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An entire week of events dedicated to cybersecurity will take place from 16 to 21 October

Cybersecurity is among the greatest challenges of the digital economy, increasingly emerging every day as a field with high potential in terms of new skills, jobs and growth.

The Grand Duchy has been considering this area as an opportunity for economic growth for over 15 years, a view further highlighted in the governmental Digital Lëtzebuerg initiative, as well as the announcement, in October 2016, of a competence centre on cybersecurity.

Building on this momentum, five players are gathering today to create the Cybersecurity Week-Luxembourg in the framework of the European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM), an annual advocacy campaign organised by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and the European Commission to promote cybersecurity internationally.

This first edition will be carried out by the Ministry of Economy, the national platform for the promotion of cybersecurity SECURITYMADEIN.LU, Luxinnovation, Excellium and PwC Luxembourg, in partnership with the Luxembourg Institute for Digital Training (LIDIT), coordinator of the Digital Skills Coalition Lëtzebuerg.

The Cybersecurity Week – Luxembourg (#luxsecurityweek) will allow participants to:

  • Make the most of existing synergies in the Grand Duchy and further contribute to the development of initiatives carried out by public and private actors in cybersecurity;

  • Increase opportunities at national and international levels to attract start-ups, talent and investors, thus positioning Luxembourg as a key European player in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Week agenda

Cybersecurity is a shared concern. During the Cybersecurity Week the various events are tailored to meet the expectations of different audiences: CEOs, hackers, citizens, kids, students and Cybersecurity experts.

Monday, 16th October

The new GDPR: Consumer protection and data protection go hand in hand

Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données (CNPD)/SECURITYMADEIN.LU/Union Luxembourgeoise des Consommateurs (ULC)/Centre Européen des Consommateurs (CEC)

This conference will present the new European General Data Protection Regulation, which will enter into force on 25 May 2018.

MISP (Malware Information Software Platform) Summit

Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg (CIRCL) by SECURITYMADEIN.LU

Organised one day before the official opening of the Hack.lu event, the MISP event will present the latest developments on this platform. It will also be an opportunity for users to share their experiences.

Tuesday, 17th October

Hack4Kids

SECURITYMADEIN.LU

Digital Talent-Day

LIDIT

Making career can be learned, and effective methods are usually easier than you think. The "Digital Talent Day 2017" provides a comprehensive overview of opportunities for career optimization and career development in the digital area. Specialists from some of the major employers of the Greater Region will hold lectures around the theme of career; Successful career making starts now!

Cybersecurity4success - PME - “naviguez sain et sauf à travers le monde digital!”

Chambre des Métiers/Chambre de Commerce/ Représentation de la Commission Européenne au Luxembourg/House of Training/ SECURITYMADEIN.LU/Confédération Luxembourgeoise de Commerce (CLC)/Fédération des Artisans (FDA)

Pour une transformation digitale sans soucis, la formation des employés est primordiale

Thursday, 19th October

PwC Cyber Security Day

PwC Luxembourg

The PwC Cybersecurity Day will offer a unique opportunity to gain insights from the latest global developments in cybersecurity. Distinguished speakers from all over the world, representing a rich panel of thought leaders will share the stage with fast growing technology companies engaged in a pitching competition and presenting how they meet cybersecurity challenges with next-generation solutions.

The event will also cover the findings of the Global State of Information Security Survey 2018 and how it applies to relevant markets in Europe.

Business matchmaking, interactive breakout sessions and a networking forum will pull together leaders of the cyber industry, decision makers and key experts.

17th to 19th October

Hack.lu 2017

Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg (CIRCL) by SECURITYMADEIN.LU

19th to 20th October

Open Source Security Software Hackathon

Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg (CIRCL) by SECURITYMADEIN.LU

A 24h hackathon event.

Friday, 20th October

SecDecOps Day

Excellium University

A day dedicated to the impact of agility and cloud technologies in the world of development, especially in security.

Cybersecurityweek Gala Dinner

A gala dinner will bring together all the partners of the Cybersecurity Week - Luxembourg on Friday, 20 October. This closure ceremony will announce five awards:

Award sponsored by PwC-Luxembourg – Most Promising Company (chosen by jury)

The Most Promising Company Award will go to the candidate who demonstrates excellence at all levels, from strategy to execution, during the PwC Cybersecurity Day.

Award sponsored by PwC-Luxembourg – Most Promising Company (chosen by attendees)

The audience will vote for the most captivating solution, which will win the People's Choice Award.

Award sponsored by CLUSIL

The CLUSIL award recognises the best master's/doctoral or bachelor thesis/final work of a student registered at uni.lu or who has completed his internship/thesis/work in Luxembourg

Award sponsored by CyberSecurity Week - CISO of the Year Award

Rewarding an individual for his/her global strategy, projects implemented, technical choices and management skills.

Award sponsored by hack.lu - CTF Award

The Capture the Flag (CTF) competition is one of the main highlights of the hack.lu conference and attracts over 400 teams every year. It is a 24-hour challenge held by FluxFingers, the CTF Team at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany).

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