Digital economy

A week dedicated to cybersecurity

The Luxembourg Cybersecurity Week will take place from 16th to 21st October. Its aim is to raise web surfers' awareness of basic steps towards computer security.

13-cyberOver the past few decades, Internet has become a great source of information. But the worldwide web also poses threats. Data and identity theft, scams, the list goes on. More than ever, cybersecurity is a major challenge in the digital landscape.

In order to make the Internet safer, major public and private stakeholders gathered to organise the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Week within the framework of the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM). Cyber Security Awareness Week, which took place from 16th to 21st October, is aimed at raising public awareness regarding the need for protection against Internet risks

No room for spams and phishing

Activating an antivirus, installing a firewall or updating software are important steps to ensure protection against web parasites. But the challenge of Cybersecurity Week is to establish a long-term structure in order to respond appropriately and guarantee security.

Throughout the week, a teaching approach will be integrated so as to raise the awareness of individuals, businesses and SMEs through conferences and briefing sessions, as well as a cryptoparty and a hackathon. The target audience includes private and public sector leaders, hackers, school classes and students. They will all come together with cybersecurity experts.

Thanks to the campaign, start-ups, investors and said experts will sit around the same table to discuss new opportunities for growth and capitalise on existing synergies in the Grand Duchy.

It is worth noting that since 2014, various private and public digital economy initiatives were brought under a single roof: Digital Luxembourg.

(Article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)

  • Updated 16-10-2017