On January 22nd and 23rd, the 11th edition of the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) will take place in Lille, France. The SECURITYMADEIN.LU team has confirmed the presence of a national delegation from the “Let’s make it happen” team. It will hold a booth made up of companies and startups wishing to show off Luxembourg to the international network of experts.
(Featured Image: Pascal Steichen, CEO of SECURITYMADEIN.LU / Image Credit © Marion Dessard)
For several years, Luxembourg has made the development of the ICT sector one of its priorities, and cybersecurity one of its battle horses. To raise awareness for this sensitive activity sector, the government launched the GIE SMILE and SECURITYMADEIN.LU in February 2015 as a catalyst for all cybersecurity activities in Luxembourg. With this in mind, the C3 Cybersecurity Competency Center opened its doors in the heart of the capital to help businesses upgrade to all cybersecurity issues in November 2017.
A few days ago, and as part of Luxembourg Internet Days, Luxembourgish Prime Minister Xavier Bettel also officially announced the opening of the D4 platform—the Distributed Denial of Services Detection Devices Platform. His goal? To strengthen the country’s digital defense by creating a “National DDoS Mitigation Center” and provide a back-up infrastructure to secure Internet traffic in the event of a major DDoS attack. In other words, to protect critical infrastructures in case of major attacks.
“Because of its geographical position, Luxembourg is at the heart of the strategic stakes of the European Union and thus aims to strengthen its position as a key player in cybersecurity.”
Just like a platform such as MISP, allowing international collaboration to deal with cyberattacks, the eleventh edition of the FIC is part of these European challenges related to the digital space. The presence of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for the Economy and the Digital Society, will be one of the highlights of the event, testifying to the urgent need to bring out a European cybersecurity effort. The FIC will offer an ideal sounding board and signature chosen for this edition’s session.”Europe Kicks Off!” is the perfect illustration.
“The 2019 edition of the FIC must launch the construction of a continental Europe cyber defense effort. During 2018, the community began positive with the implementation of common regulations (RGPD and NIS). This legislature pushed businesses in sensitive sectors as well as companies that manage personal data to invest in the evolution of their security systems,” says Jean-Noël de Galzain, President of HEXATRUST and CEO of WALLIX Group.
“The organization of a Luxembourg flag at the FIC is a strong message to our international partners, demonstrating the attractiveness of the Grand Duchy.”
Present at many international events, SECURITYMADEIN.LU reiterates its participation in the FIC by positioning a country stand at the heart of the event alongside the largest players in computer security. We asked Pascal Steichen, CEO of SECURITYMADEIN.LU and member of the international board of the FIC, to detail the reasons for the initiative.
“Because of its geographical position, Luxembourg is at the heart of the strategic stakes of the European Union and thus aims to strengthen its position as a key player in cybersecurity. The organization of a Luxembourg flag at the FIC is a strong message to our international partners, demonstrating the attractiveness of the Grand Duchy and its ability to develop innovative initiatives such as room #42 or D4.”
The International Cybersecurity Forum, organized by CEIS, Euratechnologies and the French Gendarmerie is a key event in the field of information security, both in France and in Europe. This event brings together more than 9,000 participants and 350 partners to discuss more ambitiously about cybersecurity issues and extended programming.
Public and private actors are present, and are each year more numerous. We are convinced of the benefits of a Luxembourgish presence at this event, which aims to accelerate the development of the European cybersecurity markets.
We strongly encourage companies interested in participating to contact us as soon as possible on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. NB: More information about the International Cybersecurity Forum at: forum-fic.com