On 8th & 9th June 2021, a luxembourgish delegation participated in the Paris Cyber Week 2021. François Thill, Director Cybersecurity and Digital Technologies at the Ministry of the Economy & President of SECURITYMADEIN.LU and Pascal Steichen, CEO of SECURITYMADEIN.LU, were on stage.
Find hereafter a summary of their participation.
“Cybersecurity and industry are two different businesses”, François Thill, Director Cybersecurity and Digital Technologies at the Ministry of the Economy
During his participation in the Industrial and IoT Data panel discussion, François Thill reminded us of the importance of controlling the value and ownership of data collected and used by interconnected systems, highlighting the lack of silos.
“Cybersecurity is not a product you buy. Cybersecurity is a moving target, which still benefits from few resources compared to the cruising speed of development in the field”, he said. To overcome this, he explained the importance of collaboration and information sharing, especially at the European level.
“To be able to select the useful information for the SME from a sea of knowledge”, Pascal Steichen, CEO SECURITYMADEIN.LU.
Pascal Steichen took part in the panel discussion on the European Innovation Hub. During this exchange, he explained that Luxembourg’s vision for the creation of a Digital Innovation Hub is to support Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation of companies.The objective is not to create a DIH dedicated only to cybersecurity but to bring together different verticals such as Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing, etc.
“We have this duty to raise awareness in the ICT sector in general to move forward and collaborate in a much more advanced way. The objective we must all work towards is to reduce the complexity. This means creating synergies between the various players. This is exactly what the Digital Innovation Hub movement and the centers of competence are aiming at. By encouraging greater collaboration between the various players, more specific and rapid responses can be provided.”