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Your status on GDPR compliance?

More and more companies, including small organisation and ASBLs, have demonstrated compliance to GDPR .
This is far easier to achieve than generally thought.

itrust consulting has recently updated its service offer:

  1. GDPR templates: € 100 per language version to be filled in by yourself;
  2. A tailored 'privacy statement for ASBL' for fixed price of € 100:
    Send us your logo, statutes, website, and contact data. We will call you for a discussion on your current practices such as enrolment process, use of pictures of events… after which we will send a draft privacy declaration to be published on your website after review and addition of specific aspects;
  3. An introduction to GDPR: 1-day training at € 500 per participant (incl. licence to use the GDPR templates);
  4. GDPR support services: pay per day;
  5. Specialized GDPR training: 2 days on 'Foundations of the GDPR' (incl. exam) + 3 days on the role of DPO (incl. exam);
  6. DPOaaS: typically 2-5 days per year external support as Data Protection Officer.

We are prepared and eager to support you!

For more details, check our GDPR service offer description

itrust consulting applies ‘nudge’ theory to increase customer security

In 2017, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, the founding fathers of 'nudge theory', received the Nobel prize in Economics. The essentials of nudge theory can be summed up in a few bullet points:

  • nudges are tiny hints or changes which suggest that one follow a certain direction, but leave all of one’s options open;
  • a default option is a very powerful nudge, as it requires one to actively object to it to choose a different path;
  • states and other large institutions can use nudges to improve whole societies.


The main New Year’s resolution of itrust consulting for 2019 is to incorporate nudging to the benefit of our customers’ security needs.

The main issue is that people decide emotionally without rationally considering security. Efforts to improve security take attention and resources away from their core business. Moreover, people have a strong tendency to reject constraints and authorities, as these give them the impression that they have lost the power to decide. Nudging rests on the idea that most decisions are actually taken unconsciously.

'Nudging for security' means therefore to prepare the environment so that people unconsciously, but freely, choose the right option for themselves and their security. A nice example of this are the privacy-by-default requirements of the GDPR. It is now up to us to come up with - and implement - others for our customers.

As a consequence, itrust consulting wishes to employ a social scientist to assist in this approach.

Happy nudging for better cybersecurity!

Results of the ATENA workshop on October 18, 2018

itrust consulting and the University of Luxembourg jointly organized and hosted a successful public workshop on 18 October, 2018, focusing on the H2020 ATENA project (https://www.atena-h2020.eu/), the topic of which is Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructures (CIs).

The purpose of ATENA is to build a suite of integrated tools to help CI operators manage and respond to cyberattacks in near-real-time so as to maintain the necessary quality of service of such infrastructures.

Please use the link below to read the full press release text.

Links: Press release ATENA workshop 18/10/2018 Communiqué de presse ATENA workshop 18/10/2018 Pressemitteilung ATENA-Workshop 18/10/2018

itrust consulting continues sponsoring key events for information security in Luxembourg

Traditionally, itrust consulting continued its sponsorship for ‘HACK.LU 2018’ (16.-18/10), where our IT Security expert Rémi Chipaux presented in the session ‘Unpacking for Dummies’ malware packing mechanisms and counter strategies.
Additionally, for a consecutive year, we sponsored ‘BSides Luxembourg 2018’ (19/10), result of our excellent professional relationship.

ISO/IEC 27001 surveillance audit passed and ISMS enhanced regarding GDPR

itrust consulting successfully passed its ISO/IEC 27001 surveillance audit performed by Certi-Trust Europe, confirming that information security is managed according to the state-of-the art industry standard.

The challenge during the recent year was to become GDPR-ready, while giving priority to our customer needs versus our internal compliance process.

Please use the link below to read the full press release text.

Links: Press release - surveillance audit passed and ISMS enhanced regarding GDPR

ATENA H2020 Workshop – October 18, 2018, 9:00-17:30

A new cybersecurity for interdependent Critical Infrastructures


Under the patronage of the Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade Étienne Schneider

Targeted at managers willing to use innovative cybersecurity techniques to protect their critical assets, mainly critical infrastructure such as electricity, gas, water distribution system or transport systems, but also other critical ICT systems.

When: Thursday – October 18, 2018, 9:00-17:30

Organized by: the University of Luxembourg in partnership with itrust consulting sàrl

Location: Maison des Arts et des Étudiants (MAE), 6, avenue de la Fonte, L-4364 Esch-zur-Alzette


Agenda (reduced):
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and Registration
09:30 – 11:00 Security of the Grid and the ATENA Approach
11:15 – 13:00 ATENA innovations: the theoretical approach
14:00 – 15:10 ATENA innovations: the practical approach
15:10 – 15:30 Other research projects on Critical Infrastructure Protection
15:30 – 16:30 Panel Discussion
17:00 – 21:30 Cybersecurity week

Links: Detailed ATENA H2020 workshop agenda 18/10/2018

Privacy Statement updated

itrust consulting s.à r.l. has updated its Privacy Statement.

Links: Privacy Statement of itrust consulting s.a r.l. Consultancy Services to become GDPR compliant

Doctoral degree awarded to Steve Muller of itrust consulting sàrl

On 26 June Steve Muller of itrust consulting defended his PhD thesis in Computer Science on Risk Monitoring and Intrusion Detection for Industrial Control System (ICS) at the University of Luxembourg.

Links: Press release

itrust consulting participates in QUARTZ on satellite-based key distribution

itrust consulting s.à r.l. is proud to announce that it has recently signed a contract with SES to participate as one of the many project partners in the recently publicized QUARTZ consortium (https://www.ses.com/press-release/esa-and-ses-led-consortium-develop-satellite-based-cybersecurity), primarily funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) via its ARTES/ScyLight programme.

Please select the Links below to read the full press release and to access further project details as published by SES and ESA.

Links: itrust consulting - press release 07/06/2018 - itrust consulting participates in QUARTZ on satellite-based key distribution SES - press release 07/06/2018 - 10 Project Partners in QUARTZ Satellite Cybersecurity Consortium ESA - press release 03/05/2018 - Space photons bring a new dimension to cryptography SES - press release 02/05/2018 - ESA and SES-led Consortium to Develop Satellite-based Cybersecurity

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