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Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness

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The Hague, Netherlands | Postponed to 2022



Awareness V Den Haag will be organised in collaboration with Europol, the official host of the event at its headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. The symposium will provide a platform to present and discuss the best practices for cybersecurity awareness campaign deployment at national and transnational levels. The event will also spotlight research in behavioral factors that contribute to cybercrime’s success and suggest ways to mitigate cybercrime by giving people the skills and knowledge to better protect themselves.

The symposium aims to identify successful strategies for cybersecurity awareness campaign as well as messaging strategies as fundamental components of cybercrime prevention. Awareness V will present best-of-class resources for deployment of national and globalised cybersecurity awareness campaigns – resources that delegates can use today.

Europol, STOP. THINK. CONNECT, APWG.EU, and its correspondents worldwide are organising the largest global cybercrime prevention effort, unifying and advocating the development of effective awareness programs. For the first time, the event will provide a common discussion framework with law enforcement participation.

Supporting entities:

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Venue & Accommodation Awareness V 2020

Venue information for the Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness is available HERE.

Call for Papers

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Cybersecurity education and cyber awareness program development
  • New and evolving ICT user exposures that awareness programs must cover
  • Case studies on national support of cybersecurity education/awareness
  • Innovative techniques for training users in ICT safety principles
  • Strategies on employee training
  • Cybersecurity awareness training metrics/evaluation of awareness campaign effectiveness
  • Case studies of successful cyber awareness training / campaigns
  • 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
  • Addressing the awareness needs of different demographies

Important dates

Symposium: Postponed to 2022.

Program Committee

Agustí Solanas
Zoriana Dmytryshyna
Nicole van der Meulen
EC3 (Europol)
Pat Cain
Foy Shiver
María Sanchez
EC3 (Europol)
Costas Patsakis
University of Piraeus
Peter Cassidy
Manel Medina
Daria Catalui

Instructions for Submissions

Submissions should include author names, affiliations and acknowledgments (if any). They should not exceed 2 letter-sized pages. Each should begin with a title, abstract, and may optionally include introduction or session slides.

For enquiries on the event, please contact us via email at: awareness20@apwg.eu