects everyone. Over the years, it has even become a real social problem. Although more and more Belgians know that they have to be careful when they receive a message with a link (in 2022, 6 million fraudulent messages were reported to firstname.lastname@example.org), some people still fall into the trap of fraudsters.
Although phishing affects everyone in their private lives, it is also one of the biggest risks for Belgian companies.
Look where you’re going is the first part of the series Stay safe online. The following parts are about online scams, protecting online accounts, protecting online data, and more.
The series is available on www.safeonweb.be from today.
About the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium
The Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB) is the national authority for cyber security in Belgium. The CCB supervises, coordinates and monitors the application of the Belgian cyber security strategy. Through optimal information exchange, companies, the government, providers of essential services and the general public can protect themselves appropriately. www.ccb.belgium.be
About the Cyber Security Coalition
The Cyber Security Coalition's mission is to make Belgian cyber security more resilient by building a strong cyber security ecosystem at the national level. This involves bringing together the skills and expertise of academia, businesses and public authorities in a trust-based platform that focuses on promoting information exchange, operational cooperation, formulating recommendations for more efficient policies and guidelines, and conducting joint awareness-raising campaigns for organizations and the general public. More than 1,200 representatives of our 160 member organizations participate in our activities and thus contribute to our mission.