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Bucharest, Romania | June 26 - 27, 2019


The fourth annual Symposium on Cybersecurity Awareness (Awareness IV) mediates the exchange of best practices for cybersecurity awareness campaign deployment at the national and transnational levels – and introduces the latest research in the behavioral factors that contribute to cybercrime’s success – and that can inform cybercrime’s suppression through awareness campaigns and education.

Awareness IV Bucharest’s objectives are to establish strategies for cybersecurity awareness with the development of messaging tools as a form of cybercrime prevention – and to proffer resources for deployment of national and globalized cybersecurity awareness campaigns.

In this way, STOP. THINK. CONNECT., APWG.EU, European Commission, RO-CERT, the National Institute for Research & Development in Informatics (ICI) and its correspondents worldwide are organizing the larger global cybercrime prevention effort, unifying the development of effective awareness programs through research specific to the larger awareness effort and informed advocacy of these programs.

Join us and be part of this effort to make awareness and education a primary global defense mechanism against cybercrime and other malicious online enterprises!

This year´s symposium is organized with the support of European Commission, RO-CERT and the ICI and hosted by the European Commission Representation Office in Bucharest.


Supporting entities:

  Logo EU Commission Logo-council-of-europe  
Logo STC Logo CERT.RO Logo ICI Logo QBit

Call for Presentations

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)

  • Cybersecurity education and cyber awareness program development
  • Cybersecurity awareness training metrics/evaluation of awareness campaign effectiveness
  • Case studies of successful cyber awareness training/ campaign
  • Instruments that work in awareness: training, hacking demos, etc.
  • Techniques and tools to raise awareness
  • New techniques to train users
  • Cybersecurity awareness in critical infrastructure
  • Case studies on a country´s legislation support in cybersecurity education/awareness

Important dates

Session/Talk submission: April 18th, 2019

Author notification: May 2nd, 2019

Symposium: June 26-27, 2019

Program Committee

Peter Cassidy


Daria Catalui

DIGIT, EU Commission

Matteo Lucchetti

Council of Europe

Carmen Cirnu


Agustí Solanas


Foy Shiver


Zoriana Dmytryshyna


Mihai Rotariu


Przemek Jaroszewski


Manel Medina


Marc Rivero


Instructions for Submissions

If you want to send your Paper or Abstract, please:

  • Send to stop.think.connect@apwg.eu ONE attached file. File should be Paper/Abstract ( should not exceed 2 letter-sized pages ) with main ideas including author name and affiliation. Please, send your Paper/Abstract with the following subject: AWARENESS2019_firstname_lastname.
  • Fill the following application form (Before, remember to send your Paper/Abstract to stop.think.connect@apwg.eu).

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